Ali & Bobby McEwen - Parents
Bobby is a partner at Valley Equine in Lambourn and Ali showjumped professionally and now is invaluable in helping day to day with the horses at home and at events.
Lucy Seddon - Head Girl/Travelling Groom
Lucy is 21, and joined Tom’s team at the end of 2013. As well as running the yard with Tom Lucy enjoys her eventing and has been lucky enough to have competed some of Tom’s retired advanced horses such as Major Sweep. Lucy WON the Haddon Training British Groom Award in 2018.
Isobel "Bella" Elliott - Yard Groom
Alice Blane - "Ad hoc Groom" when not at University!!
Alice is 21 years old and is our favourite boomerang in that she keeps coming back to work on the yard. She originally joined the team back on 1st March 2016 for her gap year with her horse and was finally pursuaded to go to take up her deferred place at Bath Univeristy in September 2018!!! She’s a breath of fresh air, whenever she returns to the yard be it weeekends, holidays or for a night out!!
Francesca Gorni - Yard Groom
Francesca is 22 and joined us on the 2nd August 2018, from Hartpury College having completed a 3 year degree in BA (Hons) Equine Business Management. She’s had plenty of yard experience having been Barn Mentor for Hartpury Equine Therapy Centre over a 2 year period whislt studying. We anticipate she’s well placed to put her management of 22 liveries over to our eventers! Added to that she’s worked & groomed with Carl Hester MBE, Charlotte DuJardin MBE & Alan Davies both at home & at competitions. Francesa also hopes to compete her Mare “Firenze Van Twelve Oaks” or ‘Renzie’ and progress up to Novice by the end of the season.
Annie Hambrook - Yard Groom
Annie is 21 and joined the team on the 11th December 2018, as Yard Groom, since leaving school she’s work for John Marsden Eventing at Somerford Park Farm in Cheshire. During that time Annie gained her Level 3 diploma & Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Horse Care & Management. Annie’s experience in exercising, following fitness & feeding programmes and aiding in the preparation for competitions including clipping, trimming, pulling, plaiting and grooming at events sees her well placed to join our team.
Zoe Hawkins - Yard Groom
Zoe is 21 and joined the team on the 28th January 2019, as Yard Groom, she relocated to Hartpury having worked with hunters, polo ponies and livery horses. Zoe has fitted in perfectly to the team, shes’ been enthuastic & keen to learn new skills and has recently been assting Lucy grooming at events.
Gavin Scofield - Osteopath
A hugely experienced osteopath who has worked for a number of years on Tom’s horses with great success.
Ellen Stanwell – Chiropractor DC AMC MMCA
Ellen is a member of the McTimoney Chiropractor Association. She has a very holistic approach and considers all aspects of their well being & keeps all the horses free from any tightness and strains in their backs. She comes to the yard on a regular basis to give each horse an MOT so they can remain at optimal performance throughout the event season. Mob 07976 412 642
Philippa James - Equine Physiotherapist BSc VPNA DipAPhys MIAAT
Philippa is an Equine Sports Therapist, trained by well known Physiotherapist Marnie Malgarin who treats Carl Hesters horses. Philippa comes to treat the horses once a month, specific requirements dependent, and is a key aspect to the horses muscular development. Mob 0787 657 0885
Greg Elliot - Farrier
Greg does a fantastic job shoeing the horses and is invaluable to the Team!
Claire is the “office” and joined the team in September 2013. She looks after all the administration / secretarial jobs relating to the business, the day-to-day financial affairs and monthly billing, in essence anything not directly related to the actual day to day care of the horses!