Team

 

There are so many people that have helped me and influenced my life and career so far, and I want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported me! My family, friends, boyfriend, and even my school teachers and university lecturers who helped me study and compete at the same time!

 

Mervyn and Nicola Wells - Parents

My parents have supported me from the beginning, they gave me lots of opportunities when I was younger to find something I was good at and when they found that I was so keen to learn to ride, they supported my ambitions to be the best in the world.

 

Dr Neil and Dr Jackie Walker - Owners

Jackie and Neil have been so supportive, and I am incredibly grateful and honoured for them allowing me to ride their horse, Noki. They have travelled around the world to watch and support us competing.

 

 

Angela Weiss - Coach

I started training with Angela near the end of 2004. She has been a massive support to me in my training and has helped me to develop as a rider to where I am today. As well as the training, Angela has helped me through my teenage years to learn how to cope with all the other aspects of training and competing, from pressure to nerves etc. Angela has taught me to be independent in my riding as well as teaching me all about stable management, yard management and every other aspect to training, competing and horses! I helped Angela keep her horses going when she had her terrible accident in 2008, breaking her leg in three places, and I have been based there on and off since 2010. I'm very lucky to have a second family there! Angela is the Squad Coach to the World Class Development and Excel Squads, an international Grand Prix rider and the Director of Para Dressage for British Dressage. She has taken a key role in the development of Para dressage in Great Britain from both sides, and as if all this wasn't enough, she also runs a training and livery yard between Nottingham and Mansfield, Papplewick Equestrian Centre.

 

Charlotte Hogg – Owner

An owner since 2013, I am very grateful for the belief and support of Charlotte, which has brought gorgeous Jorge into my life and given me an amazing opportunity.

 

Mark Connole - Farrier

Mark has shod my horses since I began, and has been a great support travelling to whereever my horses are based at the time!

 

Andy Milner – Saddler and specialist rein maker

 

Darren Bettison – Biomechanics coach, Personal Trainer & Sports Massage

Darren works with me with the biomechanics and sports massage since Teresa Dixon left for New Zealand in 2013. He is a valued member of the team and keeps my body working as efficiently as possible, essential for riding and the small detail!

 

Ed Simmons – Personal Trainer

Ed has gained experience working with riders and disabilities, formulating good exercises that may need to be altered slightly for the disability, and specific to riders too, as well as the general fitness and strength & conditioning side of the gym work! He keeps us all motivated to put 100% effort into every session and has a great eye for technique.

 

Home Farm Equine (Matthew Barlow) - Vet

 

Maxine Poole - Equine Physiotherapist

 

Mark Fisher - Saddler

 

Tom Phillips - Equine Dentist

 

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Paul Goldacre - Mechanic

 

Retford Saddlery - Tack Shop

 

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