"My grandparents introduced me to horses at a local show in Kenilworth. From then on riding lessons became the highlight of my week. After getting married and moving to Bulby I rekindled my passion for horses and was introduced to the world of eventing. The smell of horses, hay and leather always evokes happy childhood memories."
Pony Club AH Test
BHS Stage 3, Stage 2 Coach
Coach & Yard Advisor
"I grew up at Bulby as a Saddle Club Member and haven't stopped being potty about ponies since!
Since becoming a part of the Bulby team in 2017 I have achieved my BHS Stage 3 and BHS Stage 2 Coach and my PC AH Test.
After 20 years of riding, Bulby enabled me to start my coaching career, which I thoroughly enjoy."
Pony Club A Test
BHS Stage 4, BHSAI
"Daughter of owner, Sue, I have been very lucky to grow up at Bulby. Many of the lovely ponies that I learned to ride on, who fuelled my passion for horses and eventing, are still with us today.
I have been supported hugely by the yard in obtaining my Pony Club A Test, BHS AI and BHS Stage 4, and love sharing knowledge, teaching and watching clients progress.
In my final year of University study, I am more a friendly face, social media whizz and yard advisor than coach."
BHSI, Stage 5 Coach
Pony Club Coach of the year 2018
BHS and staff coach and Pony Club Assessor
"I have competed in all major disciplines, Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping. I have had a great life competing and coaching in Hong Kong, Greece, Italy as well as here in UK. Seeing riders gaining personal pleasure from their horse or riders representing their country and knowing I have been a small part of their journey is very fulfilling."
Meet the Team
NVQ Level 2
"I have owned horses for over 21 years, including Welsh Ponies, Thoroughbreds and Cobs. I gained my NVQ level 2 in Horse Care & Riding and have worked as a groom at Hickstead & Lincolnshire County Show.
I started working at Bulby in 2019 and enjoy meeting, greeting and teaching clients and spending time with the horses."
Pony Club AH Test
Junior Coach & Jockey
"Apart from working with the event and riding school horses at Bulby and exercising horses for private clients, I am also working towards my instructor qualifications.
I bring a friendly welcome face to the yard, encouraging clients to overcome their fears and push themselves to become better and more established riders."
Pony Club C Test
Assistant Yard Manager
An original Bulbian Sophie knows the yard and its ways inside out. Mixing yard life, taking out hacks with her regular office jobs she brings a unique range of skills to the yard. As a ex Pony Club member and Saddle Club member she knows how we foster the development of the riders and those who want to learn about caring for horses.
'I have had a love of horses all my and have ridden since I was five years old. I enjoy competing in both eventing and dressage.
I am a BHS Intermediate instructor and enjoy coaching all ages and abilities. Working on the correct foundations to facilitate knowledge and understanding to develop the partnership between horse and rider.
I am a new addition to the team joining Bulby at the end of June
Stage 4 Coach
Callum is from a showjumping background, a dedicated perfectionist who competes in British Showjumping at 1.40m and Advanced Medium Dressage and brings infectious energy to his lessons getting the best out of his clients. He is planning to develop flatwork and pole clinics at Bulby for riders with their own horses.
Stage 3 Coach
"Having learnt to ride at 4yrs old horses have always been my first love. My passion is dressage having competed a number of horses up to PSG. Training young horses and breeding is one of my favourite things about working in the world of horses. And teaching clients to achieve what they think is an unachievable goal always makes my day."
"I have been riding for forty six years, and as a teenager worked in riding schools, hunting, livery and breeders' yards. My children started their riding at Bulby and then had their own show ponies. I have youngsters for the past four years, backing and schooling them and riding at the stud associated with the livery yard."
Sarah works behind the scenes keeping our accounts in order.
Pony Club & Saddle Club Leader
"" I had my first riding lesson at Bulby in November 2008 and have continued riding since. I bought Jack in 2015 who was raised at Bulby. We have gone onto unaffiliated dressage, show jumping and cross competitions. I left Bulby in 2018 to do Early Years Training but have now returned. I am a qualified Early Years Educator and Teaching Assistant. I love spending time with the children and sharing my knowledge with them!"
"I had ponies from an early age into my 30s and loved exploring the surrounding woodlands and countryside.
After gaining my childcare qualifications I first came to work at Bulby in 2001 as a groom/nanny and have lots of fond memories of a tiny Diana and her pony Polo.
I came back down to the yard full time in 2008 to help develop the centre and combine my love of working with children and horses with the pony club. In 2011 I left on more nanny adventures and to have my own family and now I’m back to rekindle my love of teaching and educating the grassroots of pony club. "
Saddle and Pony Club Leader
Chrysalis and Tots Club
Pony Club B Test
Junior Coach & Jockey
"I compete with show jumping and eventing teams within the Burghley Pony Club Branch and have represented GB in Western Mounted Games, including Barrel Racing in South Africa.
I worked as a riding instructor at Camp America in 2018 and I have just completed my degree in Business Management at University in Lincoln."
"I started my career as a Dementia Specialist. After my children grew up decided to make my hobby of training gun dogs and dog obedience into a career and went back to owning horses.
I am a qualified gun dog trainer and also hold a certificate in human first aid."
Inventor and designer
Bryan is our solution finder. Versatile in his approach and imaginative in design he has fabricated our indoor rug racks and our brilliant outdoor rug drying racks, weighted lever bars for stables and recently the most fabulous outdoor viewing bench to help keep our clients comfortable and safe outdoors.
"I became a volunteer at Bulby in 2018 and then as a member of staff I gained my BHS Stage 2 in Complete Horsemanship and Stage 3 is next. As a Veterinary student, I enjoy all animals but horses will always have my heart so I spend my rare free time riding and as a BHS Volunteer & Welfare Advisor. I hope to come back to Bulby in my holidays and pass on my passion and knowledge to the next generation of young equestrians."
BHS Stage 2
Groom & Jockey
now at Vet School
Gemma has many years of experience in the horse industry a strong background in showing preparing and qualifying show horses for HOYS. Still actively showing we are delighted that she has returns to the yard to run occasional afternoon yards when staff are on leave.