S&DRC Committee

Chairman - Rachel Wood

Rachel is our new chair. Rachel's horse Padstow had serious remedial issues and was impossible to handle on the ground.  Rachel has used Monty Robert Techniques, patience and a few gins to help Padstow overcome his issues. In contrast Rachel also owns the very beautiful Ardy, who loves to be watched which is probably the only reason he is good at dressage, His favourite game is to smash through show jumps as this always seems to attract attention!


Team Manager  - Emily Spinks 

Emily is a brilliant team manager, understanding all the requirements of the role. Emily has a cracking Connemara and together they jump the scariest of ditches. 

Secretary  - Wendy Gredley 

Wendy is our club secretary and keeps us all in line. Wendy has been riding for nearly 50 years an rides a love dunn Connie. A lot of her time is taken up with a small grand daughter and elderly parents. Wendy gets as much enjoyment riding as well as watching her daughter, Emily ride progressing from leading rein to BE!  We now have a new generation nearly ready for her first pony. 

As spring approaches I will looking for a pony as I can barely manage a few months without riding. 

Treasurer - Mike Westby

Mike is extremely patient and keeps a watchful eye over the clubs funds.  Mike rode once, twenty years ago and hasn't done so again! He is a non riding member of the club but his wife Kathy takes part in lots of the clubs team events. 


Clinics - Emma Whittington


Emma and Fiona organise our clinics, working hard to coordinate instructors, venues and riders.  Emma rides the beautiful Harley, who is a very handsome  dunn gentleman.  Emma competed at the BRC 80cm Championships last year.  Emma, like the rest of us enjoys a range of disciplines and riding together 


Clinics - Fiona Wright 

Fiona works with Emma to organise our clinics.  The rest of the time Fiona rides the  talented Harley and challenging the highly capable Flash with higher fences and more difficult dressage moves. Harley loves his job as an endurance horse and much prefers pounding the countryside of England to trotting circles in an arena. Flash is a more down to earth individual who is happy to work at whatever his rider wishes to do. In contrast to Harley he doesn’t really understand hacking and infinitely prefers dressage, SJ and XC. 


Club Safeguarding  Officer - Julie -Maria Skinner

Julie is new to the club and already a great asset having joined the committee and sharing her expertise. Julie looks forward to lots of fun with riding at club activities and pushing through the "yike" moments on her new Connie Monty.



Camp - Yaneke Davie 

Yaneke has been riding most of her life,  she is a general all rounders but her heart really lies in eventing.  New to the club Yaneke has quickly become involved and has now joined the committee. Yaneke looks forward to meeting all our members at camp and other club event.