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Meet our equine team

Our team of equine specialists

Caroline Bowler

Caroline was riding ponies before she could walk – having been brought up at her family’s riding school, she’s always had horses in her life.

Caroline is currently kept busy with her collection of 12 horses and ponies, ranging from young Connemara ponies to her retired show jumping horse – who is now in her late 20’s.

Caroline began competing in affiliated show jumping competitions on ponies as a child, moving on to horses as she grew older. She then enjoyed success in the show ring, concentrating on working hunter and show hunter classes at county level. As a result, Caroline has achieved a national working hunter title on her 16.3hh Hanovarian x, Maatilda.

In recent years Caroline has accumulated an impressive collection of Connemara ponies, making regular “shopping” trips to Ireland. She now competes these ponies in ridden and working hunter competitions on a regular basis; with the aim of gaining her ticket to the Horse of the Year Show with several ponies.

Caroline also contributes as an author to Equestrian Life magazine.

 

                    

 

Anne Thomas

Anne has ridden and owned horses since the age of 7.As a child she competed in pony club events and won her first individual and pairs cross country classes on a pony she bought and broke in herself.

She currently enjoys owning a 16.2hh ex –pacer and Shetland youngster who she hopes to break in next year.

Over the years, Anne has ridden and backed a variety of challenging horses; particularly enjoying bringing on young horses and re-training others. Her interests lie heavily in the horse’s welfare and how they’re managed.

Anne’s proudest achievement to date has been re-training her ex-pacer to trot diagonally, which took her 2 years but was well-worth the perseverance. Her goal is to take her ex-pacer around a cross country course without her breaking into a pace – which sounds trivial but is not easy.

 

     

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