Ones to Watch

Charlie Avent

Charlie is on a mission to raise awareness of autism. With the help of his young Thoroughbred, Spirit, he plans to provide ‘Autism Meets Natural Horsemanship’ demonstrations around the country. Charlie’s aims are to become a horse whisperer and to demonstrate how horses help him change peoples’ attitudes towards autism.

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Izzy Mead

Izzy is a committed and keen young event rider competing her two horses King Zulu and Rayid Crackerjack.

Izzy has competed Cracker up to BE100 as well as taking part in all Pony Club activities, from flying around the Tetrathlon courses to meeting the Queen!

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Heald Town Highland Pony Stud

Heald Town is a Highland Pony Stud and one of England’s most known studs having been successful in the show ring over recent years. Heald Town strive to breed high quality ponies suitable for the show ring and with temperaments to be all round family ponies.

Heald Town Ponies are located within Cheshire's picturesque Peak National Park which provides a natural landscape ideal for the breed with it's steep hills and natural, rough grazing.

Heald Town had a great season i

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Katie Hale

Katie is a dedicated and enthusiastic young event rider. In 2018 Katie is combining studying for GCSEs with riding her two matching grey ponies Toddy (aka Killacoran Blue) and Libby (aka Claydon Robinia). Katie takes part in a wide variety of competitions from all Pony Club activities to BE eventing and BS showjumping.

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Janine Lamy

Janine is a freelance coach specialising in the training of grassroots competitors in all disciplines. Janine and husband Martin are not professional riders, in fact Martin has a full-time job alongside being Area 11 Rep for the Pony Club. They have four horses at home to produce, a young horse at stud, and two older horses out on loan. Janine and Martin love working with young horses and encouraging riders to work towards their affiliated debut and beyond.

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Georgie Wood

Georgie Wood and her family have been feeding the feeds for over 6 years to all of their horses and ponies on their yard. Georgie is very keen to further a career in Eventing with the support of her Mum and Aunt, who have competed up to 4* Level. Georgie is a very hard working and positive person. She has a very full and informative website detailing frequent blogs and a large number of videos from her events.

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Ashleigh Hill

Ashleigh Hill is an up and coming dressage rider running an established livery and stud business in Kent. Ashleigh has successfully produced and competed horses up to Prix St George working her way up from young riders to seniors having gained experience working and training with some of the most talented riders in the UK. The stud business is something Ashleigh takes particular pride in, having only been established for a few years, Ashleigh has produced three higher first premium foals and two elite premium foals. Her first foal (Floriek) is now competing and will be attending her first regional championships in February 2018.

Ashleigh trains with List 1 BD judge, Mary Anne Horn and Gareth Hughes. She has three exciting prospects to compete in 2018. Originally from South East London, Ashleigh does not come from your typical horsey background and has worked hard over the years to achieve her goals, relocating to Kent to establish Ashleigh Hill Dressage. Ashleigh is a positive and enthusiastic individual and a sympathetic rider who credits her family and friends for their support over the years, especially her parents.

In addition to riding, Ashleigh is also a trainee BD judge and trainer who teaches a variety of pupils from children to adults, beginners to those competing at affiliated regional/area festival level. Ashleigh also is a UKCC level 2 coach and is looking to do her level 3.

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