Olympic hopeful and European gold medalist Felicity, is one of the top British young riders on the circuit. She prides herself on being a hard working, dedicated athlete, who has the drive and talent to succeed at the top. She has produced numerous horses up to 4/5* level, and is always looking for more to join the team to ensure her longevity at the top. She has placed top 10 at CCI5* level, and has been on a senior GB nations cup team.
Vicky is the backbone of the everything that goes on at our home base in East Sussex. Vicky is a well known name on the Eventing circuit, having ridden successfully to 4* and shortlisted for the Atlanta Olympics 1996 on her homebred Welton Molecule. She is definition of a grafter – someone who has made everything from nothing! Chief lorry driver, groom, trainer, mentor, supporter and owner…Felicity wouldn't be where she is now without her.
Apprentice & head groom
Frankie joined us as full time groom under an apprenticeship at the start of 2022. She fit straight in and has developed into a huge asset to our team, grooming at Badminton, Burghley and Blenheim in her first season as an eventing groom. Frankie is primarily travelling groom as well as day to day yard duties and helping with hacking and fitness work of the competition horses - all whilst working towards an equine grooming qualification.
Lauren has recently joined us as a full time apprentice groom and slotted straight into our busy routine. We are looking forward to kickstarting Lauren's career on our yard and hoping she will have fun and learn lots along the way. Lauren also has her own horse she is beginning to embark a competition career on.
Claire is one of our long standing DIY liveries, and doubles up with being a great help in covering the yard for us when we are away at competitions or need an extra hand. Claire also has a third interest in our team as an owner of Dantastic, a horse Felicity occasionally competes on her behalf. She is brilliant with all of our horses, and is usually seen whizzing round the yard quicker than the speed of light!
Caroline has been training Felicity since 2013, and is not only an incredible coach but a mentor too. Being the Junior Team Coach, Caroline helped Felicity & RSH Contend'Or to perform to their best at the European Championships 2016. She plays a fundamental role and is always on hand for help or advice. Caroline continues to be a large part of Felicity’s (and the horses) progression up the levels in the senior ranks.
Maruska is a chartered equine veterinary physiotherapist & part of the Bridgefield Physiotherapy team and treats and assesses our competition horses regularly.
Gareth is our long standing farrier, he shoes the horses beautifully and is always on hand to help in an emergency. Gareth is a key team member and never misses a beat, we know our horses comfort and performance is just as important to Gareth as it is to us. He is a vital part of any of our success stories - as the saying goes, ‘no foot, no horse’.
Charlee at CMB Equine Dentistry is an essential member of the team. She picks up on the tiniest of details thanks to her vast experience and thorough approach. Felicity and Charlee work together to discuss each horse individually, and match up any concerns from ridden to dental. Charlee also kindly sponsors Felicity - find out more about CMB Equine Dentistry on the sponsors page.