Sam Langford - Chairman
I’m Sam, a
thirty something horse and dog obsessed girl living in the Woodford valley near Salisbury, with my border collie Woody. I currently have 2.5 horses, a 15.3 4 year old TB gelding called Bailey who I
am retraining from the racetrack, and a 15.1 16 year old WB mare called Rosie who I have had for 6 years. Oh and the 0.5, that’s pebbles a cheeky 11.2 exmoor
I enjoy all aspects of riding from hacking to unaffiliated eventing and hope my new boy will help me achieve my British Eventing dreams in the years to come.
While in the role as chairman I hope to be able to offer a warm, welcoming and inviting club where you can come along and enjoy training and competitions with like minded individuals and lots of support.
Lynn Baggott - Treasurer & Clothing
Hazel Jackson - Membership and Child Protection Officer
Annie Gillot - Teams
I live in Amesbury, and am a Civil Servant so am lucky to be able to work flexibly to allow for lots
of horsey time and of course the dramas that come with them
My love for horses began at the age of 7, when I unexpectedly found myself of a lovely cob mare at Tidworth Riding School. That was it then, I got the bug! My own journey began with my first love, my 12.2 New Forest pony Pinky. Looking back now, she was definitely not a first pony. I spent more time on the floor than on her back! She taught me all I know though and certainly how to sit a buck, or two! Spending 20 years growing up together and her turning 28 this year, she is deservingly retired, living the best life as a lady of leisure and companion to my big girl. This brings me onto Susie, my 15.3 ISH. A very impromptu decision to buy her, but I fell in love. She’s a mare in a geldings body on the ground, yet get on her and she reminds me she’s a mare, throwing her sass and options around left right and centre .
Joining the riding club gave me goals to achieve with her, one of them being completing our first ODE, clear too! We’ve then gone on to have a very bumpy journey over the last few years, with lameness and more recently with Susie fighting for her life at Donnington Grove having had 2 consecutive colic surgeries. With months of rest and rehab, we were able to get back out exploring the plain in the autumn and everything crossed we will be able to get back to joining in with some of the fabulous activities the committee runs.
The club being so friendly, relaxed and welcoming, with wonderful instructors offering a variety of lessons/events, really does provide so many opportunities for all abilities.
Sue Hodgson - Show Coordinator
Phoebe Marker - Publicity, Website and Newsletters
Hi, I’m Phoebe,
I’m 19 years old and work as an admin assistant. I am currently studying BA Sustainable Development and previously studied my HND Equine Business Management at North Highland College in Caithness,
where I met my fiancé and my current horse. I have been riding for around 12 years. I first sat on a pony when I was two years old and fell in love! Up until recently I had a horse named Storm who
was a 14.2hh Dales pony and also my fiancé’s horse Bouncer who is a 16.2hh Irish Sports Horse who I still have. We love to jump and I would love to be competitive in the future. I am passionate about
horses and also social media, where I frequently post about both of my boys.