About the committee

Sue Hodgson - Chairman

Hi, my name is Sue and I have been riding since I was 7. I am ex-military and luckily for me, I was allowed to pursue riding as part of that employment. I have ridden in Germany and Hong Kong and represented the army at grass roots level in SJ and Eventing.
I currently have one ponio, Buddy, who I plan to event but as with all plans involving horses... in March 2020 he was diagnosed with a split pastern. Two years later we are competing novice BD and SJ, and if all continues to go well, we hope to event at the end of the season.
I am an experienced BE fence judge, and out for a lot of the season, alongside volunteering at the London International Horse Show and Royal Windsor. Somewhere in there I also have a full time job to keep Buddy in his preferred lifestyle!



Lynn Baggott - Treasurer & Clothing

I'm a life long horse lover having grown up with parents that both worked with horses (racing,hunting,breeding and showing). I work as a forklift driver, which gives me plenty of time to enjoy my riding.
I have only one horse at the moment - Elvis, a 15.2 coloured NFxCob. I bought him to get my confidence back after losing my nerve and nearly giving up due to a super sharp mare. Elvis is a saint! safe, fun and handsome. My heart horse.
I've had a go at most things with him from hunting with the bloodhounds to showing at Hickstead and jumping a metre for the first time yikes! and am looking forward to having a go at some of the new and exciting events the club has coming up.
This is the first riding club i've been in and it's so welcoming and inclusive.


Annie Gillot - Secretary & 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. 


Hazel Jackson - Membership and Child Protection Officer

Hello, I’m Hazel, in charge of memberships for the club. I live in Salisbury with a home zoo of dogs/cats/chickens/fish and a tortoise and my husband and three children. I am also fortunate enough to live out my childhood passion of having my own ponies, trying to balance this with full-time work, university and general adulting duties.
I am currently bringing on a young Connemara and being a unpaid groom and chauffeur to my daughter. I love that Riding Clubs are open to all with a passion for horses, ridden and non-ridden and that whatever type of four legged friend you have or your riding ability, there is an event for you! Dust off your jods, give things a go and most importantly have fun!




Join South Wilts Riding Club, for discounted entry to clinics and events.  Ride for the club and have fun meeting new friends.  See our membership page for details. 



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