I would like to introduce you to ‘Team Levett’ as although I ride the horses, without them I’d not be able to keep the show on the road. I hope you get a flavour from my blog of the variety of activities and level of detail that goes on behind the scenes to run a successful event yard. Whether it be the planning that goes in to tailoring the competition plans for each and every one of the horses, or working out the personalised fitness and training programmes for each horse, or the feeding and shoeing programmes, no stone is left unturned and the detail is constantly revisited in order to try and ensure both the horses and I are ‘set up for success’.
My team is critical to my success, everyone plays their part and all involved are equally important.
Ryan joined us in Spring 2017, having previously worked with hunters and dressage horses. He is originally from Ireland and is our Yard Manager.
Poppy rejoins us for the 2018 as our Travelling Head Girl, having previously worked for us for several years before leaving to take up the Head Girl position for Austin O’Connor. We are delighted to have Poppy back with us as part of our team.
Laria joined us on completion of her Degree at Hartpury, having previously worked for Jonty Evans. She brings her horse Nia with her to continue to produce and compete, and achieve her eventing goals.
Charlotte joined us in September 2017. She is on a gap year and is keen to spend time learning about working on a competition yard.
Tori joins us having previously worked for Steven and Trevor Smith in Ireland, and Lucinda Fredericks in the UK. She is passionate about pursuing a career in eventing and we look forward to having her as part of our team. She brings her horse Graeff with her.
Jaya joins us from New Zealand, where she has worked with horses in various forms. She is passionate about eventing, and has taken on the ride on Drakkar.
Sara works for us part time, having worked with us 10 years ago as my travelling head girl. It’s lovely to have her back on board.
|Lou D creates order out of chaos with the bookwork.|
|Nick Deacon (our camera-shy farrier in the photo), Maggie Turner and Annabelle Gait (equine physios for Little Charingworth), Anna Johnson (equine physio at competitions), Grant Chanter (equine dentist), Tom Campbell and Spike Milligan (vets).They are all critical members of the team who we’ve worked with for a long time, more than ten years in most cases, and who help to keep the horses fit and well.
Alan B is our very handy Handyman
|Gareth Hughes (dressage trainer), plus Ros Morgan (show jumping) give me help on the flat and over fences as I believe I’m constantly learning and need help to try and continue to improve and refine my riding skills and understanding/partnership with each of the horses I ride and produce.|
Byron (pictured with his departed brother Bay) guards Little Charingworth Stud, clears up the horse hoof and ensures Jenny and the kids are never alone when I’m away on the road.
Dot – Bill’s truck dog
Wombat – Jenny’s truck dog
Waltzer & Fairground (the cats!) ensure the mice/rats are kept at bay at Little Charingworth Stud.
Thanks to Fiona Scott-Maxwell who takes the majority of the fantastic photos on our website.