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.
|Mel is our head girl. She had many years of experience in the horse industry, working in eventing at an international level as well as with polo ponies, and in race horse rehabilitation. Mel is in her second season with us.|
|Izzy was studying at College but wanted to get some more hands on practical experience in a competition yard. She is in her third season with us.|
|Kiri joined us part time after having a baby. She has a wealth of experience grooming and does a great job giving the horses ‘make overs’. She is in her second season with us.
Emily joined us from the Orkney Isles where she had been working with horses since leaving school.
Daryl and Lisa help keep the place up to speed; they allow us to have some breathing space in what is a very hectic life as they ensure everything is kept organised.
Alex Pickles is our very handy Handyman
|Nick Deacon (our camera-shy farrier in the photo), Maggie Turner (equine physio for Little Charingworth), Anna Johnson (equine physio at competitions), Grant Chanter (equine dentist), Charlie McCarten, Tom Campbell and Richard Tyler (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.|
|Bettina Hoy and Gareth Hughes (dressage trainers) and Roland Fernyhough (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.|
Charlotte creates order out of chaos with the bookwork. She’s been a key member of the team for the best part of ten years.
Grace: last, but by no means least. Gracey has been with us since Joshua and Ursula were two. She looks after them both, mucks in helping us, and we couldn’t do without her.
|Byron and Bay (the dogs!) guard Little Charingworth Stud, clear up the horse hoof and ensure Jenny and the kids are never alone when I’m away on the road.
Bandit and Missy (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.