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.
|Emily joined us from the Orkney Isles where she had been working with horses since leaving school. She is our Head Girl.
Kelly has joined us for the 2014 season. Originally from Australia, where she worked with horses, she has been travelling for the last few months.
|Poppy joined us in the summer and has never left, which we are very happy about. Poppy is currently finishing her studies at school and helps out at weekends.
Eleanore is the latest addition to the team. She has just completed a degree in French at Southampton and joins us to gain experience as a competition groom in a professional event yard.
Hannah helps us out on a part time basis
|Jason 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. Lisa also helps us with the school run and general childcare.
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.
|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, Richard Tyler, Graham Potts 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.
Mark P is our very handy Handyman
|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.
|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.