Team Levett

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.

 

PhoebeChristenaPhoebe joins us from down under. She has previously worked with polo ponies and eventers in Australia and is here to experience what eventing is like in the northern hemisphere for a few months, she is an asset to the team

Christena joins us from Canada – she bravely got on a plane without having met us and has come to join Team Levett for the 2014/15 season. She is an eventing enthusiast with a love of horses and a strong team player, we are lucky to have her.

KiriPoppyKiri; we are lucky to have Kiri back with us on a part time basis after the birth of her second little person. She has a wealth of experience from eventing and dressage and it’s great to have her back.

Poppy joined us last summer and has never left. She finished her studies this summer and has not joined Team Levett full time, which we are very happy about. 

LisaCharlotteJason 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.

Fiona Scott-Maxwell

Thanks to Fiona Scott-Maxwell who takes the majority of the fantastic photos on our website.

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