Our friendly team are all DBS checked and have up to date first aid training
OWNER & INSTRUCTOR
With a lifelong love of horses, Francesca trained at Talland School of Equitation and later Waterstock House Training Centre and achieved her BHSAI in 1982. Competing for seven years as an event rider, Francesca went round Burghley and qualified for Badminton Horse Trials, before moving into showing and freelance teaching. Francesca qualified for HOYS in 2004 with her horse Picasso, winning 4th place in Search For A Star and won Best Turned Out. In 1995 Northington Stables was born, with the aim of giving children the opportunity to ride well-schooled, good mannered ponies (most of the time!) and be able to compete them on a limited budget, having all the fun Francesca had as a child.As well as owning the riding school and teaching, Francesca competes her horse Biz to Advanced Medium level.
Abby came to us aged 11 as a volunteer and had lessons with us. Subsequently, 11 years on, she is still with us working as a rider and groom and is an invaluable part of our team. Abbie has a Level 3 Diploma in Equine Management and Horse Care, BHS Stage 1 and BHS Stage 2 Care. She is studying an MA in Security at Loughborough university and rides for the university equestrian team.
RIDING SCHOOL MANAGER
Nicole is very friendly and sociable and is popular with all of our clients. She manages the riding school side of the business, ensuring all of our riding school horses and ponies are in tip top condition and all the lessons run on time. Since joining us, Nicole has attained her Ride Safe Award and is working her way through her BHS Stages
HAMPSHIRE HORSEBOX HIRE
Andy runs the horsebox hire side of the business, hiring out our lovely Equitrek lorries. For more information, please see the horsebox hire section of our website.
Caroline has been riding since the age of 4, owning and competing her own horses. She graduated in 2014 from Sparsholt College with a BSC (Hons) in Equine Science and joined us full time in 2018. Caroline is responsible for managing the welfare of our liveries, tailoring their work and nutrition programme in line with the owners wishes, ensuring they have the best quality care. Caroline is also available to teach and is a quiet and conscientious coach.
Sam comes to us after having had a glittering career as a West End and international touring performer. Sam has been a keen rider since she was young and is loving yard life! She has achieved her Ride Safe and is working through her BHS stages. Sam is immensely popular with children and is fantastic at building repore with all of our clients.