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Meet the team!

JACQUI

JACQUI

Owner

Jacqui took the helm in January 2016, she has been working with horses for many years and also runs a successful livery yard in Buckinghamshire. With animal welfare a priority she has overseen a lot of change in Studland ensuring the yard is successful in a time where equestrian businesses are struggling.

SOPHIE

SOPHIE

Head girl and lead rider

 

Sophie has recently joined our team with her two handsome geldings Dixon and Cracker. Having a valuable experience working with different horses and riders and competing in various disciplines, she will happily take you out on a safe and enjoyable ride.

 

JILLY

JILLY

Horse care and welfare

 

 Jilly makes sure all our horses are being looked after very well and get lots of love and attention.
She has a vast experience looking after horses, working as a groom, riding and driving in the past.

NIGEL

NIGEL

Lead rider and horse care

 

 Nigel has been with us for many years and knows the horses inside out.
He will be happy to take you out on a ride around beautiful Studland.

HOLLIE

HOLLIE

Lead rider and horse care

 

 Hollie has been leading the rides at the Trekking Centre for a good few years and can tell you all our horses’ secrets. Be prepared to go on a fantastic sightseeing horseback tour around Purbeck!

ALEX

ALEX

Bookings and lead rider

 

Alex is helping with bookings at the Trekking Centre and is happy to answer all your questions.
She takes some rides out, too.

NADIA

NADIA

Lead rider and horse care

 

Nadia will take you out on a pleasant ride and keep you great company.

Meet the Horses

Maximum Carrying Capacity

Our horses weight limits are set according to the type of terrain ridden on, the ability levels of riders and their body condition/conformation.

We believe it is important to be diligent when it comes to the welfare of our horses as they are what bring so much joy to our customers, therefore we are strict to adhere to our maximum weight limits, and ask for your honesty in this for the sake of our horses, as this is of utmost importance.

Clyde

Clydesdale – 17.2hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Clyde is one of the largest in our team and he is also one of the softest! He will happily take you for a gentle stroll around the heathland but can also give the experienced rider a brilliant time on one of our 2-hour rides.

Clyde’s maximum carrying capacity is 14 stone

MICKEY

Dutch Warmblood – 16.3hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Mickey is one of the new team members. He is handsome (as all our horses are!), gentle and an absolute pleasure to ride. He will need a knowledgeable rider to make the most of the experience.

Mickey’s maximum carrying capacity is 11 1/2 stone

DYLAN

Cob – 15hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Dylan is the newest addition to our family. He loves going out in company and has already got a few fans.

Dylan’s maximum carrying capacity is 12 stone

ROCKY

Cob – 14hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Rocky has recently joined the family. He is a very happy horse and loves going out.

Rocky’s maximum carrying capacity is 9 1/2 stone

SÉAMUS (shay-mus)

Clydesdale x Cob – 14.3hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Séamus (aka Ronnie Rocket) is a nice versatile chap suited to all different riders, with his steady walk and sublime trot he is truly one of the best for riders still getting to grips with their riding.

Séamus’ maximum carrying capacity is 12 stone

rhubarb

Blagdon Cob – 14.1hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Rhubarb (aka Rhubarb Rolypoly) has been a firm favourite here for a long time now. He thoroughly enjoys every aspect of his job and gives 100% every time he goes out. He is perfect for the intermediate to experienced rider. One ride and you’re guaranteed to fall in love.

Rhubarb’s maximum carrying capacity is 9 1/2 stone

rufus

Clydesdale – 17.2hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Rufus joined the team in December 2020 and is a very likeable chap! He’s very happy on all of the rides and we’re sure you’ll love him!

Rufus’ maximum carrying capacity is 14 stone

percy

Cob – 14hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Percy (aka Sir Percival) is perfect for all levels of rider due to his relaxed attitude.

He is just as happy wandering around the heathland as he is cantering along the downs. He is a real head turner with his beautiful markings.

Percy’s maximum carrying capacity is 9 1/2 stone

Smartie

Appaloosa – 15hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Smartie is the friendliest horse on the yard and loves pulling faces for photos! He is predominantly used as a lead horse, but if you’re given the opportunity to ride him, he is a real treat!

Smartie’s maximum carrying capacity is 11 stone

Whiskey

Appaloosa – 14hh – Gelding (1hr only)

Whiskey is the longest serving member of the team having come to us in 1998!

Taking life a little steadier now, he is more than happy wandering around the heathland which he knows like the back of his hoof!

Whiskey’s maximum carrying capacity is 9 stone

lady

Appaloosa – 14hh – Mare (1&2hr)

Lady has been a firm favourite for some years now, with her super comfortable paces she is perfect for all riders.

Lady’s maximum carrying capacity is 9 1/2 stone

cheyenne

Dartmoor Pony – 11hh – Mare (1hr only)

Cheyenne (known to all of us as Chey or Shooshie) is perfect for kids. With her super soft coat and perfect temperament she is happy to be pampered for hours. 

Chey’s maximum carrying capacity is 6 stone

ObOE

Shire – 17.3hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Oboe (known to all of us as Obi) is our new team member. He will happily take you for a gentle stroll around the heathland but can also give the experienced rider a brilliant time on one of our 2-hour rides. 

Obi’s maximum carrying capacity is 14 stone