The Brackenhill Stud Team
Our highly experienced team bring a wealth of equine knowledge and competition experience.
At Brackenhill, we use this experience to create a livery yard that caters to the needs of the individual horse and their rider.
Our focus on high standards of care and wellbeing ensures each horse is relaxed, happy and able to reach their potential.
Growing up on a farm and livery stables in South Devon, Emma has been riding for as long as she could walk. She spent her early years with the South Devon Moorland Pony Club and represented them numerous times in Showjumping, Eventing and Tetrathlon, successfully competing at the Pony Club Championships on 6 occasions.
Emma is a keen competitor and has produced horses up to BE Novice as well as showjumping up to Fox. Her passion has always been in bringing on youngsters and retraining problem & ex-racehorses.
Emma has a 1st Class Hons Degree in Animal Science from the University of Reading and produced a thesis on Stress and Performance in Event Horses.
Her professional life has been spent working as a scientist and later a Diagnostic consultant for the global leader in veterinary technology and care industry.
Emma is a BHS Accredited Professional Coach and holds a full HGV license so is happy to help with logistics where necessary.
Maisie started riding at the age of 9 and when she was 12 years old she began helping out at her local riding school. She had the opportunity to loan Boysie and began showjumping. They went on to win Junior Royale Rider of the Year at Hall Place Equestrian Centre. When Boysie unfortunately had to be sold, Maisie brought 'Blackie' back into work after having 8 years off and competed her.
Maisie worked on showjumping yard for a summer, and then went back to working at the riding school for a further 2 years. She joined the team at Brackenhill in 2019 after achieving her A Levels. She is an extremely talented artist and in her spare time produces fantastic portraits of our beautiful horses.
Whilst at Brackenhill, Maisie has so far completed her First Aid Qualification, her BHS Stage 1, and is currently working towards her Stage 2.
Nicole began riding when she was 3 years old. Having fallen in love with horses, she was gifted with her beloved mare Millie at the age of 11. Nicole went on to study Animal Management at college whilst competing Millie. Having attained a D*D*D* at college, she went on to build a career in the equine industry.
Nicole became our Yard Manager in January 2019 after 2 years of working at Brackenhill as a groom. Nicole has a fantastic work ethic and strives for both client and equine satisfaction at all times.
During her time at Brackenhill Stud, Nicole has completed her first aid qualification, BHS Stage 1, and is currently working towards her Stage 2.
Full Time Groom
Caitlin has been riding horses since she was little. She currently own 2 horses, both stabled at Brackenhill stud. Jasper was purchased as a 4 year old to bring on and Mollie as a competition horse. Caitlin was planning to event Mollie but they both took to showjumping.
Prior to Brackenhill, Caitlin has worked at a riding school, hunt yard, event yard, pre-training racing yard and a small livery yard where she took sole charge. She has been part of the team at Brackenhill Stud since March 2019.
Caitlin lives on-site and works 6 days a week. During her time here she has completed her first aid qualification and is working towards my BHS Stage2.
Wiola lives on site and is happy to teach the liveries at Brackenhill Stud either in form of one off lessons or riders can join her coaching programme: Aspire Equestrian Riding Academy.
She has one horse at Brackenhill, a TBxNF gelding Leo whom she inherited from a friend who lost her battle with cancer.