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The By Brinkworth Ltd Team

Our highly experienced team bring a wealth of equine knowledge and competition experience.
 
At By Brinkworth, 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. 

Emma
Brinkworth
 
Proprietor

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.

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Millie 
Birtles


Full Time
Groom

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Millie began riding at a young age and spent a lot of time helping her friends bring on and sell project ponies. Whilst working at a riding school, she decided to further her career by studying Equine Management at BCA; gaining a Distinction overall as well as her BHS Stage 1 and 2. 

After finishing college, Millie broadened her experience by working at various polo matches and livery yards. In 2019 she also bought her first horse, 'Hattie'. 

Millie joined us as a Full Time Groom in February 2021. Since joining the team, Millie has completed her First Aid Qualification. 

 

 

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Nicole
Emery
 
Yard
Manager

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 for Emma as a groom.  Nicole has a fantastic work ethic and strives for both client and equine satisfaction at all times.

During her time as part of the team, Nicole has completed her first aid qualification and BHS Stages 1 and 2.

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 Sam 
Woodward


  Head Groom

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Sam learnt to ride before she could walk and has ridden ever since, now owning 2 of her own horses. Nell, a rescue from the RSPCA that Sam broke in herself and Ruby, a recently broken 4 year old Welsh Cob. 

Sam loves working with youngsters and finds the breaking in very rewarding.

Sam joined our team as a Full Time Groom in September 2021 and went on to become our Head Groom in August 2023. Since joining the team Sam has completed her BHS Stage 1 as well as her First Aid Qualification and is currently working towards her BHS Ride Safe and Stage 2. Before joining us Sam was a dairy farmer, she did this for 9 years and loved working closely with cows.

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Ellen
Marjoram

Full Time
Groom

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Ellen has always had a passion for horses and has been riding since she was a little girl. Whilst in sixth form she shared a friends horse, Mayfair, where she learnt first hand everything involved with taking care of a horse.

In 2019, Ellen decided to push her love for horses aside and study Geography at University however she then joined our team as a Full Time Groom in September 2021. Since joining the team, Ellen has completed her BHS Stage 1 as well as her First Aid Qualification and is currently working towards her BHS Ride Safe and Stage 2.

 

 

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