The Brackenhill Stud Team
Our highly experienced team bring a wealth of equine knowledge and competition experience from all over the world.
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 BHS qualified and holds a full HGV license so is happy to help with logistics where necessary.
Louise works part time as a groom at Brackenhill Stud, alongside this work Louise is also a freelance thermal imaging technician for SyncEquine.
Louise has ridden since the age of 9 and since leaving school has worked in various equestrian establishments including hunt, dressage, event and training yards. Louise is also a qualified BHS AI Instructor.
Alongside her work Louise is passionate about eventing, she is currently competing at BE80/90 with an aim of reaching Novice.
Most of Louise’s spare time is taken up with her family, dogs and horse so doesn’t have much time for hobbies. But her favourite nights out are seeing a live band and relaxing with good company and wine!
Aisha has been working with horses ever since she can remember. Her first job was working on a riding centre which was where she learnt to ride and how to care for horses. Aisha moved to a showjumping yard and got a weekend job there which she maintained for 2 years before moving to Brackenhill. Aisha has also been working with Lizzie Oseman on the national showing circuit as well as caring for her children’s ponies at home.
Aisha became manager in October 2017 after 3 years of working at Brackenhill as a groom. Her aims for the yard are to have a community of happy clients who enjoy all that horses have to offer us!
She currently has her horse, Boo aged 22, stabled at Brackenhill. She has now had her for coming up to 3 years. She took Aisha around her first season eventing and they regularly competed up until last year as Aisha felt that she had given her all she could and she deserved a quieter life! She now enjoys regular lessons with 2 lovely riders on the Aspire Riding Academy and is also our go to horse for anyone needing something to ride or needing a babysitter for a green/novice horse.
Aisha also shares one of our liveries, Prince aged 17, who is an ex racehorse. They have done a couple of small local shows on him and hope to compete in the ROR Showing classes this season.
Full Time Groom
Lacie has been working with horses since forever. She has always had a part time job around uni and college, studied horse management at Nottingham Trent university achieving triple distinction.
Lacie studied equine sport science and achieved 2:1 degree and has worked on busy competition yards turning horses out to a big standard and a busy hunting yard turning out to high standard.
Lacie has owned her own horses competing at BE and BD, as well as producing young horses and selling them on.
Lacie has also ridden 4* event rider Sam York’s horses and helped to keep them fit.
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.