Gary joined The Croft in 2013 and quickly became a popular member of the team. He has a great affinity with all the horses, thanks to his sensitive manner, both handling in the stable and riding. Previously Gary has competed at both show jumping and eventing, and is successfully competing a client's horse both BD and BE this year. Gary is vastly outnumbered on the yard by women - yet he copes admirably!
Ann has been an invaluable part of the team at The Croft for more years that she'd like us to mention! She will turn her hand to many a task, and is solely responsible for managing our pasture, the field vacuum even has a personalised numberplate just for her. Ann has also been Terrie's number one choice of show groom for several years; managing everything from calling for times and packing competition kit, to keeping everyone on schedule and providing excellent show-day lunches.
Natasha joined our team last summer as a Part-Time Freelance Groom. She is a UKCC2 Instructor and part of the Leg Up for Talent Group. You will meet Natasha regularly on the British Dressage circuit competing her horse Spellbound II consistently at Novice and Elementary, both straight tests and music freestyle. She has become an invaluable member of our team in the time she has been with us.
Our regular competitors will recognise this photo as being Debbie's gorgeous dog Shadow, who is always 'assisting' in the secretary's office on show days - Debbie won't let us put her picture up on the website! The yard and our competitions simply wouldn't run without Debbie; she puts together all the schedules and handles all of the entries, times and results.
Hayley is actually a full livery here at The Croft, who has kindly volunteered to organise our clinics this year. Hayley's 'real' job is in marketing, and in her spare time we've benefitted from her expertise on our website and Facebook page - most of the posts will be Hayley's handy-work, although she has worked hard to train Terrie on all things online!
Meet the ladies that make all our Shows the success they are !!!
(L-R) Paula Brazier, Nicky Davies & Julie Jerome
You will meet Paula, Nicky and Julie at every show, as we couldn't run shows without their assistance, professionalism and fun loving smiles. Paula is always on hand Stewarding and looking after and supporting competitors, Nicky can be found Stewarding, operating the Music Systems for your Freestyles and Co-Ordinating everything our Para Riders might need or request, and Julie is either Stewarding, Writing, operating the Music System or Judging. There is no end to their talents !!
They are a fantastic team that work seemlessly together, making everyone who meets them smile, and they make sure that each competitor has everything they need when competing here at The Croft Equestrian Centre.
Keep up the good work ladies, we would be lost without you !!!
SHOW SECRETARIAL TEAM
The Secretarial Team you will find at every Show!
(L-R) Ann Banks and Debbie Cross
Ann and Debbie have worked together as a secretarial team at every show we have ever hosted over many years. You will always be greeted with a friendly smile, and offered any assistance you may require whilst at the competition. And they do the fastest turn around of results, hoping to save competitors waiting time on their scores and getting their sheets at the end of their class, so they can get off home!
This is teamwork that cannot be matched, as they also finish each others sentences. !!!