Lindsay Cameron has been at Gunthwaite Dressage since 1998. Linzi did her NVQ Level 3 with us and has competed very successfully up to PSG on Kwad, the Moody’s schoolmaster. She’s extended her animal interest from horses and one dog to multiple dogs and rabbits, ferrets and a canary!
Trudy Oxtoby started working full time at the end of 2012 after working on an eventing yard for 2 seasons in America, where she gained invaluable experience on the demanding competition scene and with the highly strung event horses 🙂 Trudy is our Yard ‘in charger’ along with Beka.
Rebekah Marsh came as an apprentice with Stubbing Court in 2013, and has stayed on to share the yard in charge role with Trudy.
Jess Robinson joined the team in having gained her BHS Stages 1&2 and Riding & Road Safety she has worked with horses for the last 10 years. Jess now wants to focus more on the grooming and competition preparation of dressage horses and is also a keen competitor having just joined British Dressage to compete in the Team Quest competitions on her pony. Her ambition is to become Charlotte Dujardin haha but i think we would all like that!
Charlotte Hawke started working for Moody Dressage in the summer of 2010. Charlotte now has a lovely daughter Evie, and only works part time for Moody dressage, but I think it is a welcome break from the demands of motherhood
A bit of variety for Charlotte and Chin.
Josh Mellor, having worked with us at weekends and in holidays has now joined the team full time and is doing his apprenticeship through Stubbing Court Training.
Other (extremely important :-)) Support Team
Patrick Moody is chief executive of Gunthwaite Dressage, chief chaffeur, accountant, electrician, maintenance man, …
An Oxford graduate he spent a year teaching English in India before turning to the world of business management. For the next thirty years he worked full time in the textile industry until, in a moment of madness he left his lovely secure office job and entered the big bad world of unemployment. This didn’t last for long of course – he was soon snatched up by Gunthwaite Dressage (taking a significant reduction in salary unfortunately) and has been there ever since! He now has a second job back in the textile industry, this time in tapestries – check out Ehrman Tapestry
Anne Moody was the lynchpin of the whole enterprise but is happy to pass most of the responsability on to the “Team” apart from occasional right lining!
Without her childhood interest in horses, Gunthwaite Dressage would possibly not be here today. Born in Ireland the youngest of four, she eventually persuaded her parents to let her have a pony. Life was a tad different then and we hear tales of hacking for 7 miles and back to a ponyclub rally – none of this lightweight stuff that goes on now! She is an art graduate and taught before becoming a dedicated mother to Hannah, Sarah (the one who actually flew the nest) and Becky. Anne is more of a ‘behind the scenes’ character than Patrick but it is her professionalism and dedication that keeps everyone at Gunthwaite Dressage (family, employees and clients) on the right lines.
Kelly Oxtoby we have known since pony club days – won’t say how many years!,is the secretary/admin person 🙂 but is also quite versatile and will muck out, groom at competitions, drive Frank (the lorry), and also help sell the exceptional youngsters that we have for sale.
Julie Lockey has been a friend of the Moody Family for many years and was so inspired by the world of dressage that she decided to start breeding, buying and producing young horses (preferably black) in the hope that she could produce the next Totilas 🙂 Julie has a continual selection of lovely yearlings, 2, 3 and 4 year olds for sale (as unfortunately we cannot keep them all) so if you are interested in having a top class young horse please contact us 🙂 She is also the proud owner of several of Hannah and Becky’s top rides! And her latest passion – driving – she has already competed successfully
Tom Pears is the farrier to all of our horses and most of the yard. Tom is AWCF qualified (registered remedial farrier) and an approved training farrier. He is also very competitive, just missing out on competing for England in shoeing competitions. Tom has won several Yorkshire Show titles, and numerous ‘best shod’ awards in showing classes. Tom works closely with lots of vets, and takes on horses who need remedial and corrective shoeing for lameness and lameness prevention.
Hird and Partners Vets, particularly Peter Scholefield and more recently Tim Booth and Alexis have been helping keep the Moody Yards horses on the road since about 1999… They have fantastic facilities up at their centre near Halifax. Check out their website:
Hird and Partners Equine Centre
Sam Smith is our chiropracter extraordinaire. Sam started riding at Gunthwaite when he and Becky were mere whipper snappers, and he caught the horse bug with a vengeance. We are very sad that he buggered off down south (traitor!) but very glad that he still wends his way north to look after out horses!
Martin Brookes is the Equine Dentist to all the horses on the yard. Martin visits every 6 months for routine check ups and then if needed undertakes any other work that has to be done to keep the horses’ mouths and teeth in tip top condition! Martin has had extensive training and gained numerous qualifications. For more information please visit his website http://www.equinedentist.me.uk