Toni currently has 3 horses and is actively competing 2, including Ex-Racer Nutmeg (aka Skittles) and a WB x Welsh Section D called Joe, mainly Dressage, with a little RC SJ and Combined Training thrown in for good measure!
In her “spare” time, Toni works as a Commercial Financial Contoller for Tunstall Healthcare, is married to Michael, and can often be found walking the Towton Battlefield trying to tire out their 2 border collies.
Sue now rides occasionally and is rarely seen without Saffy and her mothers Jack Russell Millie.
Outside of horses, Sue works as a freelance gardener and locum veterinary microbiologist and keeps British Shorthair cats.
Wendy started riding when she was 10 but only started competing in her late teens. More recently she has taken on training point to pointers and has had over 30 winners, her other love is produced young horses for competition.
Wendy is currently looking after two event horses, teaching riding, and along side this manages to fit in debt collecting into the bargain.
Trish Gardner (one of our Club Instructors a few years ago) gave a lecture demo and that convinced him that pure dressage was his sport. Through HCTG he was introduced to Trish and had training with her for 14 years, eventually reaching Prix St Georges. Now training with another Club Instructor Peter DeCosemo.
Currently a BD List 5 Judge.
Andy brings his commercial experience to the club from partly owning and running Leeds Veterinary Labs for many years but says it was helping with Club activities that developed a number of non riding skills:- organising events, scoring, stewarding, fence judging etc which has allowed him to ‘put back’ into equestrian sport both for the Club and BD and BE.
Andy over looks the diary and is the health and safety officer so is the person to contact if you have any questions in either of these areas.
I’ve been riding all my life and evented quite seriously when I was younger and before my children came along! These days I just have one horse, Bo, who I enjoy riding and competing in between working as a beauty therapist and looking after my two boys.
Bo and I have represented HCTG in teams on numerous occasions including two national championships in 2017.
I have a strong interest in design and also run my own small business designing and selling a range of personalised equestrian record books.