Meet the Team

At the forefront and behind the scenes, meet the excellent team that make everything we do at Lavant House Stables possible. We believe in providing an exceptional service for our clients and these professional and dedicated individuals make it all happen.

Come and visit us at the yard anytime and meet everyone, you are assured of a warm welcome and we will be happy to show you around. Every member of our team is here not just because they are very talented, but because they love what they do – find out more about them here.

If you think you may be interested in joining our team, do have a look at our vacancies page to see what is currently available and we look foward to hearing from you.

Lucy Thomson, Lucy Thomson

Lucy Thomson

Business Owner
Equestrian Qualifications
BHSI (Sm) & List 3 Dressage Judge
Tony Thomson, Tony Thomson

Tony Thomson

Joint Owner of Lavant House Stables
Equestrian Qualifications
IT and Communications
Amelia Thomson, Amelia Thomson

Amelia Thomson

Business Manager
Equestrian Qualifications
Stage 4 Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship; British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor; UKCC Level 2 Coach;
Robert Pickles, Robert Pickles

Robert Pickles

Team Coach
Equestrian Qualifications
Fellow of the British Horse Society; List 3 Dressage Judge; International Equestrian Coach;
Tasha Gissing, Tasha Gissing

Tasha Gissing

Yard Manager
Equestrian Qualifications
British Horse Society Preliminary Teacher; British Horse Society Stage 2; BTEC National Diploma in Horse Management; BHS Riding and Road Safety; NVQ Level 2 Team Building; NVQ Level 3 Horse Management;
Jen Pogacic, Jen Pogacic

Jen Pogacic

Senior Riding Instructor
Equestrian Qualifications
British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor; Stage 4 Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship; British Horse Society Stable Manager/Stage 5 Care & Management; BSc (Hons) in Equine Science; EQL UKCC3 Certificate in Coaching (Generic); Certificate in Education;
Gemma Bowles, Gemma Bowles

Gemma Bowles

Senior Riding Instructor
Equestrian Qualifications
British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor; Stage 4 Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship; List 6 Dressage Judge;
Sarah Holland-Villa, Sarah Holland-Villa

Sarah Holland-Villa

Senior Riding Instructor
Equestrian Qualifications
Stage 4 Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship; British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor; Equine Massage & Bodywork qualified;
Liz Flemington, Liz Flemington

Liz Flemington

Senior Riding Instructor
Equestrian Qualifications
British Horse Society Intermediate Teaching Test; British Horse Society Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship; HND Equine Business Management;
Penny Whitehead, Penny Whitehead

Penny Whitehead

Senior Riding Instructor
Equestrian Qualifications
British Horse Society Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship; British Horse Society Riding and Road Safety Trainer & Examiner; Pony Club B Test Trainer & Examiner; Certificate in Education;
Rachel Cargill, Rachel Cargill

Rachel Cargill

Riding Instructor
Equestrian Qualifications
British Horse Society Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship
Sally Spaarkogel, Sally Spaarkogel

Sally Spaarkogel

Senior Riding Instructor
Equestrian Qualifications
British Horse Society Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship; UKCC Level 2 Coach;
Helen Cuninghame, Helen Cuninghame

Helen Cuninghame

Riding Instructor
Equestrian Qualifications
British Horse Society Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship; British Horse Society Stage 4 Riding & Horse Care; BSc Equine Sports Performance;
Vicky Caley, Vicky Caley

Vicky Caley

Riding Instructor & Office Assistant
Equestrian Qualifications
British Horse Society Preliminary Teaching Certificate; BSc (Hons) Equine Science (Reproduction & Breeding); BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management;
Lauren Porter, Lauren Porter

Lauren Porter

Marketing & Office Administrator
Equestrian Qualifications
First Class Honors Degree in History
Vicky Davis, Vicky Davis

Vicky Davis

Office Administrator
Equestrian Qualifications
Masters Degree in History
Anna-Louise Chantler, Anna-Louise Chantler

Anna-Louise Chantler

Deputy Yard Supervisor/Instructor
Equestrian Qualifications
British Horse Society Preliminary Teaching Certificate; British Horse Society Stage 2 (distinction); British Horse Society Riding & Road Safety;
Georgia Swatton, Georgia Swatton

Georgia Swatton

Deputy Yard Supervisor/Instructor
Equestrian Qualifications
British Horse Society Preliminary Teaching Certificate; British Horse Society Stage 2; Riding & Road Safety Certificate: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management;
Kimberley Warford, Kimberley Warford

Kimberley Warford

Trainee Instructor/ Yard Assistant
Equestrian Qualifications
British Horse Society Stage 1 (Distinction) British Horse Sociery Ride Safe award City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management (Merit)
Alice Maltby, Alice Maltby

Alice Maltby

Trainee Instructor/Yard Assistant
Equestrian Qualifications
British Horse Society Stage 1
Bex Meachin, Bex Meachin

Bex Meachin

Trainee Instructor/Yard Assistant
Equestrian Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behaviour BSc Combined Science
Jacky McPherson, Jacky McPherson

Jacky McPherson

Coaching Advisor & Activities Assistant
Equestrian Qualifications
BHS Horse Owner’s Certificate Level 1 BHS Stage 1 Riding and Stable Management BHS Stage 2 Stable Management BHS Riding and Road Safety Certificate of Education – (Lancs.) Master of Arts - Education – (Ply.)
Chloe Adams, Chloe Adams

Chloe Adams

Apprentice
Equestrian Qualifications
BHS Stage 1 BHS Riding & Road Safety
Charlie Thomson, Charlie Thomson

Charlie Thomson

Handyman
Equestrian Qualifications
NVQ Level 1 Agriculture & Horticulture
Josh Puglia, Josh Puglia

Josh Puglia

Weekend Volunteer
Equestrian Qualifications
Btec Level 2 Horse Care Btec Level 2 Animal Care
Bella, Adi & Pearl, Bella, Adi & Pearl

Bella, Adi & Pearl

Equestrian Qualifications
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