Kate joined the team at Witham Villa in November 2016. She has worked in Riding schools previously and been involved in trekking, hunting, showing, breaking and schooling young horses. She has competed in show jumping and cross country and is now looking to further develop her dressage skills and start to compete in this discipline.
Rachel joined Witham Villa as freelance instructor in October 2016 and teaches on Saturdays. She has been an AI since 2015, and has been teaching for over 3 years. She has competed in eventing on her first horse Vinnie (pictured) to pre-novice level as well as team chasing, and currently schools horses for clients. She also backs and breaks ponies, having started this in 2016 with a partially-sited mare from the blue-cross.
In 2017, Rachel will be starting an MSc in animal health and welfare, and she is currently studying to take her BHS stage 4 exam. Rachel helps to run BHS training at Witham which she also does privately, and she teaches a variety of riders, also having her own private client base. As a Pony Club instructor, she is also involved in running and teaching at various rallies and camps. She thoroughly enjoys seeing her riders improve, and has an enthusiastic and friendly approach to her tuition.