About us

 

Steph  is the owner and founder of Country Treks in the early days when it was just going to be 6 ponies at Ginny Hole,  now its more like 40! Steph has four children and although all competent riders it’s only Heidi who works sometimes taking rides. Her husband, Ant, runs sister company ‘Adventure Consultancy’ an international  travel and outdoor training specialist and her two sons Steve and Dan run our sister company Top Adventures- an outdoor adventure centre based on the same site. Steph is an accredited professional coach, BHS qualified and a UKCC Level 2 coach. She loves teaching and taking rides and now she has her super team of staff behind her. .  She is passionate about her team of staff, equine and human!

 


Amelia has come back to her roots at Country Treks. After many years working for Steph she left to pursue university life and returned to us in 2020 with a degree in Equine Science from Nottingham University. Now the Yard Manager Amelia ensures everything is in tip top shape. Her bright, bubbly, fun and very enthusiastic personality means there is never a dull moment! She is incredibly professional and you will often see her teaching or taking rides when she isn’t managing the yard. Her previous favourite horse was Comanche but Quaver is very quickly taking over in the runnings. Amelia has an infectious personality so you are always guaranteed a brilliant ride.

 

 

Molly  is often behind the scenes, but as we tell her every day she is the cog in the wheel. Molly is the one who takes care of the injured, she’s the ‘spotter’ who takes such good care of our valuable and most loved equines so that they are fit and ready to go when you come for your ride. The horses love Molly as she gives them all the TLC they deserve. She also keeps the yard spick and span and treats all the horses as if they were her own.

 

 

 

Laura came many many years ago to Pony Camp and just hasn’t left. She joined us for her NVQ and BHS qualifications and has joined the team as a fully-fledged member of staff. She is following her dream to work with horses. Laura is a lovely friendly young lady who works full time in the office and ensures our website and social media is all up to date.  She is also an absolute genius behind the lense and her photo albums have been admired by customers who have gone on to buy prints of her wonderful photos. She is a real ‘creative’ type. But she tells me regularly her true passion is leading the treks and teaching young children so we have the best of both worlds!

 

 

Ashleigh is incredibly passionate about everything she does, whether thats teaching the Saturday pony club, taking tiny tots on adventures through the woods or coaching a jump lesson for adults her enthusiasm is endless. Ash is knowledgeable and competent in all aspects of the equine world including backing and breaking youngsters, she currently has her UKCC Level 2 and is out competing our horses and her own horses regularly. Her real love at Country Treks is pony camp, she has a countdown on every year and is always fully prepared with a sense of adventure… she is a real credit to our team.

 

 

Chloe another home grown talent! Chloe learnt to ride at our Saturday Pony Club and is now a UKCC Level 2 Coach and working for us part time in between studying Equine Sports Science at University. She also has done her two years equine diploma at Hartpury College and is a very competent, knowledgeable member of staff. She particularly loves the chance to compete with Country Treks and has won lots of showjumping competitions with some of our lovely horses! Chloe also loves to school the youngsters and falls in love with every horse she rides!

 

Emma Dainty is our physio. Once every six weeks our tried and trusted physio comes to check the health and well being of our beautiful horses and helps to keep them in tip top shape.

Jim the farrier, we can’t do without him! So astute, so knowledgable and so caring with our horses. ‘No foot, no horse’ is an old saying and to be fair Jim ensures we’ve got the very best attention for our horses.

Gary the Groom is our ex Wembley show groom who preens the horses to top show level, with beautiful pulled manes & tails and they are also clipped to perfection.

Mel Lewis is our saddle fitter. Steph’s sister, Mel, is a top Society of Master Saddlers approved fitter and she comes to the yard every 6 weeks with her keen eye for detail and changes in horses shape she makes sure our horses are comfortable with their saddles and that they are the highest quality.