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!


Dan Everybody loves Dan. Charming, funny but absolutely passionate in sharing his knowledge and love for horses. He is now our yard manager and chief instructor, UKCC level 2 coach and training for level 3. He learnt to ride here at Country Treks and is our home grown talent. Dan also loves competing and producing the young horses at Country Treks. He has a fabulous attitude and his sympathetic riding skills ensure our Country Treks horses are schooled and responsive. He is very enthusiastic about his coaching and strives to get the best out of everyone. 2018 will bring an exciting year to Country Treks where we are expecting Dan to lead a few of our staff members out competing, showjumping and eventing.



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.




Roon  Yes that’s her name! Our very talented instructor who is getting rave reviews. She is dedicated, hard working and hugely competitive so is fantastic for people that want to be pushed. She competes her own horse Phoenix to a very high level and has competed nationally for the Pony Club. She loves schooling our horses and ponies and taking rides up the Brown Clee! You will often see Roon in the arena teaching all ages and abilities- she has a real eye for getting people to the next stage of their riding.




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 1 Coach and training for Level 2. She has done her two years equine diploma at Hartpury College and is a very competent, knowledgeable member of staff despite her younger years. She particularly loves the chance to compete with the Country Treks horses 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. You won’t find tatty old saddles at our yard! 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.

Severn Edge Vets- Mark our vet is pretty much part of our team. Our vet is an essential part of the maintenance of horses health. Mark is a point of guidance and gives us sensible advice. Our veterinary visits are vital to the well being of our equines.