Clare Haste, Equine Yard Manager
Clare is a BHS Level 4 Coach in Complete Horsemanship and has her BHS Stage 5 Stable Managers Certificate. She has lots of experience to share with our students and customers. Clare also lecturers in a couple of college subjects and also does our 1:1 BHS exam preparation and training.
Olivia Sinclair-Criddle, Equine Yard Technician
Olivia joined the team in 2018 as a full-time Equine Yard Technician. She deals with the day-to-day running of the yard and the care of the horses. Olivia was once a Bridgwater & Taunton College equine student and has an Extended Diploma in Horse Management. She is working towards her achieving her BHS qualifications.
Sophie, Part-time Equine Yard Technician
Sophie helps look after the horses and get things ready for lessons and care for the horses on weekends, along side the other team members! She has a level 3 diploma in horse management and is also working on her stages.
Emma, Part-time Equine Yard Technician
Emma has served for 6 years in the British Army, where she competed for her Corps Equestrian Team. She is currently undertaking her Intermedia Diploma in Equine Care & Management and hopes to progress further with my BHS exams.
Beth, Equine Yard Technician
Beth deals with the day-to-day care and exercise of the college horses. Beth hopes to further her knowledge and experience here at the College. Beth achieved her Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine with BTC and has been here ever since.
Born in 2010, 16.2hh, Irish Draught, Mare
Amber is a beautiful mare with a lovely presence. She is a lovely all-rounder who is suitable for riders of all levels.
Born in 2011, 14.3hh, Cob, Mare
Bea is owned by the College. She came on loan to us in 2019 and when her owner decided to put her up for sale we decided to buy her. She is a much-loved favourite on the yard and loves her jumping.
Born in 2014, 16.2hh, Cob, Mare
Bella is owned by the College. Bella joined the team at the beginning of 2020, she is one of our youngest horses, she is a quick learner and loves to please. She has 3 lovely paces on the flat and is starting to progress on to poles and jumping this year.
Born in 2010, 15hh, Cob x, Gelding
Dimple is on loan to us from a trekking centre in Porlock along with Venus. She spends her summer taking riders out across Exmoor and her winters here at Cannington as a school horse.
Born in 2011, 15hh, Cob, Gelding
Harvey is on loan to the College. Harvey is a very lovable character on the yard. He enjoys stable management sessions with the students, loves to go out hacking and loves any challenging pole work in his ridden sessions.
Born in 2014, 15hh, Thoroughbred, Mare
Hazel is owned by the College. Hazel is an ex-racehorse, we bought Hazel as a project for the equestrian centre. She fits in so well on the yard and loves the busy environment. She is learning lots here at the College and participates in some student lessons throughout with week alongside her training programme with yard manager, Clare. She is now ready to join in on all student and commercial lessons.
Born in 2002, 15hh, Connemara, Gelding
Jimmy is a very friendly horse who tries his heart out in everything he does. Before coming to Cannington he had successfully show jumped in Ireland. Jimmy no longer jumps due to his age but he is schoolmaster for our beginners for flatwork and loves to go out hacking up the front with a member of staff.
Born in 2006, 14.1hh, Welsh D X, Gelding
Little Jim is a small pony with a very big personality! He is a firm favourite amongst clients and students and he seems to be able to turn his hoof to anything.
Born in 2010, 16.3hh, Hanoverian, Mare
Raz is on loan to the College. Raz and Reuben are on loan from the same owner, Raz is a dressage schoolmistress here at the college, in the short time she has been here she has been a pleasure to have both in the arena and on the yard. She has a lot to teach anyone who is fortunate to ride her. She has 3 well-developed paces and is well educated in advanced school movements.
Born in 2011, 16hh, Irish Sports Horse, Gelding
Reuben is on loan to the College. Reuben is a very talented horse with 3 beautiful paces. He has competed in novice dressage with his owner and has taken part in some BSJA competitions. He is a firm student and client favourite. He loves to please and enjoys his turn out with the rest of the boys as he is so playful.
Born in 2000, 13.3hh, Cob, Gelding
Scooby is one of our ponies. In the past he has done some driving, showing, pony club and riding club activities. He knows his job and is perfect for our beginner and more novice riders but is also able to step it up a gear for those who want to ask a bit more from him.
Born in 2011, 15hh, Irish Sports Horse, Mare
Sophie is owned by the College. She is a super talented mare who is our schoolmistress for shows. Sophie excels in her flatwork, loves her show jumping and is super brave at cross country.
Born in 2004, 15hh, Cob, Mare
Venus is on loan to us from a trekking centre in Porlock. She spends her summer taking riders out across Exmoor and her winters here at Cannington as a school horse.