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Fiona Kashel

Owner
Fiona is an international event rider who has been ranked in the top 100 BE riders for the last four years. She competes and produces horses up to advanced level as well as running the livery yard offering a wealth of experience looking after and caring for horses, ensuring each horse is settled and happy at all times.

Josh Levi

Yard Manager
We are very lucky that Josh has chosen to work at Ponds Equestrian. He offers a wealth of experience having run an Olympic event rider's yard for two and a half years. His attention to detail is second to none and he is very approachable. The horses' needs are always his proirity. In addition to running the yard, he travels with Fiona to all the competitions. He is extremely enthusiastic and hard working and has high expectations of what the future holds. His ambition is to groom at the Olympics so Fiona better buck her ideas up!!!!

Amy Chittenden

Second Rider
Amy has worked with Fiona for over three years and is proving to be a real asset to the team. She has shown the ability to ride at a high standard gaining some great results this year. She has taken over the reins of second rider and we look forward to her producing the horses and supporting Fiona in 2019.

Ashley Clegg

Second Rider
Ashley worked for Fiona previously at Mayor House Farm. We are all extremely excited that she has decided to join the team at Ponds Equestrian. She will team up with Amy as Second rider to Fiona and has a huge amount of experience producing horses. She has an outstanding work ethic and her way with the horses is second to none.

Jenna Pigeon

Head Girl
Jenna has recently taken on the role of head girl which means when Josh is away Jenna is the boss! It is a big responsibility but she is proving to be a very good team leader and has taken everything in her stride. She is a great support for the team and no task is ever a problem for her. She is hard working and we are extremely lucky to have Jenna and look forward to seeing her go even further in 2019 in her new job role.

Jane Morse

Team Administrator
Jane is actually Fiona's sister and thank goodness she is family as no one else would take on some of the tasks that Fiona sets her. She keeps the admin side running smoothly as well as being able to help with the yard, ride and basically do anything and everything that is needed. We are lucky to have her as part of the team.

Lauren Underhill

Groom
Lauren joined us in December 2016 as part of the government apprenticeship scheme. Lauren is our first apprentice. She has soaked up all the knowledge that we have been able to provide her and has become a vital member of our team. She is extremely hard working and is always keen to learn. She manages all the ordering on the yard and has recently passed her HGV and trailer licence. We are very lucky to have her.

Nadine Bartlett

Groom
Nadine has been with us for over two years and we would be lost without her. She is a real asset to the team and always has a smile on her face. She has a lovely way with the horses who are all very fond of her.

Sophie Ramsay

Groom
Sophie worked for Fiona for six years. She then went to work as a Veterinary Nurse at Liphook Equine Hospital. She is now coming back to join our fabulous team and to show off her new skills she learnt while at Liphook. Sophie is a very hard working on the yard, professional and enjoys to take on responsibilities she also loves driving the tractor with many spaniels following!

Pippa Haslam

Groom
Pippa comes and helps us out on days she's not working hard at school or competing herself! She is a fantastic rider but also an extremely hard worker around the yard. She is always is fun, polite and communicates with everyone and will try her best at any task given to her.

Amber Harrison

Groom
Amber is the newest member of the team. She came for 2 weeks work experience in the summer and we have somehow persuaded her to work at Ponds Equestrian full time. We are looking forward to welcoming her to the team where she can develop her skills and riding as she wants to start eventing.

Tamara Chiltern-Hunt

Groom
Tamara has worked with Fiona For almost a year now. She works to a very high standard and looks after horses exceptionally well. She turns her hand to anything and is a great team player.

Jenny Hadland

Equine Physio
Jenny Started working with our horses at the beginning of 2018. She has been a real asset to the horses for the past year and look forward to her continued support in 2019 to keep the horses in peak physical condition.

Sarah Helm

Vet
Sarah is part of the Shotter and Byers Practice and has been our vet
for nearly 10 years. All I can say is that she is we would be lost without her. The lengths
she has gone to to make sure our horses fit and well are indescribable. Her continued
support is very much appreciated.

Joshua Driver

Farrier
Josh has been our farrier for over two years now and I can honestly say their feet have never looked so good. This has been backed up with very complimentary comments from top trainers. He is very conscientious about each individual horse and I hope he keeps stealing my parking space for a very long time!