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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.

Amy Chittenden

Second Rider
Amy has worked with Fiona since 2015 and is a real asset to the team. As a second rider she has shown the ability to ride at a high standard gaining some great results. She is very thorough in her work and always puts the horses needs as the highest priority. We look forward to her producing the horses and supporting Fiona in years to come.

Ashley Clegg

Second Rider
Ashley worked with Fiona at Mayor House Farm and we were all extremely excited when she decided to join us at Ponds Equestrian. She has teamed up with Amy as Second Rider as she has a huge amount of experience producing horses. She has an outstanding work ethic and her way with the horses is second to none.

Sophie Ramsay

Groom
Sophie started working for Fiona in 2009. She then went to work as a Veterinary Nurse at Liphook Equine Hospital and has now returned to join our fabulous team here at Ponds bringing all her nursing skills with her. Sophie is very hard working on the yard, professional and enjoys to take on responsibilities. She loves driving the tractor and doing the maintenance on the yard so a very handy person to have with us.

Amber Harrison

Groom
Amber came for work experience in 2019 and we somehow persuaded her to become a full time member of staff and never left! We would be lost without her now. She has a positive and efficient attitude towards any task given to her, a great approach with horses and we all enjoy working with her.

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.

Emily Yates

Groom
We are very excited to have Emily as a part of the team whilst she is on her gap year. Not only is she a fantastic rider, she also has a great attention to detail on the yard and we can trust her to try any job with a very good attitude. She has fitted in with the team quickly and we are very lucky to have her.

Nadine Bartlett

Groom
Nadine has been with us since 2015, 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, as are we! We have nicknamed her “mummy”.

Rajnie Signh

Groom
Rajnie joined the team in the spring of 2023 and fitted in straight away. She works a mixture of the yard and as a nanny for Fiona's child. She has her horse based with us at Ponds and competes regularly at British Dressage with success. She is a team player and we all enjoy her sense of humour!

Sarah Andrews

Groom
Sarah worked for us at Mayor House Farm for 2 years. We are very lucky she has decided to come back and join the team at Ponds. She is very experienced, has a great work ethic and knows the team well so it is like she has never been away.

Natalie Morgan

Groom
Natalie joined us in the spring of 2023 and has proven to be a very valuable member of the team. She has a lot of experience and is extremely hard working. She has now brought her own horse to Ponds Equestrian so we hope to see them having fun together this year.

Pippa Haslam

Groom
Pippa has worked with us throughout her childhood. She has now finished her education and is perusing a career with horses. She is a fantastic rider but also extremely hard working. She is always fun, polite and communicates with everyone and will try her best at any task given to her. We are so lucky to have her as part of the team and we hope we can help her achieve her competition ambitions throughout her career.

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.

Jenny Hadland

Equine Physio
Jenny started working alongside us at the beginning of 2018. She is a key element to our yard, ensuring all the horses are moving and feeling as comfortable and freely as possible. She is very approachable with an amazing eye for detail. We look forwards to the future working alongside her.

Sarah Helm & Phoebe Parker

Vets
Sarah Helm and Pheobe Parker are from Shotter and Byers Equine Veterinary Services and have been our vets for nearly 10 years now. All we can say is we would be lost without them! The lengths they go to to make sure our horses are fit and well are indescribable. Their continued support is very much appreciated.

Joshua Driver

Farrier
Josh has been our farrier since 2017 and we can honestly say the horses’ feet have never looked so good. This has been backed up by complimentary comments from top trainers. He is very conscientious about each individual horse and we hope he continues to steal Fiona’s parking space for a very long time!