Time for a new feature; Meet the crew of 2019 and beyond
Mel – Yard Manager
“When I was 18, I started work at Grange Riding Centre until it closed in 2008 then I taught at the Cabin for a year until I found out I was pregnant in mid 2009.
I started at Touchdown in 2019, I have 2 kids and a stepson and live with my partner. Getting this job was a dream of mine and I always wanted to help horses in need.
Interesting facts about me:
1) I was a finalist in the British Equestrian Federation groom award in 2006. I didn’t get placed but did get a special mention. The winner was William Fox-Pitt’s groom, Jackie Potts and in 3rd Place was Zara Phillips groom, Catherine Owen
2) As well as having a young horse (my first horse is pictured to the right and sadly passed away in 2021), I also have chickens. I love chickens! I have just under 30 or may be more by now . If money was no object I have loads of horses and thousands of chickens .
3) I was diagnosed with crohns disease 2 1/2 years ago. I’m in remission but some days I am completely drained of energy.
So that’s a wee bit more about me.”
Yola – Groom
Hi. My name is Yola and I will start at Touchdown MHH as per October 2021 as a groomer. I started as a volunteer, and have the sweetest horse Roisin now on loan from Touchdown MHH.
Yola is over the moon to start with us.
Some pictures from Instagram: