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.

Mel keep us up to date with the daily adventures on the farm and the horses via Facebook and Instagram. Please follow us to the latest posts.

Some pictures from Instagram: