Amanda

My interest in horses and ponies began at age 4 when on a family holiday in Scotland and a visit to a pony trekking centre. I was so hooked, we used to go 2-3 times a year and even though I’m not from a horsey family, at age 8 we bought my first pony from the trekking centre.

After school, I then studied for an Advanced National Certificate in Horse Management at Houghall College. It was here that I first met trustees Wendy and Linda who were both lecturers at the college.

My career has primarily been spent working in hospitality, though I also worked on various yards and in riding schools alongside this.  I feel the experiences and skills gained, dealing with the public on a daily basis, fit well working as a volunteer on the front line for Here4Horses. My skills at event management also come in handy to support the trustees in organising fundraising activities and shows for the charity.

I always enjoy meeting new people at our trade stand at shows & visitors will find me very keen to tell the individual pony stories and explain how essential public support is for the charity.

'Welcome to pony paradise’

'A moment watching happy, healthy horses is always good for the soul'

'All the hard work
we do is worth it to see their happy faces'

‘A day without a nap is like a cupcake without frosting’

‘It is very special to see them fully recovered and enjoying life again’