It never ceases to amaze me how much horses are an obsession for many people and having worked with Here4Horses since its inception, I am struck by the sheer enthusiasm for improving welfare for these special animals.

It is a real break from the norm for me to be involved with horses and horse people – and I have to admit it has been a bit of an eye opener.

I am a northerner through and through and originally qualified to Higher Diploma level in Commercial Arts (Graphic Design and Photography) with two years at New College in Durham and a further two years at Cumbria College of the Arts.

As a professional Art Director, I have spent almost three decades in the advertising industry, initially in Leeds and Edinburgh and then in Perth and Brisbane in Australia, before returning to the North East in 2012.

I can honestly say I have never been on a horse (I’ve always been a keen cyclist), however, I have a feeling I may be forced to try a different kind of saddle at some point soon….

I am really enjoying the opportunity to bring my skills and experience to the Here4Horses table, handling the design and photography work for the charity.

I am immensely proud to be an early investor of my time and skills in the creation of both the Here4Horses website and our social media presence.


'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’