The Shardeloes Farm Team
A little more about our team
Tony & Linda Williams- Owners of Shardeloes Farm & The Equestrian Centre
Tony & Linda moved to Shardeloes Farm in 1990. In main they were motivated by a desire to find off-road hacking after a serious accident on the roads with a pony which they owned at the time. Tony, a former World Champion Powerboat racer and Entrepreneur brought his blue-sky thinking and ‘engineering’ skills into play by turning his hand to farming and developing the site. Linda, a horse-lover from age 4 started the livery yard with our very first livery – a horse called ‘Thingy’. Tony & Linda enjoy travelling to USA and skiing in France in their spare time.
Becca Fell- Yard Manager
Jodie Maile- Business Manager
Tracy Lyon- Reception Manager
Tracy came to join the team at Shardeloes five and half years ago after bringing her children to learn to ride here, sharing ponies here, then buying ponies and bringing them here, so she had a pretty good insight into the client side of the business before joining. Tracy comes from a customer service background having working in hotels, restaurants and bars as an assistant manager with three and half years spent working in a bank and five years working in a school as a learning support assistance. The best part of working at Shardeloes is watching the changing seasons through the cabin window!
Jannine White- Administrator Accounts & Payroll
For the first 5 years of her working career, Jannine was employed by a Local Authority as a qualified Nursery Nurse working with Ethnic Minority pre-school children in an underprivileged area. After joining a worldwide leader multi national company as a Receptionist in 1985, she quickly progressed within the Customer Service industry to eventually become a Senior Area Manager for SE England. Jannine has been part of the Family Team at Shardeloes since December 2000, whilst her initial role was purely as a part time administrator; her post has evolved over the years to include HR & Credit Control and looking after pre-schoolers at Shardeloes.
Josie Smith - PA
Josie has rejoined us here at Shardeloes to ensure the smooth running of the farm side of the business and to make sure that our facilities are kept in good working order.
Kate Jarvis- Instructor, BHSII
Kate has been at Shardeloes since September 2003, she says her favourite things about being at Shardeloes are that “we have a good team and nice liveries and clients here and I have become very fond of the ponies and also the beautiful surroundings.” Kate holds a BHSAI and Stage IV Riding and Care (Intermediate Stable Manager) and is train towards her Intermediate Teaching next. Kate’s favourite equestrian discipline is dressage and she enjoys competing in affiliated competitions. In her spare time Kate can be found reading and listening to music.
Kasia Iwaniuk – Instructor, BHSAI
Kasia started riding in Poland at the age of 10 years. She has worked in various riding schools in Poland, America and Denmark. Kasia moved to England in 2010 to join us at Shardeloes Farm and is currently working towards her BHS Stage 4 and ITT. In the future she is aiming to work in equine assisted therapy. In her spare time she enjoys hacking and schooling , she also loves travelling. Kasia is currently on maternity leave with her first child, Borys.
Rita Palinkas- Freelance Instructor, BHSAI
After leaving her supervisor position here at Shardeloes, Rita now stays on as one of our freelance instructors. Rita is from Hungary. She started riding around the age of eleven after being introduced to it by a family member. It has become her passion and she came to England to study to make it her profession. She has worked at several yards, including for international competitors such as Lauren Shannon (4* Eventer) and Sarah Williams (Grand Prix Dressage rider) With the help of these and other qualified people she gained her NVQ and BHS Stage 1 qualifications and plenty of teaching experience. She has also done some stunt riding for film and television. Since being with us at Shardeloes she has passed her BHS Stage 2, Stage 3 and PTT. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, pilates and keeping fit.
Charlotte Hulbert – Front Yard Supervisor, BHS STAGE 1, NVQ 2&3
Charlotte works to ensure the livery horses on front yard are happy and healthy. Charlotte started to ride when she was 3 years old, and has always been a very confident rider. She obtained her first horse when she was 10 and still has her to this day. William lives here at Shardeloes, he was backed by Charlotte when she was 15, Charlotte Likes to compete him when she gets the chance. Charlotte has her Stage 1, Riding & Road Safety, NVQ 2& 3 and is currently working towards her PTT. Charlotte has been at Shardeloes for more than 9 years.
Rachel Nelson- Livery Yard Supervisor, BHS Stage 1, Stage 2 Care
Rachel looks after the residents of Livery Barn while also helping with administrative duties in the office. Rachel learned to ride and care for horses from a young age, spending most of her childhood helping at a trekking centre in the Midlands. Rachel has passed her BHS Stage 1 and Stage 2 Care since being here and is currently working towards completing her Stage 2 as well as taking her Stage 3 Care within the year.
Sarah Lynch- Hydrotherapy Yard Supervisor, BHS Stage 1, Stage 2 Ride
Sarah looks after one of our largest yards and is known for her super work ethic! Sarah is a talented rider and exercises a lot of the horses on top of her supervising duties. Since starting at Shardeloes she has completed her BHS Stage 1, Ride and Road Safety, BHS Stage 2 Ride and is now working towards completing her Stage 2 Care so she can take her Stage 3 exam.
Nicky Lopes- Main Yard Supervisor
Nicky came to Shardeloes from a managing position in catering, eager to achieve her ambition to work with horses again after a long hiatus and to work her way through her BHS exams. After working here for only 5 months Nicky has already completed her BHS Stage 1 and is quickly progressing towards her Stage 2. Nicky is well known for her ever upbeat attitude and keeps her team smiling even on the rainiest days.
Lindsey Weller- Apprentice, BHS Stage 1, Stage 2 Care
Lindsey has passed her BHS Stage 1 and her Stage 2 care since being here and is currently working towards completing her BHS Stage 2 Ride.
Sam Wilkin- Apprentice
Zoe Nye- Apprentice
Anna Maatala- Apprentice
Anna joined us from Finland in 2016 and is currently working towards her BHS Stage 1. She can often be found keeping the riding school running smoothly!
Laura Robertson- Apprentice
Angela Ridger - Freelance Instructor BHSII reg'd
Angela is a very experienced and popular instructor. She teaches our career students and clients. When she is not here she schools competition horses and ponies and competes in all disciplines.
Sharon Legg - Freelance Instructor, BHSAI reg'd
Sharon has been with us for approximately 11 years. She is a very experienced and sympathetic instructor. Many of our more nervous riders enjoy her quiet and reassuring manner in their lessons.
Louise Barnes-Lewis - Freelance Instructor, BHSAI
Louise is a popular instructor with our clients of all ages. Having recently passed her BHS Stage 4, she is eager to help all those interested in working towards exams.