If you’re sick of asking advice from your horsey friends and ending up non the wiser. Why not talk to our office staff? They’re as obsessed as you are about horses and horse welfare as a result all our staff truly understand the ups-and-downs of horse ownership. All of our support staff are horse owners and many compete themselves in different disciplines. However more than anything they live, breath and most importantly work with horses every day. They are the perfect starting point to getting veterinary support for you and your horse
As practice manager Emily deals with the day-to-day running of the practice and has a significant responsibility to ensure the smooth running of the business. She is passionate about all things equine and in particular horse welfare. She has ridden and owned horses for over 20 years and has a very impressive CV. This includes time as a working pupil with International Dressage judge Stephen Clarke. She also spent a period at a large racing yard in Cheshire working as a Racing Secretary for trainer David Murray Smith and before taking over as our Practice Manager she was PA to the managing director at a pharmaceutical marketing company.
Away from work she has shown her own and produced other peoples’ horses competing at HOYS for several years on her own horses Silvern Sheena and MG Vaquero as well as a number of other horses.
Sapphire completed her level 2 horse care course in 2016 at Myerscough college and then gained experience grooming for local yards. In 2018 as Sapphire developed her passion for horses she started breaking and working with quirky green horses. This work gave her experience along side show producers in the northwest area, ensuring the yards were kept to the highest standards along with prepping horses for shows. Since joining the team in October Sapphire has found her role very rewarding working alongside the vets and their treatments. “Having different horses each week in the clinic, including the occasional donkey, means the job never gets old and being able to adapt to each horses’ needs has come in handy.”
Outside of work Sapphire spends most of her time with her own quirky thoroughbred, Benson. Sapphire also enjoys going out with her farm friends to the local pub, and even riding to the pub if the weather allows. She also enjoys having Sunday dinner with mum, siblings and grandad.