Yard Staff

Each of our staff members are vital to the running of FDS. Each person brings their unique experience to our team. At the start of their FDS careers, each member of staff is trained in the sales preparation including plaiting and turn out as well as training on the correct way to warm up and exercise the horses. This ensures complete consistency in the quality of turnout and ridden work performed throughout the yard. Each member also has the opportunity for regular lessons with our riders too.


Chantal Rowlands

Yard Manager

Chantal has been our yard manager and international groom from the very beginning.


Chantal is in charge of the day to day running of the yard. She liaises with our fantastic team of expert nutritionists, physios, vets and farriers to ensure the horses day to day care is top class. She is also responsible for the training of our apprentices in horse care and sales preparation as well as being our sales photographer too!



Weekend Yard Manager

Tom has recently taken over the role of yard manager on weekends. Since beginning working for us Tom has shown 




Hannah is another Aussie girl whose bubbly personality is loved by all who come onto the yard. 

Hannah is in training to be a second in command groom for our away shows



Weekend Staff

Katie joined us after buying a horse through us. She is showing lots of talent in the dressage arena coming 5th at the nationals and her aim for this year is to continue progressing through to the advanced levels.


She is involved in the day to day yard work as well as hacking and exercising our horses.




Zoe has spent this year completing her Apprentiship with us. Under the guidance of Lynn, Chantal and Jess she has developed her skills in dressage with her horse Simpson and competed in her first Elementary this year too. 

We are ecstatic that Zoe was awarded a distinction for her Apprentiship.


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