Learn about our Team and Culture
We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes for your horses
Esther has lived and breathed horses for over 20 years and her passion for her animals and the sport grows stronger year on year; she has owned a variety of her own horses from cobs, youngsters and warmbloods for the past 16 years, keeping them on full livery yards, DIY yards and then her own yard. She has successfully established and run a DIY livery yard for the past 11 years. She is BHS trained, Esther is also a qualified first aider. Esther is on site working with the horses daily and always contactable. Esther is an active competitor within British Dressage and rides many horses daily. Esther is available for schooling, breaking and taking lesson on your own horse. Esther loves her job and thrives off the health and success of all the horses in her care, she strives to offer a one to one personal service and her genuine love of horses means Esther and her team always try to go the extra mile.
Leighton is Esther‘s husband, he runs all the maintenance and groundwork’s from hay making to harrowing and rolling, he ensures Shaw Farm Equestrian turnout is kept in top condition. He has grown up on a farm and worked on many farms in the past, he runs his business LG Groundcare along side SFE. Leighton is on site daily running his lawn mower repairs and agricultural contracting business; he is always available for emergency maintenance and general yard jobs. Leighton has been handling horses for the many years and is an invaluable help on the yard.
Jude has over 20 years experience with horses, with Equine Qualifications including BHS Stage 1, NVQ Level 2 in Horse care (equivalent of BHS Stage 2), Monty Introductory Courses in Horsemanship, BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare and most recently a Diploma in Equine Sports Massage Therapy, qualifying with Distinction. Jude has huge experience working and caring for horses in a variety of disciplines from riding school to training yards, from DIY to full livery, from traditional training to natural horsemanship, working with remedial horses as well as training and breaking youngsters. Jude is very knowledgeable and has a rounded approached to the care of horses and yards. Jude works part time at SFE, and she bases her Equine Sports Massage from here, which many of the liveries take benefit from. Jude is a huge assett to the yard and is an invaluable member of the team.
Jenny is the most hard working and reliable 14 year old I have ever known. Jenny came to volunteer at SFE in January 2013 having never been near a horse, she was shy and nervous and extremely novice, however within weeks she blossomed into a competent and fantastic ‘horse person’. Jenny has learnt to ride since coming to help us each week and enjoys taking part in our monthly dressage and jumping competitions. She is a huge asset to the team and we hope there will be many years to come from her.
Beth has ridden since the age of 3, working alongside them for the past 4 years from riding schools to showing yards. He experience also includes many hours of teaching at riding schools.
Beth has gained her Level 3 diploma in horse care and management, BHS Stages 1 & 2, she is also a registered first aider.
Beth has two ponies of her own which she produces for showing, both of which are ridden M&Ms and working hunter ponies.
Beth joined the team in January 2017.
Lorraine, Jude, Amy, Grace & Jenny
As you can see we have a well experienced and knowledgeable team, so you can be sure your horse will receive the best care from all our staff members.
Shaw Farm Equestrian isn’t just a Livery and Training yard, it is a horses dream home, everything from the tranquil setting of the Pennine Hill’s in Todmorden to the first class care and attention that our beloved friends require. The yard has been designed with passion and care and built for the horses comfort. Situated within rolling pastures with wonderful hacking on the doorstep, to the world class training facilities that have been built. Shaw Farm is the ideal home for elite competition athletes to the humble happy hacker. Shaw Farm endevours to be the best at all that we do so you can be assured that your hooved companion will receive 5* hospitality. Why not join our team?