Jo (Owner of Overleigh Equestrian Centre & Instructor)
Jo first started riding 36 years ago and since then has been involved in horses, Jo passed her BHS stage 1, 2, 3 and PTT just under a year in 1990 then went on to pass her intermediate teaching in 1994. She has taught people from all around the world also in between schooling, teaching and breaking in horses she had some time to compete in 1 day events ranging from Show Jumping, Dressage and Hunter Trails, She also competed to a medium level in dressage and qualified for the regional finals. Since Jo has owned Overleigh after it became an approved training centre in 1999 she has trained many students and they have all gone on to be successful in their career with horses. Jo also finds time to teach at several Pony Club Camps and rallies throughout the year too and hoping to get back out and do some dressage this year.
Sophie first started riding at a young age and learnt on a very cheeky pony, but was detemind to stick at horses, she has been at Overleigh since Jo purchased it and used to help muck out and lead the riding school ponies, then went on to get her qualifications when she was 20 to become a riding instructor and stayed on at overleigh to teach. Sophie owns 2 ponies called Cassie & Bubbles and 1 Loan pony called Melody who she has for her Daughter Emilia, Since having her daughter Sophie only works part time at Overleigh now and the odd house sit now and again, but very much has alot to do with horses everyday and she is hoping to get her horse mad little girl in the saddle more in 2017!!