Louise Downie

Louise is chair of Nidd Valley Riding Club. Louise has been involved with horses since she was 10 years old and helped-out at the local riding school, where she went on to teach horse riding in her spare time. During work as an agricultural consultant with MAFF, Louise also advised...

Jayne Hawley

Jayne is Vice Chair of Nidd Valley Riding Club I have been involved with horses most of my life, taking a break for a few years when I got married and had children. In 1990 I got back into horses bought my very first horse and joined Nidd Valley Riding...

Sharon Mawson

Sharon is Secretary of Nidd Valley Riding Club. Sharon was a competitive rider as a child and a member of Bramham Moor Pony Club.  Following a 20+ year break from horses she bought ex racer Ralphie in 2013 to have fun hacking out with her daughter.  She joined NVRC the...

Cheryl Towers

Cheryl is Membership Secretary for the Club. She has always loved horses but only started proper riding lessons in 2010. She recently realised a lifetime dream and bought her first horse, Queenie, who is spoiled rotten! Cheryl’s favourite discipline is dressage and she hopes she and Queenie will become a...

Vicki Forbes

Vicki is the web editor for Nidd Valley.  “I can’t ever remember not loving horses.  This led to me spending several years in the horse racing industry both UK and Australia.  After having my daughter, I found time to reignite my passion for horses and my paths crossed with Percy....

Caroline Sleight

Caroline is a committee member and came into horse ownership relatively later in life. She learnt to ride as a child and there her obsession began. Although she wasn’t able to own her own pony she took any opportunity she could to borrow a local farmers pony or ride her...

Pamela Smith

Sally Anne Hannington

Sally Anne is Treasurer of Nidd Valley Riding Club. Sally Anne has been involved with ponies and horses since an early age, starting with riding schools and then owning her own horses.  She was a member of Bramham Moor pony club and then hunted with York and Ainsty (North) Hunt. ...