High Fen Riding Club Affiliated to British Riding Clubs

The Committee

Maureen Mack - Chairman & Training Manager

Mo has been a member of High Fen for about 15 years and has been on nearly all the teams at different times. She has been lucky enough to have been to several championships for the club, the most memorable being the Horse Trials championships at Offchurch. Nowadays she mostly does dressage at all levels with her homebred horses. Mo joined the committee in 2010 and has had great fun so far!

Maddie Thompson - Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Secretary and Web Manager

 Maddie has been a committee member since 1992,  becoming Treasurer the following year and adding the posts of secretary, and web supremo at various points since then. She used to be a bit of a dressage queen but these days she is recovering from a hip replacement and is working towards some hacking with Bob the cob; in the circumstances, he is shown solo!

Denise Lawry - Jumping Teams Manager

Denise has just joined the committee, having been a successful member of our teams for several years now.

She has taken over from Mo Mack as Manager of the jumping teams, and will organise the Show Jumping, Horse Trials, Eventer Trials and Style Jumping teams for 2014 onwards.



Photo coming soon! Maybe…


Gloria Outten - Dressage Organiser and Team Manager: Dressage, Style Jumping, Riding Test and Combined Training

Gloria has been a  member for over 30 years and on the committee for most of them. She is a B.H.S.A.I and list 5 Dressage judge.

In her free time she enjoys helping people with their dressage, gardening and going racing with her partner David.

Nikola Penny - Press & Publicity

Nikola has retired her Appaloosa mare Cropi and now has a lovely new boy  Joseph, a 12 year old ISH.

Their dressage is coming along nicely with DTM being added to their repertoire; and Nikola has finally started to get airborne, so she is hoping to compete in her first SJ competition in 2014.

Kate Baines -

Sponsorship Manager

Kate worked as head yard girl at a large riding school/livery yard, then as an assistant to a bloodstock agent in Newmarket.

After a gap from horses due to work, she is back in the saddle.

Kate organises our sponsorship and rosettes, and in her spare time is a keen BE fence judge.

Jo Tootal - Committee Member

Jo has been a member of High Fen for many years and has competed in all disciplines with her horse Seal (better known as Mars); they love team events and were part of the winning High Fen Riding Test team at the National Championships in 2010 as well as competing at the DTM Championships in the Pairs with Cher and as an individual.

Jo is a BHSAI and works as a freelance rider and instructor in the Essex area. She enjoys every spare minute with her horses Mars and Keltie.

Louise Clover - Show Jumping Organiser

A committee member for 15 years, Louise organises the show jumping shows and the 2009 AGM dinner. A hugely experienced rider who has evented up to Advanced level, she regularly competes for the club in all disciplines on her homebred horses. Louise works full time and is a qualified BHSAI. In her spare time she enjoys introducing beginners to the sport and teaches at 3 local Pony Clubs, even teaching her partner Duncan to ride!

Tanya Mitchell - XC Training Organiser

Tanya has been a member of High Fen since 2007 and joined the committee at the 2013 AGM. She competes in all disciplines with her  horse Foxy and really enjoys being part of the team events. She has been lucky to get to the Championships three times with the club and has loved every minute of it.

Her main goal now is to get Foxy to British Eventing Novice level and is also looking forward to organising the XC training for us.

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