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Staff Profiles

Area Sales Managers

Jill Tasker - South East
Jill Tasker - South East

Jill Tasker - South East

Job Title
Area Sales Manager South East
Contact Details

jill@baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk

07802 596 733

Jill's first love is showjumping, having been groom to International riders for a number of years.  She now owns a mare, who is successfully jumping in 1.30m classes, and a homebred gelding who is giving her a taste of being an event horse owner, as he is competed for her by a young rider and who has been successful at Novice level, with ambitions to move up the grades.

Caroline Dickens - North West
Caroline Dickens - North West

Caroline Dickens - North West

Job Title
Area Sales Manager North West
Contact Details

carolined@baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk

07801 022 722

Caroline loves dressage and hacking and is currently enjoying the process of watching her young coloured mare, whom she bred herself, being backed and ridden away.  She can't wait to get in the saddle and enjoy riding "India" herself!  Here she is pictured with India's mum, Jaz.

Angie Johnson - North East
Angie Johnson - North East

Angie Johnson - North East

Job Title
Area Sales Manager North East
Contact Details

angela@baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk

07766 508 559

Angie was brought up with horses on her parents' mixed farm, in North Yorkshire, where she always enjoyed breaking in and schooling young horses and competing in local events.  She subsequently spent several years grooming for National and International Showjumpers.  

August 2017 brings a new challenge in the form of a four-year-old Irish Draught x Thoroughbred mare, called Penny, who Angie hopes will become a good alrounder on whom she can enjoy competing locally.

Sarah Cruikshank - Scotland Agent
Sarah Cruikshank - Scotland Agent

Sarah Cruikshank - Scotland Agent

Job Title
Area Sales Consultant Scotland
Contact Details

sarahc@baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk

07889 755 225 

Sarah has two daughters who both enjoy riding their ponies and she has recently taken the plunge with a horse for herself, a grey called Cally.

Sarah Rutter - Midlands
Sarah Rutter - Midlands

Sarah Rutter - Midlands

Job Title
Area Sales Manager Midlands
Contact Details

sarah@baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk

07850 708 095

Sarah is a keen showjumper and enjoys jumping her mare, "Tinks" in affiliated classes.

Simon Venner
Simon Venner

Simon Venner

Job Title
Sales Director

Simon's main interest is flat racing and he used to ride out for trainers in Newmarket.  He is also keenly involved with his father, Paul's, Petches Farm Stud.  Here he is pictured with Baileys' ex-racehorse, Baileys En Premier, aka "Cracker", whose progress he is watching with interest as he embarks on a change of career with Marketing Manager, Jane Buchan!

Elizabeth Hamer Wales & West
Elizabeth Hamer Wales & West

Elizabeth Hamer Wales & West

Job Title
Area Sales Manager Wales and West Midlands
Contact Details

elizabeth@baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk

07775 841 857

Elizabeth simply the enjoys the pleasures of looking after her horses, which she shares with her sister.

Helen Gordon - South East (Yards)
Helen Gordon - South East (Yards)

Helen Gordon - South East (Yards)

Job Title
Area Sales Manager (South East Yards)
Contact Details

helen@baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk

07710 306 929

 

Helen is a keen follower of racing and eventing but most of her focus is now on helping her two small sons to enjoy their ponies.

Laura Gibbins - East
Laura Gibbins - East

Laura Gibbins - East

Job Title
Area Sales Manager East
Contact Details

laura@baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk

07825 760 938

Laura owns an eye-catching cremello cob, Romeo, with whom she enjoys dressage and has most recently contested the Summer Regionals at Prelim level, at Hickstead.

Judy Maxwell - Ireland Agent
Judy Maxwell - Ireland Agent

Judy Maxwell - Ireland Agent

Job Title
Sales Agent - Ireland
Contact Details

Judymaxwell88@gmail.com

07885 065 531

Judy's main interest is racing and Thoroughbred breeding and supporting her son David, who rides as an amatuer jockey.  Although she now has no horses of her own, she takes particular pleasure in her Zwartbles, white-faced black sheep!

Mark Buchan - Export
Mark Buchan - Export

Mark Buchan - Export

Job Title
Export Manager

Mark used to ride in point-to-points but now enjoys hacking, jumping and hunting his ex-pointer, Bisto.  He is also a very able event groom and lorry driver and supports wife and Marketing Manager, Jane, on competition days.

Graham Rice
Graham Rice

Graham Rice

Job Title
Sales Development Manager
Contact Details

GrahamRice@baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk

Graham has owned his horse, Sapphire, from a 3 year old. Now 18, they spend most of their time hacking and practising horse archery.  Graham has been in involved in recreating aspects of historical riding for many years; anything from Roman cavalry displays through to English Civil War battles.

Holly Stacey - South West
Holly Stacey - South West

Holly Stacey - South West

Job Title
Area Sales Manager South West
Contact Details

holly@baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk

07802 596733

Holly events her mare at BE100 level and hopes to progress to Novice.  She has also recently started competing her in affiliated showjumping.

 

Jo Revell - South Central
Jo Revell - South Central

Jo Revell - South Central

Job Title
Area Sales Manager South Central
Contact Details

jorevell@baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk

07887 711 827

Jo has recently re-joined the Baileys team, having worked here for a number of years. 

Sales Office Team

Sam Gurden
Sam Gurden

Sam Gurden

Job Title
Sales Co-Ordinator

Sam used to ride in point-to-point races and subsequently retrained two ex-racehorses for unaffiliated dressage and jumping.  She no longer has an equine partner and is enjoying pedalling a two-wheeled mount with her local cycling club instead!

Claire Collier
Claire Collier

Claire Collier

Job Title
Sales Analyst

Claire currently has two Connemaras who she shows successfully under saddle, with the ambition of riding at least one of them at HOYS.  She loves the glamour of showing and is also training as a judge.

Jenny Rist
Jenny Rist

Jenny Rist

Job Title
Office Administrator

Jenny is not a rider but loves the outdoors and caring for her two Bichon Frise dogs.

Nutrition Team

Lorna Edgar
Lorna Edgar

Lorna Edgar

Job Title
Equine Nutritionist BSC (Hons)
Contact Details

07808 863 864

Lorna has been a top level polo and event groom and spends much of days helping riders, from grassroots to International level, to fine tune their horses' diets.

Katie Grimwood
Katie Grimwood

Katie Grimwood

Job Title
Nutrition Advisor BSc (Hons)

Katie has always ridden other people's horses and was a successful member of her University's riding club.  She currently enjoys hacking the polo ponies out with Brand Manager, Minty Knowles.

Henrietta Edwards
Henrietta Edwards

Henrietta Edwards

Job Title
Nutrition Advisor & Quality Control Administrator

Henrietta used to enjoy hacking and unaffiliated showing and jumping with her horses but is currently horseless, with wire-haired Dachshund, Yogi, taking much of her affection.

Emma Short
Emma Short

Emma Short

Job Title
Equine Nutritionist BSc (Hons)

Emma no longer has her own horse but used to enjoy all riding club activities with a mare whom she shared with her mum.

Liz Bulbrook
Liz Bulbrook

Liz Bulbrook

Job Title
Director of Nutrition BSc (Hons)

Liz has owned Duke (Dukeofganymede) since he was a foal and enjoys all the fitness work and training involved in preparing him for eventing which he has done, with Marketing Manager, Jane Buchan, up to Intermediate level.  

Jaz Grogan
Jaz Grogan

Jaz Grogan

Job Title
Nutrition Advisor BSc (Hons)

Jaz grew up with horses and used to enjoy jumping and other unaffiliated activities with her current horse, Monty, although he's now limited to hacking due to an old injury.

Marketing Team

Roz Howling
Roz Howling

Roz Howling

Job Title
Online Marketing Manager

Roz has ridden all her life and currently owns a young warmblood mare, Coco, with whom she hopes to compete in unaffiliated competitions.

Rominta Knowles
Rominta Knowles

Rominta Knowles

Job Title
Brand Manager

"Minty" enjoys riding her father's polo ponies and, when she can, takes them on longer distance pleasure rides or to the beach for a good gallop!

Jane Buchan
Jane Buchan

Jane Buchan

Job Title
Marketing Manager

Jane is a keen event rider and enjoys competing her horse, Carleton, aka "Precious" up to 2* level.  She also competes Nutrition Director, Liz's horse Duke and is currently retraining Baileys ex-racehorse, Baileys En Premier, (Cracker) for a new career as an event horse.

Management

Christelle Melamud
Christelle Melamud

Christelle Melamud

Job Title
Finance Director

Christelle enjoys hacking and training Ben to compete in local dressage competitions.

Paul Venner
Paul Venner

Paul Venner

Job Title
Group Executive Chairman

Paul co-founded Baileys with George Knowles and his passion is for breeding Thoroughbreds for flat racing, on his Petches Farm Stud.  Here he is pictured with the late "Mister Baileys", whom he spotted as a yearling and bought to run on the flat for Baileys.  Mister Baileys won the 2000 Guineas in 1994 and retired to stud shortly after.  He then spent his twilight years with Paul at Petches.

George Knowles
George Knowles

George Knowles

Job Title
Director

George co-founded Baileys with Paul Venner and his passion has always been for polo.  He has a number of ponies which he plays in both arena and low goal polo throughout the year.

Lorry Rice
Lorry Rice

Lorry Rice

Job Title
Human Resources & Quality Assurance

Lorry has studied equine behaviour and enjoys hacking her two coloured mares.  She is also a member of a Civil War Re-enactment group, which involves "battling" on a variety of mounts.

Jo Venner
Jo Venner

Jo Venner

Job Title
Managing Director

Jo grew up around horses on Petches Farm Stud but is sadly allergic to them.  Even Ruby, his Portuguese Water Dog, is hypoallergenic!