Sam is originally from the New Forest where she worked at a riding school and livery yard until the age of 16. In 2005 she went to train as a working pupil for a year, over time Sam moved up the ladder and became the deputy yard head for 2 years before going on to run the riding school of 70 horses and ponies for a further 3 years. She then ran the livery yard of 30+ horses and ponies for a further 3 years. Sam joined Manton Grange initially as a competition groom but is now our permanent home groom, ensuring continuity for horses that are on site while the team is travelling.
Sam has her NVQ level 2, BHS Stage 4 & PTT qualifications. She has groomed for Eventers up to a CIC*** level, Dressage riders to Advanced Medium and a Para Dressage rider Grade 2
Sam has personally competed up to Elementary level in Dressage and 90 Eventing.