Bridleway sign

Bridleway sign

Churchtown

Churchtown

Crossing the river

Crossing the river

Galloping

Galloping

Horses

Horses

Immaculate Bridleway

Immaculate Bridleway

Long Lane

Long Lane

Lower Dunkery

Lower Dunkery

Treasure Hunt Ride

Treasure Hunt Ride

Winsford Hill

Winsford Hill

 

Committee Members

Alison Kent (Chair)  01823 400443        alison.kent45@btinternet.com

Julia Holtom            01598 763295        julia.holtom@yahoo.co.uk

Val Roberts             01398 324513        val.roberts5@btinternet.com

Jaye Jones              01598 763568        holidays@twitchen.co.uk

Barbara Wigley        01643 841183        barbaraann.wigley@btinternet.com

Shelagh Dean          01398 331598        info@agripicture.com

Micaela Beckett       01643 841406        micaelamole@gmail.com

Sandy Schott           01643 831844        sandy.f.schott@gmail.com

 

CVs of the WS & EBA Committee Members

 

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Alison Kent

Chair

Alison worked as a Ranger with Exmoor National Park Authority for 15 years and has specialist knowledge of Rights of Way. She has lived in Somerset for 30 years and, with her husband, runs a small farm near Wiveliscombe with sheep, cattle and her 3 Arabian horses. She use to do a lot of endurance riding at international level and was a regular competitor in the GHR which first introduced her to Exmoor. She now enjoys walking long distance National Trails throughout UK, and exploring new areas on foot, bike or horse using that invaluable tool, the 1:25000 O.S. map!

 

   

Julia Holtom

Area Representative for Parracombe

Julia has lived most of her life in North Devon, and spends much of her time outside, either working as a gardener, riding her pony, Burro, or walking. She takes a keen interest in Rights of Way on Exmoor, and feels extremely lucky to have access to such a good network. 

 

Val Roberts

Committee member

Born in Dulverton, Val has ridden on Exmoor since she was a teenager. She moved away for a period, whilst she and her husband worked as solicitors and brought up a family. Now retired and living back in Dulverton, Val has taken up riding again, enjoying expeditions to other parts of Exmoor, and staying at different inns and B&Bs which cater for horses. She no longer has her own horse, but finds hiring is a practical solution for her.

 jaye    

Jaye Jones
Area Representative for Challacombe

Jaye moved to Twitchen Farm in 1991 where, with her family, she set up and still runs a successful B&B that also offers stabling to guests visiting with their horses.
Her horse is most importantly fun time, getting to an occasional riding club outing, but riding and exploring Exmoor is her real passion

 

 

Shelagh Dean

Committee member

Shelagh has ridden since she was a small child, and keeps two ponies near her home in Shillingford, where she and her husband have lived for the past 28 years. She rides most days using local bridleways, and occasionally competes in TREC competitions. She is committed to keeping open bridleways within the area.

 Barbara Wigley    

Barbara Wigley
Area Representative for Cutcombe & Wheddon Cross

Barbara Wigley, a retired physiotherapist, has been a keen endurance rider for over 25 years. She now organises the Golden Horseshoe Ride each year, and loves exploring Exmoor on foot or on horseback, finding new routes to ride either for pleasure or for future endurance competitions.

 

            Sandy Schott  

        Committee member  

     Sandy is relatively new to Exmoor but has lost no time in exploring as much of the

    area as possible. Her little Arab mare, Nonyana, loves exploring as much as does

    Sandy, so the two of them have roamed far and wide from their base in Simonsbath.

    Previously based in the Malvern Hills [where Sandy was a teacher] and before that

    the middle of Dartmoor, the pair are used to rugged terrain and wide open spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

Micaela Beckett

Committee member     

Micaela says she was lucky enough to be born and bred on the Brendon Hill at Chargot, Luxborough, where she was put on her first pony - an Exmoor called Dolly - at the age of two. She enjoyed riding round scenic views at Pony Club, and meeting pony friends. She says she can't grow up - never will, and hopes she and her pony Trojan can be of help to other bridleway riders.