Judges

 

Penny Hollings

Additional to my work as a judge and trainer in showing, I am committed to the development of a balanced relationship between horse and rider that serves to ensure that both parties have an enjoyable riding experience. Understanding the positive interaction between both horse and rider and how this can be optimised is vital in competition. Look forward to seeing your horses soon. Penny Hollings Panel judge for BSPS, SSADL, NCPA, BSHA, AHS, CHAPS UK, TSR, NPS, BHS/BSPS Elite Trainer. Over 30 years of training champion riders and their animals to HOYS/RIHS/ National Championship level.

Penny Clarke

"I have been showing horses at all major shows over the UK for the past 30 years, with many wins and championships at top shows. I have shown hacks, cobs, riding horses, hunters and working hunters and most of these horses I have also done side saddle with, winning many titles at the Side Saddle National Championships along the way. My specialism and greatest pleasure comes from finding young horses, backing them and then transforming them into a show horse. I have always taken the route of making my own horses as I enjoy the journey with them through the levels. I am a qualified BHSAI (ISM) and Side Saddle Instructor and a lot of my pleasure I now get from training others in the art of showing and side saddle. I am also a panel judge for SSA, PUK, TSR and SHB(GB) and have officiated at shows round the UK and Ireland in this capacity."
Emma Livesey 

Emma Livesey

My name is Emma Livesey and I reside in the County of Lancashire. I am a panel judge for the BSPS, NCPA, P(UK), SSADL, MHC(GB), IMHPS & the TSR. I am passionate about showing and have competed successfully in the show ring from a very young age. During my teenage years I competed in hunter trails, arena eventing and show jumping.  Today, however, I am less of a thrill seeker, and I very much enjoy showing the family’s shire horses both In-hand and ridden at the National Shire Show and on County Show circuit.

I have over ten years experience of judging and feel that every judging appointment is an honour and privilege. I look very much forwarding to seeing your videos of your horses and ponies this coming season.

Happy showing!

Emma

Toni Howard

I had my first pony at 10yrs old and came up through Pony Club, taking my tests and culminating in achieving my A Test. I loved jumping and eventually got to JA, competing at Hickstead. I worked on a top show yard, competing on clients show hacks when the rides became available, during which time I successfully gained my BHSAI. Wanting to learn how to break, I then worked for Shirley and Harry Hindle, during which time I hunted through  the winter, qualifying horses to point to point, one of which was Ben Nevis who went on to win the Grand National. Running my own yard, I trained local , very competitive youngsters, some of whom went on successfully to compete in ODE and show jump at what was then Wembley. I then gained a placement at Moat House, Benenden where I sat and gained my BHSII. As a freelance instructor, I taught at Pony Club, and also Pony Club Camp, here and in Northern Ireland, gaining much satisfaction from seeing members enjoying and improving their riding and stable management skills. My husband and I then went on to work for the prestigious Goodwood Estate, home to the then International and National Dressage Championships. I was fortunate to be able to learn under the resident trainer, John Lassetter, riding a horse trained up to PSG. On returning North, I pursued my freelance teaching, also becoming a BHS Examiner. I get a great deal of satisfaction seeing the improvement and enjoyment of all my pupils, none more so than my 2 granddaughters who compete on their ponies! My other joy is showing my veteran riding pony in hand, last year qualifying her for Pony of the Year and Royal London.

 

Emma Stant

I have been working in the industry for 30 years and train riders working at all levels and across all disciplines. Currently I am competing my two horses in British Dressage who both qualified for the Winter Regionals 2016. Being a qualified Equine Sports Massage Therapist I am involved with the rehabilitation of sports horses which I really enjoy. Through my experience in teaching and training I am looking forward to being involved in this website as a judge for equitation and quadrille classes.

BHSII, BSc (Hons), PG Dip, PGCE, ESMA