Vet - Bobby McEwen at Valley Equine

Bobby McEwen graduated from Bristol University in 1977. After a short spell in equine practice in Shropshire he joined The Ridgeway Veterinary Group. He primarily concentrates on the ambulatory side of the practice and over the years has looked after various Classic winners on the flat as well as Grand National and Cheltenham winners. He has also looked after many International, Team Event horses.

 

He initiated implant surgery on tendons and set up the Bone Scintigraphy Unit at The Valley Equine Hospital. He is a vet at Ascot Racecourse and Gatcombe and Badminton Horse Trials. He’s a member of the ARCVS, BEVA and AAEP and is a Committee Member of the Association of Point-to-Point Owners and Riders Association.

Andre has competed to International level, so has a great understanding of the demands on high performance horses. He’s an FEI accredited veterinarian and has supported other nations at world equestrian games and international competitions. In 2003 he set up the Equine Clinic Ltd for sports medicine in the UK and has been team veterinarian for the British Equestrian Federation and its World Class performance programme since 2006.

Andre combines conventional orthopedic medicine with acupuncture and chiropractic to allow the horse to reach and maintain its optimum performance. 

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Farrier - Karn Herbert

Karn is a world class farrier. We feel incredibly spoilt that he comes out of his zone to come and shoe our horses. 

Karn is very well respected and shoes for riders at the top of their game in many a discipline including; Dressage, Eventing, Polo, Racing and Show Jumping. He has a thorough understanding of what is needed for each sport and is excellent at getting the best out of the feet rather than forcing change. We have many discussions about feet and farriery and I am often left in awe at the extent of his knowledge.

Chiropractor - Winston Williams at South West Chiropractic 

Winston is a fully qualified and insured chiropractor at South West Chiropractic Ltd and also used to be an event rider competing up to CCI*** level.

He’s a member of the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association with a BSc Honours Degree and is registered with The General Chiropractic Council and College of Chiropractors. He has also completed training with the British Medical Acupuncture Society to treat using Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal problems.

Physio - Hannah Complin at Vet Physio UK

Hannah is a fully registered Veterinary Physiotherapist with Vet Physio UK covering Gloucestershire, Worcester, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. Hannah is passionate about the rehabilitation of animals with on-going, chronic musculo-skeletal problems and works alongside veterinary professionals to provide the best possible care to animals following surgery, trauma or the diagnosis of orthopaedic conditions.

 

Working closely with hydrotherapy and rehabilitation centres as well as small animal and equine veterinary practices in the surrounding area, Hannah is able to provide full rehabilitative care to your pet. Hannah also takes on horses for intensive rehabilitation at her home in Gloucestershire.

Administrator Extraordinaire - Claire King

Claire is our official Lissa Green Eventing admin brain! Without Claire, I feel like I wouldn't have time to ride the horses as the accounts and paperwork side of running an event yard is certainly not my forte. She is wonderful at keeping me motivated when sat down at a desk and is a wizard when it comes to numbers. I am so thrilled she has found time to help us as she has a long and illustrious list of fabulous Eventing clientele.

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Mum's secretary - Arte Cropper

After dear Jill went to focus solely on her successful dog training career, she left a huge hole in our team. Thankfully she found a pretty perfect replacement in the form of Arte Cropper. 

 

Arte is connected to my mother - but ultimately, I would be fibbing if I didn't admit how helpful she is to me too. Although still new, she is on the case and sorting problems before I even realise I have one. Admittedly she is up to her neck in mum's business, but I would be extremely lost if I wasn't able to have a tiny bit of Arte time also.