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.
Vet - Dr Andre Buthe
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.
Farrier - Karn Herbert
Pierre qualified in 1994 at the French National Stud - Le Haras du Pin. After qualifying, he worked in France for a number of years. In 1997 he had the opportunity to move to Germany to work with a farrier to the German Olympic team. He worked there for 2 years on top class horses, honing his skills. Pierre then relocated to the UK where he took further exams to meet the UK farrier requirements.
In 2006 Pierre set up his own company and now specialises in sport horses. He loves working with horses and takes great pleasure in seeing the horses he shoes work in a sound and happy way. Pierre understands that competing places high demands on the physical ability and athletic skills of horses. He is very methodical and takes great care in his approach to shoeing, always looking to improve the foot and therefore optimise performance.
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.
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.