Jackie has been with William for 25 yrs and as head groom is an integral part of the team. In 2006, nominated by William, she won the Groom of the Year Award, and in 2014 won FEI Groom of the Year. She and her beloved dog Tatts (a gift from William at Tattersalls 3DE one year!) live on site.
William about Jackie: “Jackie and I have enjoyed 25 seasons together, there have been some amazing highs and terrible lows but through them all she has kept her feet firmly on the ground and her chin up. She is a huge support to me, always loyal and it is an absolute privilege to work with someone so dedicated and professional. Jackie is the ultimate team player, whether at home on the yard, or at a Championship where she flourishes amongst other squad grooms.”
Andrew McConnon is from Southern Pines, North Carolina USA.
Having watched William compete and win several times at Rolex Ky, he's always admired William's style and horsemanship.
Ridden to the 3* level he's chosen, while between horses, to spend the season with Fox-Pitt Eventing.
Miguel joins us for 2017 as a rider. From Portugal, Miguel and his young family have recently moved to the area.
Siobhan joins us for 2017 as second head, supporting Jackie with the managing of the yard.
Hannah joins us for 2017 as 'second second' head, supporting Jackie and Siobhan.
Jodie Saunders, Josy Majer and Sam Smith
Jodie, Josy and Sam have joined us for the 2017 season.
Michelle has been part of the team since 2013, and is based in the office at Wood Lane Stables
Tim’s role as star maintenance man began in Bicester. He was then persuaded a move to Dorset was a good idea and became a full time member of staff from then on. Tim keeps the whole yard ticking over, maintains the gallops, lorries, machinery and generally keeps Wood Lane Stables in tip top shape. He lives in Sturminster Newton with his wife Sarah and two sons Henry and William