The Team

Jackie Potts

Jackie has been with William for 28 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!) are based at Wood Lane.


William about Jackie: “Jackie and I have enjoyed 28 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.”

2020 Team

We are joined by two fabulous new team members for 2020.  We will be releasing their individual profiles very shortly.


Adam Short

I am really looking forward to my third season here with Team Fox-Pitt. I had such a great time last year learning lots with Jackie on the yard, and William in the arena! I am so lucky to be able to groom at many International events and am excited to get out again this season.


I am also very lucky to continue with my ride on the lovely Secret Night, owned by Catherine Witt. We can't wait to get out again eventing have quite a busy event plan organised!


Lexi Scovil

I am so excited to head into my second season with Fox-Pitt Eventing. I had an amazing time learning from William and Jackie last year and competing my horse Chico’s Man in my first 4* season. After a year of learning and gaining mileage at Advanced I can’t wait to get going to improve my results and hopefully move toward my first 5* at the end of the year. I am so thankful for the opportunities I’ve had as a member of the team and the skills I’ve gained from the program, and I hope to be able to contribute more to the team and horses this year!


Lucy Price

Belle Wallace

This is my first year as a part of team Fox-Pitt and I am incredibly excited for all the amazing experiences that are on the horizon. I have evented up to 2* but took a step back last year to relocate from Wales to Australia for the year. I was lucky enough to gain invaluable experience as a groom for a talented 4* rider based in NSW, where I got to see what it takes to care and groom for horses at this level. I then used the back end of the year to travel around Australia, the States and Southeast Asia before beginning the 2020 season at Fox-Pitt Eventing. I have been made to feel so welcome by the whole team as everyone is super supportive and friendly. I have already learned so many management skills from Jackie and riding tips from William, so I’m very excited to continue learning and making my Eventing dream a reality - by being a part of this fantastic team!


Michelle Maidment

Michelle has been part of the team since 2013, and is based in the office at Wood Lane Stables


James Lewis

James has joined the team in July 2020 in the role of maintenance man.  He will have his hands full keeping the whole yard ticking over, maintaining the gallops, lorries, machinery and generally keeping Wood Lane Stables in tip top shape. 





Eventing Club

By joining the eventing club you will get discounts & exclusive invitations to special events.





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