The Team

Jackie Potts

Jackie has been with William for 30 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 30 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.”

2024 Team

Sara Bech Strom, Mikayla Hoffman, Erin Downie, Alice Smith and Dan Lock 

Sara Bech Strom

Sara and Dicte Aldrup are with us for another year, and with their sights firmly set on representing their home team Denmark, the pair will be campaiging hard this year.


Erin Downie

Erin joined us last year, and is part of the Team based at Wood Lane Stables



Mikayla Hoffman

Mikayla joins us from Canada, and will be with us until after Badminton as part of the Team based at Wood Lane Stables



Dan Lock



Alice Smith

Alice has joined the Team based at Wood Lane Stables



Michelle Maidment

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



James Lewis

James joined the team in July 2020 in the role of maintenance man.  He has 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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