Meet the Team



Jed Pedley

Jed has worked with horses for the last 11 years. More specifically, over the last seven years he has worked with children and young adults with special needs. Through this work, he has seen how horses can develop people’s confidence and self-esteem whilst helping them find the happiness and well-being horses can provide.

Jed is the lead instructor of disabled riding provision, something that is developing rapidly as part of I-Pegasus CIC, and it is hoped this will continue to grow and help those who need it in the local community.

In addition, Jed is part of a specialist external multidisciplinary team that help young people with acquired brain injuries. They attend sessions at Grove House Equestrian Centre working on specific areas with the horses, which transfer into life skills, improved confidence, and general well-being.

Using natural horsemanship, Jed works with the horses to ensure they feel comfortable in any situation and are able to perform to the best of their abilities. Happy horses are very important, so their welfare is a top priority.

Jed’s passion is show jumping, and he and his horse, Summer, compete at many British Show Jumping events together. A highlight was competing at the major show jumping festival at Arena UK a few years ago, which was always a dream of Jed’s. He has also competed at the national riding club championship at Lincoln Showground, another big highlight of his riding career so far.

Says Jed, ‘My horse, Summer is a 13-year-old British Sports Horse, who I’ve owned for five and a half years. She loves jumping and can be quite feisty but she shows her soft side when the children come to say hello to her.’

Jed’s knowledge, horsemanship and gentle empathy with both horse and rider makes him a huge asset to I-Pegasus.

Natasha Adkinson

Natasha was born in Scotland and lived in Moray for 16 years before moving to England to pursue her passion for dressage at an elite level.

She was born with spina bifida, which reduces her neck and back movement, and vacterl syndrome, a congenital disorder which caused her limbs not to form properly and is a deteriorating condition.

At the age of seven, Natasha started riding at her local riding school and never looked back. Her dream of owning a pony came true on her 9th birthday, and Tash and Nevada enjoyed being part of the Moray and Nairn Pony Club, Moray Riding Club and the British Young Riders Dressage Squad, taking part in all sorts of activities.

On a school exchange to New Zealand, Natasha really got the dressage bug, and on her return, she decided to look into Para Dressage. And so her career started, and it wasn’t long before she was selected to represent Great Britain for the first time at Millfield CPEDI Junior International.

Once Natasha had completed her GCSE’s, she relocated to South Yorkshire to do her A-levels, making it easier to combine studying with elite-level sport. After completing her exams, Natasha gained a place at Sheffield Hallam University, where she gained a Master’s degree.

Tash worked hard with her horse, Sweet Caledonia, and were selected to represent GB on many occasions. She caught the eye of the Paralympic selectors, resulting in their selection as reserves for the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

2017 was a roller coaster of a year, with Natasha spending a few months in hospital at the start of the year. However, Tash and Sweet Caledonia came back with a bang, winning the Nations Cup before being selected for the European Team.

Again, a plethora of wins on Cally, and her young horse Highlander, saw Tash representing GB with both horses in 2018 and 2019. Natasha is now aiming for Paris 2024, and it looks like it’ll be a fascinating Paralympics campaign for both horses.

Competing in dressage competitions at elite level takes a huge amount of hard work and dedication, and it’s hard to imagine that Tash has any spare time. However, she is an integral part of the I-Pegasus provision. Her disability and determination to overcome it inspire all who come through I-Pegasus’ doors, and she is a very popular instructor with the children and young adults I-Pegasus helps.

Andrew Stennett

BHSM Cert Ed FE Equestrian Coach and Consultant.

Andrew Stennett is a British Equestrian Federation Elite Recreational coach.  Andrew is a UKCC Level 4 coach and is also a coach educator and Assessor. He is a Qualified Teacher of further Education specialising in Equestrian Learning and Development. He has trained with many leading coaches and developed many professional coaches for the equine industry.

In 1991 he founded Grove House Stables Equestrian Centre with one horse and his old Show jumping pony. Today the centre has grown to have a range of horses and ponies, full indoor and outdoor facilities providing excellent training opportunities for career and leisure. He is available to coach a wide range of riders from novice to advance level with and without their own horses. Andrew specialises in giving confidence and inspiration to riders young and old so they can reach their riding goals.

Katie Limbrick

Katie has been at Grove House since May 2022. She is a Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship, and is always looking to develop her learning so she can pass her knowledge onto the next budding young equestrians.

Her role at Grove House is the Changing Lives Through Horses Program Co-ordinator. This is a wonderful program that offers young people a chance to learn in a different setting. She gets to work with a range of young people that have many diverse needs, which is extremely rewarding!

She has her own horse, Tinker, who definitely lives up to her name as well as 2 dogs, Bowzer and Barney, that are regular visitors to the yard!

Judith Stones

Judith is a British Horse Society Stage 4 Senior Eventing Coach, with many years experience coaching leisure, career and competitive riders. She has trained and competed horses in Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing. In her teens she also worked in the film and TV industry training and riding horses on film sets.

Judith joined us in May 2021 and has recently added our Pony Club, BHS Challenge Awards and BHS Pony Stars programmes to her portfolio of responsibilities. Judith is currently working towards her BHS Stage 5 Performance Coaching Qualification

Leanne Ducker

I started at GHS in November 2017, as a temporary office assistant, but now I am the Liveries Manager.

Grove House Stables is my first employment within the equine industry and I am really enjoying the role. I am learning every day and love developing and expanding my knowledge in all aspects of horse care and riding.

I got my first pony when I was 4 years old, and haven’t been without one since! Horses have been my hobby for nearly 40 years!

As a child I didn’t have “horsey parents” or many riding lessons, I just had ponies on loan in a field which I just got on and rode! I’d read pony magazines for tips on how to improve.

Over the years I have done a bit of unaffiliated competing, mainly in show jumping. I do really enjoy the thrill of cross country, but my dad was never keen on me doing it, he preferred the show jumps that would fall down!

Since working with the team at GHS I have been inspired to improve my flat work, which has fueled my new interested of competing at dressage.

I am passionate about the health and well-being of the horses in my care, including my own horses and the Riding School and Livery horses at Grove House Stables.

I have 2 horses within my family:

David – my old friend is now 26 years young; I’ve had him since he was 4. He is still excitable and full of energy. He is in light work, loves his jumping and is ridden by my daughters.

My project is Elliot; I also bought him as a 4 year old, 2 years ago. It has been a slow process but I think I have recently made great progress with my riding. My ultimate dream is to event him (just at low level) before I get too old!

Samantha Waites

I started working at Grove House Stables in September 2019, and recently became the Yard Manager in March 2020. After learning to ride here myself as a child it’s great to be back.

Prior to working at GHS, I worked for an Equine veterinary practice for over 15 years, and before that I worked a livery and sales yard caring for and riding the horses.

I very much enjoy my role at GHS taking care of such lovely horses and ponies, and teaching so many enthusiastic riders, and watching them progress and have fun.

I have previously done my NVQ stages in horse care, and I am currently working towards my BHS stages.

I got my first horse at 13 and although he wasn’t exactly the most suitable first horse he taught me so much. Since then I have competed at BSJA and British Eventing and more recently Affiliated Dressage, with my current horse Dudaley who I bought as a 2 year old and broke in myself. I am hoping to get back into Eventing as love the challenge of all phases and the excitement of the cross country.

Jessica Boult

Hi Everyone. My name is Jess. I have been part of the team here at Grove House Stable since August 2010. My Main role is as the Office Manager, which I really enjoy. While working here at Grove House Stables I have completed my NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service, Work Based Diploma Level 2 in Horse care and my Work Based Diploma Level 3 In Customer Service.

I am also the Health and Safety Representative and the Shop Manager at GH Country LTD

When I’m not at the stables I can be found with other animals, which include my dogs, rabbits and much more!