Here at Queenholme, we are incredibly reliant on our fantastic team of professionals who keep the show running; both literally away at competitions and behind the scenes at home. Our team of #supergrooms is headed by Amy Kisby our head girl of many dedicated years. Amy and our second-in-command Kirsty Buchanan are invaluable to the success of team Queenholme, along with a number of dedicated and hard-working grooms.
Head Girl- Amy Kisby
Amy has been with us for some time now, having originally come to us as a working pupil in 2009. She successfully completed her NVQ in horse care and her HGV NVQ before taking on the role of head girl in 2012. She is a very dedicated member of the team and always puts the horses first.
Amy works together with Kirsty to do a lot of the backing of the youngsters here at Queenholme, and has produced several horses of her own over the years at Queenholme.
Amy is an incredibly hard-working and dedicated member of the team, doing her best to ensure that the yard is running smoothly.
Becca has been training with Mark and Tanya since she was 10 and has completed her NVQ.
Becca is a fun, bright character on the yard and does an excellent job of looking after the liveries.
Becca completed her HGV driving course in 2015 along with her CPC.
Brian and Barbara Liddle
Barbara helps with the administrative side of the business and Brian is on hand for any DIY jobs that might be necessary on the yard. They both provide invaluable support to Mark and Tanya and are always there to help.
Roy is a Kiwi physio with a gift for interpreting the needs and energies of a horse.
He really is invaluable, and has kept Mark and Tanya's horses in good shape for about 12 years. We don't know what we'd do without him!
Kirsty is the second in charge. She has been with us since 2012, and has since completed her NVQ Levels 2 & 3 with Stubbing Court Training.
In 2014 Kirsty was awarded the Stubbing Court Advanced Apprentice of the Year, and in February this year gained her HGV license along with her Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
As well as helping Amy with the Queenholme youngsters, Kirsty has also done a great job of producing and selling some horses of her own.
Kirsty is a diligent, bright and fun character who is always happy to help.
Graeme Fiddes DWCF
G J Smith Farriers
Fiddy has been shoeing Mark and Tanya's horses since 2009. He is a regular fixture on a Monday where he can be found taking over one of the wash boxes to ply his trade.
Matthew Barlow BVM&S MRCVS
Home Farm Equine Vets
Matthew started the Home Farm Equine practice in 2007 having worked in the area for over 13 years as an equine vet. Matthew combines working in the practice with racecourse duties at Southwell, Nottingham and Towcester. He also takes the role as official vet at numerous BE events, including horse trials such as Belton International, Osberton International and Oasby.
Whilst Matthew is used to treating a wide variety of horses and ponies, he has a particular aptitude for sport and competition horses.
Roy is a complementary health practicioner and has a reputation of being one of the best osteopaths in the country, having world class competition horses on his list.
Dean is in charge of looking after all of the horses' teeth to make sure that they are all healthy and fit for work.
He is also a keen hunter with the Quorn and has three horses stabled at here at Queenholme during the season.