Parbold Equestrian Centre Staff

The Girls


Nicola Byrom

Started riding at 5 years old at a local riding school and never looked back! She owned her own pony at 12, and started work with horses at 16, in racing, eventing, point to point, hunting, children’s adventure holidays and as a Riding School Manager. Working through the BHS Equine Excellence Career Pathway, Nicola is Stage 4 Professional Coach Coach and Stage 5 Care and Management Professional. Having competed in dressage, eventing and show jumping, Nicola has trained and helped other riders up to advanced eventing and advanced medium dressage.  She has coached the GB paradressage team at the World Championships in Denmark and now coaches her daughter Carrie.


Carrie Byrom

Started riding before she could walk, was eventing at the age of 8 and in the British Pony Event Team at 12, she now competes up to CCI*** Level Eventing. Carrie trained in an event yard as a groom then went on to Myerscough College to complete an honours degree BSc Equine Science and Management completing her BHS Stage 5 Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship Qualification in 2016. Carrie is the Yard Manager and is currently completing her probationary period of becoming a BHS Assessor and also trains people on their own horses in Eventing & Dressage.

Click on Carrie Byrom Eventing for more information on the Event Team.

Elie Cocking

Elie joined us on a young apprentice scheme after riding with us from 6 years of age.  She is now a full time member of staff and works closely with Carrie as the competition groom.  As well as that, Elie is a popular instructor with younger children and is involved in the running of Pony Club.   Ellie has her BHS Stage 2 Complete Horsemanship and Stage 3 Teach Qualification.

Bonnie Halsall

Bonnie joined the team from a background in Insurance, Banking & Customer Service.  She has taken on the task of running the office and making sure that any cakes or food brought into the office is equally distributed among staff.

Deb Moss

Deb joined the Team in 2017 after a long and successful career at Myerscough College as a Senior Trainer and Lecturer. Deb is now an integral part of our Staff and invaluable in Teaching and Training Students and Candidates for Assessments & Qualifications.  Deb is a BHS Stage 4 Coach in Complete Horsemanship.

Samantha Welch

Sam joined our Team in 2017 as an Apprentice.  She is working towards her BHS Stage 1 Assessment and enjoys riding and competing her own horse Joey.


The Guys

Steve, Finlay and Lucas

With a combined age of 67, the three stooges make it look like they do all the work around the yard, however, the girls know all their tricks and keep them on the straight and narrow.  Both Finlay and Lucas are on extended apprenticeships, while Steve now needs a nap in the afternoon

Charlie Boardman

Charlie is working through his Apprenticeship with us and has gained his BHS Stage 1 in Complete Horsemanship.  Young and enthusiastic, Charlie is becoming a popular young Instructor.  Charlie also completes his horse Sally.



Freelance Instructors



Eve Rice

Peter Temme

Lisa Copeland


All the Instructors have their Child Protection and Equine Specific First Aid certificates.

…… and some slightly unusual and non horse related qualifications too:

* “Certificate in teaching English as a Foreign Language”

* “Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills”

* “Basic Food Hygiene”

*   Reindeer Sleigh driving license

…. which means we can all speak good English, can deal with stress, we always eat and drink well, and if were ever in the North Pole in December…

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