Our Team

We are blessed to have a wonderful team running Mane Chance, many of whom are volunteers who give us their time so freely.



Abi Smart – General Manager
Rebecca Fox – Equine Supervisor (full time)
Nicky Brooks – Community Co-ordinator
Jenifer Compton – Equine Supervisor (part time)
Frith Connold - Groom / Community Assistant
Taryn Cole - Groom / Community Assistant
Sophie Anderson - Groom
Jackie Hood – Administrator and Secretary to the Trustees
Twiz Kay - Marketing and social media consultant

MCS Lead Volunteer Team

Amina West – Volunteer Co-Ordinator
Di Smart – Merchandise/Local Community Volunteer
Dawn Hutchings – Planning and Construction Advisor
Jackie Watt and Maria Choules – Sponsorship Scheme Co-ordinators

MCS Board of Trustees

Jenny Seagrove FRSA – Founding Trustee
Sir Timothy Ackroyd Bt
Simrin Choudhrie
Grahame Gurney FCCA - Treasurer
Nigel Jackson BSc MBA
Anne Kavanagh BA CIPD
James McCarthy BSc MSc MRAeS - Chairman
Sue Tresman PhD, BSc, PGCE
Sarah Webb Solicitor


Sophie Christiansen CBE
Michael Crawford CBE
Sara Crowe
Mark Curry
Margaret Keys
Hilary O’Neil
Joe Pasquale
Martin Shaw
Lauren St John
Wendy Turner Webster
Beau Dermott (Junior Patron)
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Jenny Seagrove - Founding Trustee


Rebecca Fox - Equine Supervisor

Di Smart - Merchandise / Local Community Volunteer

Di Smart - Merchandise / Local Community Volunteer

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