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
Nicky Brooks – Community Co-ordinator
Jenifer Compton – Equine Supervisor
Frith Connold - Groom / Community Assistant
Taryn Cole - Groom / Community Assistant
Sophie Anderson - Groom
Katy Day-Jones - Fundraising Manager
Twiz Kay - Marketing and social media consultant

MCS Lead Volunteer Team

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
Grahame Gurney FCCA - Treasurer
Anne Kavanagh BA CIPD
James McCarthy BSc MSc MRAeS - Chairman
Shabira Papain BSc BA PGDip
Nathaniel Potts MBA
Sue Tresman PhD, BSc, PGCE
Sarah Webb Solicitor


Sir Timothy Ackroyd Bt - Founding Patron
Simrin Choudhrie - Founding Patron
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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