Martin was born at the farm in the original farm house and after marrying Sally, they moved into the village for five years, before moving into the new farm house in 1985 when his parents retired. They have had liveries since 1987, however it was not until 2000 after Martin gave up his pedigree dairy herd they decided to diversify into the livery and competition sector and set up Newbold Verdon Equestrian Centre.
They soon became one of the few British Horse Society Approved Livery Yards in Leicestershire to reassure people of a quality yard and good care always.
Sally is an Accredited Professional Coach and Registered Freelance Instructor and enjoys teaching a wide variety of clients of all abilities and all ages.
She holds a full Equine Specific First Aid Certificate and attends regular refresher courses with the British Horse Society. Sally has attended a Child Protection Course and is CRB Checked and attends regular Training Top-Up Days with the British Horse Society to keep abreast of all teaching techniques.
She is enthusiastic and passionate about teaching building up confidence and trust between the horse and rider.
Sally has taught at PC camps and Rallies, examining and testing, children and helping many over the years to pass PC Tests.
Martin has attended a course on transporting horses and has a full trailer licence enabling him to legally transport horses for people. He has also attended a two-day BE Cross Country Course Building Seminar with Philip Herbert at Burghley House. They are both fully first aid trained along with several staff members.
Sally rides Bandido XXXVIII an Andalusian whom she has competed at dressage with at Medium/Advanced Medium level and has competed at British Dressage at both Winter & Summer Regionals, Area Festivals, numerous Championships including GB PRE.
Martin and Sally are very excited about the future and what it holds for them and the business. Their priority as always is to keep happy horses and clients in a friendly, but disciplined environment .