I learnt to ride at Coombe Hill Stables in nearby Kingston and when the stables came on the market in 1980, I jumped at the chance and took on the challenge of transforming it into one of the best-known riding schools in the country.
I passed my BHSAI and began competing in all equestrian disciplines, although show jumping was always my favourite. It now gives me great pleasure to be able to pass on to our clients some of the knowledge that I have accumulated. I am particularly excited to see the progress our riders make and share their enjoyment and sense of achievement as they build partnerships with the horses, whatever their level of ability.
Wimbledon Village Stables truly is a family business, as both my daughters – Sasha and Stephanie – are very involved and Caroline (my sister-in-law) is our Chief Instructor and her daughter Ella is also a keen rider.
Developing and improving the business over the past 30 years has, of course, had its challenging moments, but it is always fun and fulfilling, especially being able to raise so much money over the years for our chosen charities. I am thrilled that the stables continues to thrive and is going from strength to strength.
When she is not out teaching one of her strengths is bringing on any new horses in the jumping ring.
Mojca is also a qualified Equine Bodyworker, keeping the WVS equines in peak condition. Currently Mojca is enjoying working with Ludovic (Ludo) who she has schooled up to Medium level dressage. The pair regularly compete in affiliated competitions and have qualified for the Regional Dressage Championships. As well as teaching dressage Mojca also enjoys putting together the dressage workshops that WVS holds. See the events page for the next workshop.
In addition to all her training and competing she worked as journalist for Slovenia’s Top equestrian magazine “Revija o konjih”. As if that’s not enough she also has a Masters in Civil Engineering!
After beginning her training at the prestigious Foxes Equestrian Centre she joined WVS where she completed her qualification as a BHS Intermediate Instructor. Jen has a particular flair for dressage and inspires confidence in her clients regardless of their ability. As well as being a very popular instructor and an invaluable member of the stables, Jen also has the responsibility of supervising the WVS team and ensuring that the horses receive the highest standard of care at all times.
Jen regularly competes on Glory Bea (Minnie) and regularly brings home the ribbons. She is delighted to be sponsored by Project7 Consultancy.