Meet Team Greenhill

I’m just one of the elements of being able to compete in my sport.  I wouldn’t be able to compete without all of the Team Greenhill members. Thank you to my 2-legged and 4-legged team!
Gary Greenhill - Husband

Gary Greenhill - Husband

Groom, Caller and Driver!

Prior to meeting Nic, my previous experience of horses consisted of a single meeting of a Dartmoor pony on a traditional family holiday to a caravan park in Devon!

I met Nic in 2000 through a mutual friend. I remember not wanting to go to her house as she had lots of over-friendly dogs, but I knew if the relationship was going to work I had to conquer my fear. I soon learnt to love her dogs and now I can’t imagine life without them.

Horses, on the other hand, were a completely different kettle of fish. Not only did they stink, but they were flipping enormous!!!  I remember saying to Nic in the early days that I would do anything for her but I wouldn’t muck out. I’m not quite sure when I relented, but how times have changed!

The obvious then happened and I was soon bullied in to riding and after a few painful falls I actually started to enjoy it. I have never had many lessons, so I am pretty much self taught, although it’s amazing how much you can pick up from the floor watching someone teach.

I pretty much do everything on the yard now, except for plaiting, which is the new ‘one thing I refuse to do’. I particularly enjoy doing all of the fitness work with the horses and have even recently been ‘promoted’ to warming up Nic’s horses before she rides.

On competition days, my role in Team Greenhill is to load and drive the lorry, prepare the horse whilst Nic is getting ready, provide guidance and training during the warm up and calling the markers during the test. Together with Hebe we are a well polished team.

Sparky Greenhill - Guide Dog

Sparky Greenhill - Guide Dog

Mum's Eyes!

I’m Sparky – a female Golden Labrador.

The Horses

Betty Boo

Betty Boo

Stable Name Betty
Breed German Warmblood
Sire Benetton Dream
Dam Sire Londonderry
Height 17.0hh
Born 2009
Colour Black
Sex Mare
Owned by Mr and Mrs Greenhill
King Edward I

King Edward I

Stable Name Ed
Breed German Warmblood
Sire Calido
Dam Sire Embassy I
Height 17.2hh
Born 2008
Colour Black
Sex Gelding
Owned by Mr and Mrs Greenhill

The Equine Support Team

A special thank you to my vets (M.N.Mollon and Partners), farrier (Adrian Devereux) and physio (Lindsay Rhodes) for helping keep the horses fit and well.