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At Eland Lodge we believe that the key assets of any business are its people. That’s why we’ve carefully assembled friendly, professional and vastly experienced teams to look after each area of our business. With knowledge and specialisms covering a broad swathe of the equestrian profile, our mix of exceptional facilities and helpful staff is second to none!
John & Veronica Coupland
Since taking over the reins at Eland Lodge in 2004, John and Veronica Coupland have brought a wealth of business management experience and expertise to the business. Eland Lodge has benefited from a continued investment and expansion, and over the last 14 years it has grown into the successful business that it is today.
John’s enthusiasm for and commitment to entry level equestrian sport is apparent throughout, and Eland Lodge has built an enviable reputation as a friendly, trustworthy, professional and well organised, competition venue, retailer and livery facility.
Livery Yard Team
Our Yard Team is led by Livery Yard Manager Chevhon James. In addition to holding an FdSc Degree in Equine Studies and BHS Stage 3 Groom Qualifications, Chevhon brings a wealth of experience in equine management and has worked with everything from youngstock, trekking and riding school/exam horses through to racehorses, eventers and Grand Prix dressage horses.
Our dedicated team of livery yard grooms have backgrounds in a variety of equestrian disciplines. All of our staff are knowledgeable about horse care and dedicated to the health and happiness of the horses they look after.
Led by Retail Manager Jade Faulkner, our fantastic retail team have a wealth of knowledge in all areas of the equestrian industry, having ridden and competed at a variety of disciplines and levels between them. This knowledge and experience, coupled with training and safety wear certification ensures our team are well placed to assist and advise you with all of your equestrian shopping needs.
The Events Team is led by Events Secretary Donna Aldridge. Donna has competed in a number of disciplines from showing, working hunter & pleasure rides through to dressage, showjumping and eventing. This equestrian and competition experience, coupled with a wealth of commercial experience, ensures that Eland events are well organised and run smoothly. Donna is also responsible for looking after our event staff and volunteers, without whom we would not be able to run such hugely successful events.
Headed by Marketing Manager Fiona Southcott, the online team are committed to providing a great shopping experience – whether you’re looking for clothing, equestrian equipment or booking an event. The online team use their industry knowledge to bring you the latest information about events, sponsors, clothing, products and trends to hit the market.
Led by Mark Slater, the grounds team work all year round to make sure that all of our facilities are kept in tip top condition, from the livery yard, through to the arena and cross country course.
Overseen by Cross Country Course Designer Stuart Buntine, the team are constantly making improvements and additions to the BE standard course.