Caroline and John :
Caroline Catling and John Romer are Partners in and owners of the riding school. 32 years ago, they started the riding school with a friend who shared her knowledge and expertise about the market. Learning as they went Caroline who had horses and ponies of her own, used her first-hand experience with the animals and business skill to make Turpins Lodge a success.
Bea has been part of the team since 2008. Bea has now gone on to veterinary college where we wish her every success.
Bea competing in the open team chasing.Weekend Staff - We have several young adults who work at the weekend helping to ensure that the ponies are turned out to a good standard and that the yard runs smoothly.
John is the backbone to ensuring Turpins Lodge is kept in working order. If something breaks, you know who to call! As well as ensuring standards are kept to a high, John also founded Turpin Brewery in July 2013, an onsite micro-brewery. Specialising in brewing individual craft beers for local pubs as well as special events. John and his team have been rewarded with their efforts, being crowned the winner of the Oxfordshire Beer Festival for three years running. Please visit the link to the Brewery to find out more.
Melanie Wilson -
Melanie teaches for us on a Friday. With a wealth of knowledge both teaching and riding a lesson with Melanie is fun and instructive.
Hayley Godfrey -
Hayley has recently returned to Turpins Lodge to work with Sibella and Caroline running the yard. A new addition to Hayleys life is Rebus her black labrador puppy, who you will probably see at Turpins Lodge, and Jordan her fiancee of course!
Coral is our Saturday instructor and has been teaching for us for around 10 years, with a couple of breaks to produce two beautiful children! Coral is a firm favourite with the clients. With numerous training certificates and lots of riding experience, Coral can promise to tailor a lesson to you so that you get the most out of it.
Sibella first visited Turpins as a customer for her first-ever riding lesson when she was around 8 years old. Sibella has worked as a full-time groom, part-time groom, house sitter and dog sitter and now helps run the yard with Caroline and Hayley. There isn't anything about Turpins Lodge that Sibella doesn't know!