Chef d’equipe – Jo Chisholm
Jo lives on Dartmoor and is a very active contributor to Endurance. Amongst the many positions she has held, she was joint Chef d’Equipe for the GBR Senior Team in Dubai in 2005. Jo has been a prolific competitor for over 30 years and has completed a staggering 11,492 kms at all distances, including FEI classes. Many of you will remember her horse, Grey Medlar, who received many accolades during his 15 year career, including Overall Champion in 2000. Jo and Grey Medlar were also part of the Intermediate Team that competed in Belgium in 2002.
Vet - Tom Eaton-Evans MRCVS
Tom has worked at Newmarket Equine Hospital for his whole career. Based in the headquarters of flat racing, he has developed an interest in equine sports medicine and the transport of performance horses around the world. He is an FEI 4* Treatment Vet, attending FEI rides all over the UK, with considerable experience in the management of Endurance horses during competition. He has worked with both the Senior and Young Rider Squads. He also participates as a rider at local endurance events on his ex-racehorse.
Farrier - Glyn Trundle AWCF, ATF
Glyn is a Master Farrier and approved Training Farrier. He has been working with EGB’s Young Rider Team since 2012, attending European and World Championships, being part of the support team for the Young Riders that obtained a Bronze Medal at Mont le Soie in Belgium in 2012. Glyn specialises in the shoeing of competition horses. Glyn is especially motivated by the challenge of keeping these individuals sound during the physical demands placed on them throughout training and competition, whilst also maximising their performance by maintaining correct foot balance and support. Glyn in a keen horseman both inside and outside of work, and can regularly be seen out Hunting or Eventing.
Physio - Lee Clark MCSP, SRP, BSc (Hons)
Lee is qualified in both Human and Animal Physiotherapy. He worked in the NHS for 2 years whilst training to treat animals. Since qualifying as an Animal Physiotherapist in 1999 Lee has specialised in treating horses whilst devoting equal time to continue treating people. He runs 'Human' clinics in order to treat equine riders since any pain, restriction of movement, weakness or asymmetry can affect the horse. This can cause performance problems and even lameness in severe longstanding conditions. Lee has an arsenal of additional skills including Kinesiotaping, Acupuncture, Laser Therapy and Osteopathic Manipulation. He has been involved with the Endurance Squads since 2010, travelling to many International events in a support role to the Teams.