Meet the 2017 Committee

Meet your new committee for 2017

  • Amanda Williams
  • Sarah Tucker
  • Carol Quantrill
  • Kimberly Payne
  • Jayne Smith
  • Sarah Herniman
  • Lilly Keepin
  • Ros Burridge
  • Laura Richardson

Committee Roles & Profiles

Chairman/Members ODE/Facebook – Manda

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I am Amanda  Williams and I have been a member of BKRC for many years, this year I will the clubs Chairperson and Treasurer.

I am a self employed accountant and live in Burnham, with my hubby Rich, two mad cats and a seriously disturbed rabbit.

I have owned a horse since leaving home at 19 and have some characters and disasters along the way, but it’s been an experience worth persevering with.

My horse, Minstrel, has been with me since Christmas and is completely green with schooling but he’s solid out hacking.  We’ve got lot of hard work to go but he’s a lovely chap and has settled in well. He’s certainly got a pop in him and likes to jump the electric fence when he wants to come in. We’ll have a go at a bit of everything but I want to get back to the dressage eventually.

Secretary/Minutes/Combined Training/Facebook – Sarah T

Treasurer – Manda


Sarah Herniman – Rossettes


My name is Sarah Herniman I am a new committee member of Brent Knoll Riding Club. I have been fortunate to have had horses and ponies in my life for about forty years. When I was young I use to take part in local gymkhanas and enjoyed hacking out with my friends. When my Daughter came along Rachel showed the passion and love for horses as me. We are both fortunate to have our own horses living at home with us. We enjoy hacking out and fun rides, in 2012 I found Sebastian he is a 17 hand chestnut Irish sports horse who has a laid back attitude to life. We joined 2 years ago and have had great fun so far. I look forward to meeting you all in the year ahead  Hope you share the same attitude as me and the rest of the committee come along and enjoy it give it a go.




Kimberley Payne – Health & Safety/Lessons/Memberships – Kim

Hi my name is Kimberley and I’ve been riding for the past 25years. I’ve been lucky enough to own and ride some amazing ponies and horses through my life and currently have a retired race horse, 2 youngsters, a mini Shetland, a stubborn donkey and a ridden/ competition horse. I have a nice full yard and love every minute of it.







Show secretary – Carol Quantrill

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My name is Carol Quantrill and I am a returning member to BKRC and indeed the committee!!  I have been around horses all my life, I think the bug struck when leaving hospital at 11 days old, I was plonked on a pony for a photo!!  

I have been exceptionally lucky to have some amazing 4 legged friends over the years, I have represented Mendip Farmers Pony Club at the National Championships in dressage and competed at HOYS in the cob section of Search for a Star.

I have 2 horses  – Murphy an 11 year old new forest cross.  He has been a saint in helping gain confidence in the saddle following my back surgery last year – I am now back competing, and Charlie my beloved exmoor  (or as he is known – my smiley pony).  Charlie will be out on the county circuit this season being shown in hand, so fingers crossed for some rossettes!

I have rejoined the riding club to give something back and to enjoy my horses with like minded people.

Bring on the fun!!!!!!!

Dressage – Jayne Smith

IMG_0422 (2) I am Jayne Smith and I am a returning member to the club. I have had horses all my life. I spent my ‘pony years’ as a member of Weston Harriers Pony club, gaining invaluable knowledge from dedicated instructors and was proud to represent the club at National championships both in Eventing and Show jumping.

In my late teens/early 20’s I competed to 3DE (intermediate), grade A SJ and more recently I competed with my home bred Poppy in RC ODEs and BD to medium level.

I now compete with Ruby, mainly BD Novice, soon to be moving up to Elementary. I also intend to make a return to low level eventing (fitness and confidence allowing!)

Poppy has just returned to ridden work with the view of doing some veteran classes. She loves being out and about and it seems a shame to leave her at home in a field.

I gained my BHSAI when I was 18 and I continue to get a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction from instructing. I aim to use my skills and experience within the club to the benefit of the members, and  to learn from and enjoy the company of those around me who share my equestrian passion.

I would like to see all members involving themselves and participating in club activities, and most of all, having fun!

Sarah Tucker – Secretary

My name is Sarah Tucker.  I have been on the committee for a couple of years now and am club Secretary.  Most of my life I’ve competed horses. I have a varied background competing at horse of the year show as a junior in showjumping and Prince Philip Cup and having the time of my life for many years in the Pantomine at Olympia and was in the mini major relay 1989 with Michael Whitaker. I was an apprentice flat jockey with Henry Cecil at Nsarahtuckerewmarket in my younger days before my tendon and ligaments snapped in my wrists. I then had to go back to the drawing board from my good grades at school.  This is my 7th year living in Somerset as I’m originally from Hertfordshire. 

I have one horse called Olanta who is 19 years old and is a 16.1hh Dutch Warmblood. In her younger days we competed in showjumping, ODE and Hunter Trials – jumping her was the closest you get to flying 🙂 We have also competed in TREC and now being a senior she has become a showing veteran superstar and won many titles in 2014. This horse is my best friend and a cat with 9 lives. We are back on the showing circuit hungry again to do well in 2015.  I love helping people and seeing riders progress in the riding club and best off all having a good time with their horses. I am alway happy to help with riding people’s tricky horses too.  Please come and say hello I love meeting people



Jumping and Area 12 – Ros Burridge  Hello, my name is Ros and I joined the committee mid 2016. Having been a member for a few years, I wanted to put something back into a Club that had given me so much fun. I have been lucky enough to have had horses all my life, and competed at various levels and in various disciplines. I gained my BHSAI in 1991 and spent many years teaching for the Pony Club in my spare time, and still help train the Weston Harriers PC mounted games teams.

I currently have three horses, my homebred horse, Zest, who is the grandson of my Pony Club pony … so very much part of my family; Scrumpy, a lovely coloured Quantock pony, who is a real character; and Freddie, a youngster, who I hope to start work with this spring.


Lilly Keepin – Teams

My name is Lilly and I joined the commitee in 2016 when I became a new member of the club. I have a small cheeky pony called Ash who is 9 years old. With Ash having a troubled past I wanted to join the club to get out and do lessons, competitions and general fun things with other horses and people, that on a day to day basis we do not see.

Even though we still have afew hurdles to get over, the club have made us feel most welcome. It has helped us gain many new skills and has improved the confidance in both of us. We love taking part in all the club has to offer (work permitting) and look forward to adding to our rosette collection (Ash and I permitting) throughout the coming years.




Laura Richardson

Hi there my name is Laura Richardson, I’ve been a member of BKRC for either years on and off.  In the early years enjoyed competing in the Area 12 Show Jumpug with my mare, Storm.  But as work commitments became more time consuming, I just had less time with my own horses.  I bred a foal (Sunny Spells) out of my mare.  Sunny is my urrent horse.  He is 8 years old now but still very green as he’s had on goin stifle locking problems.  In 2015 we operated and cut the medial patella ligament and we’ve not looked back, he’s fitter than ever and I can’t wait to start getting out and about with him.

I’ve had many experiences with horses, from becoming a riding instructor, breaking and training, showing and laying the scent for the drag hunt.  But my main passion is racing.  I started working for Caroline Keevil P2P/National Hunt and caught the racing bug!  I became her head girl and she has taught me some invaluable knowledge.

I now have two small children, Rosie, 4 years old and William, 2 years old.  I have got them a Shetland called Bertie, whom they both love and I’m hoping to get out and have some fun with them this summer.

More recently I’ve trained and become qualified in Human and Equine sports massagfe therapy.  Now with small children, my racing work has had to take a back seat.  So re-joining the riding club, I’m really looking forward to getting back out and involved with likeminded people.



Contact details – Manda – 07703 651246 – Sarah Tucker – 07725 040840 – Carol – 07808 740470 – Kim – 07500 016594 Kim – 07500 16594 – Jayne – 07791 652273 -Ros -07876 211121 – Lily

Sarah Herniman: 07812 708534