Meet the Staff

Emma Smith

Emma started riding as a child competing at show jumping and cross country with her own ponies. In August 2010, Emma came to Acrecliffe as preparation for her BHS stage 1 which she passed. Emma enjoyed being her so much that she soon joined the apprenticeship scheme for a year before becoming a staff member. Since joining Acrecliffe Emma has escalate her qualifications to include NVQ 2 & 3, NVQ A1 assessor, First aider at work, BHS stages 1 & 2, BHS Preliminary Teacher and she is currently hoping to take her BHS Stage 3 during 2012.

Tracy Bastow

Tracy joined the team in 2010 to work in the office. Tracy has a long standing back ground in the horsey field having competed as child and more recently in dressage. She has many qualifications in customer care and more recently achieved her NVQ 2 in Horse Care.

Val Wilman

Val is a very long standing member of the team seen mainly in the office although her real passion is for teaching children which she does on a Saturday.

Josie Elsworth

Josie is a very long standing member of the team seen mainly teaching on a Saturday.

Barbara Bradley

Barbara has a long history originally training and working at Acrecliffe. Barbara is one of our experienced instructors working mainly during the weekends.

Supporting Staff

Besides our introduced team members we have a number of apprentices and supporting staff, who take care of the horses and the yard.


We do from time to time have vacancies for instructors, support staff, apprentices and working pupils. If you would like to worktblStaff for us at Acrecliffe please email your CV or contact Fiona for details of any vacancies.