Meet the Staff at Mannix Stud

Mannix Stud is a family run Equestrian Centre set in the heart of the Kent countryside, we have been providing riding holidays for children for over 25 years.

Our centre concentrates on teaching the young rider from the total beginner to those wishing to specialise and compete.

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Jackie Goddard...

started the riding holidays to combine her love of horses and children, she has always enjoyed teaching young riders and now trains several junior show jumpers. As well as being the "big boss" Jackie teaches lessons and escorts hacks for the riding holidays and is a fully qualified BHS instructor and NVQ assessor.

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Pippa Goddard...

is Jackies middle daughter, now 22 Pippa is a very successful International Show jumper who has represented Great Britain on numerous occasions. When she is not busy competing at home and abroad Pippa teaches and escorts hacks for the riding holidays. Pippa is a great inspiration for young riders and is happy to spend time sharing her knowledge, expertise and give aspiring competitors real life experiences, tips and advice.

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Izzy Goddard...

is Jackies youngest daughter and is 12 years old, Izzy also show jumps and competes at National level, her goals this year are to qualify her ponies for the Royal International and HOYS this year as well as to represent England on the show jumping teams. Izzy joins in all holiday activities and often helps younger guests feel at home and settle in.

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Karen...

is 25 and works full time on the yard and lives in the farmhouse she has been part of the team for the past 18 months. Karen teaches, escorts hacks and gives stable management lessons to the children. Karen is always there to help with the ponies and show you how to do things safely. Karen supervises the children in the evening and organises activities. Karen is easy going and helps the children settle in when they arrive.

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Tecla...

is 22 and has been part of the team for the last year. She came to England from Italy to gain her qualifications working with horses and to improve her English. Tec lives here in the farmhouse and works on the yard, she is always on hand to help you throughout the day and loves getting involved in games planned for evening activities.

As well as our permanent team we also have various holiday helpers, often holiday helpers are university students who came to us for holidays and have kept in touch!



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