Our team

Danny Budd

Operations Manager

Danny lives in Much Wenlock and has been involves with the Cavalier Centre project for over 6 years. He played a key role in the fundraising, business planning and PR for the project as a Trustee. He has now taken on the Yard Manager position in the interim.

Danny has had a passion for horses all his life. He has enjoyed many disciplines including Show Jumping, Dressage, Polo and Horseball. In his final year of University, he was President for the Horse Riding Society and competed in the University Riding League. More recently he has worked at a riding summer camp in Harrogate and at a horseback safari centre in Mozambique.


Annabel Montgomery

Yard Manager

Annabel moved to Newport, Shropshire from Hertfordshire at the end of 2012. She has competed in Showing, Showjumping, Side-saddle, Dressage and Trec. A British Horse Society Accredited Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship (BHS II,SM) Annabel has worked in Further Education for the past 20 years both on the yard and latterly as an Equine Lecturer. She continues to keep up to date with the Equine industry by assisting with a close friends Showing Team, assisting and plaiting at the major summer shows. She has now joined the Centre as the Yard Manager and Coach.

Annabel first trained on a Riding Pony breeding and showing yard and has a real passion for showing and the care and presentation of horses and ponies. She has been lucky enough to produce and show Horse of the Year Show Champions along with numerous County level champions. She has previously volunteered with Oaklands RDA in Hertfordshire and the St Albans Special Olympics Equestrian team, assisting with the training and preparation of competitors and horses for and at regional and national competitions.


Rebecca Lonsdale

Volunteer and Family Liaison Manager

Rebecca moved to Telford in 2010 and now lives in Codsall, Staffordshire with her husband Tom. Rebecca has been a keen horse rider since the age of ten, enjoying dressage, jumping and hacking.

After completing her degree Rebecca worked for five years in public relations for a range of not-for-profit clients. She completed her teacher training in 2010 and has spent nearly a decade teaching primary aged children in Shropshire and the West Midlands.


Jessica Hughes

Yard Assistant

Jessica, born in the heart of the Peak District, has always had an affinity with animals especially horses. She has owned horses for 15 years and has competed in a multitude of areas, including, pony club, riding club, the British young riders dressage squad, British eventing and county level working hunter classes.


She started working in the summer at an equine trekking centre while studying a level 3 extended diploma in horse management at Reasheath College. From there she went on to experience many different disciplines within the equine industry.


For the last 4 years she was head girl for an international Olympic event rider which included the opportunity to travel and work at the 2016 Rio Olympics.