Our team

Graham Taylor

Centre Manager

Graham has lived on Benthall Edge in Shropshire since 1985 with his wife Geraldine and their three children.Carriage Driving since 1995, Graham drove his first four-in-hand in 2000 and is a regular Steward at Chatsworth Game Fair, Smiths Lawn Windsor and HOYS in 2017.

Graham’s business career commenced at the TSB in 1970, at Stafford where he qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and rose to become Senior Branch Manager in Worcester.

Moving to Coutts Career Consultants as an Outplacement Counsellor in 1993, before joining Shropshire Chamber as a HR Management Advisor and then working for both Percy Throwers and Nock Deighton (1831) Limited, becoming Managing Director at Nock Deighton in 2012.


Danny Budd

Yard 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.


Rebecca Lonsdale

Volunteer and Family Liaison Officer

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.