ABOUT US

I'm Jenny Staddon, clinical director at Ridings Equine Vets. I'm really excited to be part of the team at Ridings Equine Vets. We are dedicated to being a veterinary practice that really cares about you and your horse and want to go the extra mile to get to know you and what you need from us. We realise everyone is different and try to tailor our service to your unique needs. When I was 13 my first horse George went lame. We called our local vet who after a brief examination told me George could have navicular before getting in his car and drove off! I had no idea what George having navicular could mean for his future – my parents were not horsey and Google didn't exist (yes, I am that old!). I remember the sleepless nights of worry and uncertainty over my best friend and absolute love of my life. George was fine in the end and went on to have a very long ridden career without another day of lameness but it made me realise that often the fear of what might happen to our horses can be far worse than the reality. We love our horses, they are part of our family and when something is wrong we worry for them more than we worry about ourselves! The only person that could have really helped me when George was lame was our vet and I decided that day that I wanted to become a horse vet to help other people that might be in a similar situation and do a better job of supporting them than my vet had for me. So that's why I'm here today having dedicated my life to working with horses. In 2013 I returned to my Yorkshire roots to do what I set out to do at age 13; provide a veterinary service dedicated to horses and their owners that really cares. I feel very lucky to have an amazing team around me that all share the same vision for the practice. We want our clients to feel their horse is in the best possible hands and know that we are here to help you with any problem you have and find a solution. We would love nothing more than to look after your horse and show you how different we really are- we genuinely do care. Jenny xxx Jenny Staddon BVSc certAVP(EP) MRCVS
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OUR TEAM

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Jenny Staddon BVSc certAVP(EP) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I'm Jenny Staddon, clinical director at Ridings Equine Vets. I'm really excited to be part of the team at Ridings Equine Vets, we are dedicated to being a veterinary practice that really cares about you and your horse and want to go the extra mile to get to know you and what you need from us. We realise everyone is different and try to tailor our service to your unique needs.

Adam Pawson BVMS MRCVS

Adam Pawson BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Adam hails from Scotland - living in Ayrshire (though originally from Cheshire) he graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2006, and worked briefly for the Equine Vet Clinic in Renfrewshire. Before moving to Ridings Equine Vets he worked for an equine vet practice in Lancashire from 2007. He worked for several years in Lancashire focusing on lameness in horses, diagnostic imaging and dentistry, but loves the full range of work a general practice brings. Over the years he’s been on many courses (CPD) covering most aspects of equine work to keep his knowledge up-to-date. Adam started working at Ridings Equine in late 2016 and is looking forward to meeting more of the horses and their owners and travelling the rural parts of the county. Adam comes from a background of horses. Having lived on his parents’ livery-yard-come-riding-school he started riding a variety of horses at a young age - including a few naughty grey ponies! During that time he rode and competed in many areas; most things Pony Club (Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, Tetrathlon, Mounted Games etc) including Dressage and SJ at National Championships, and winning at HOYS at Wembley! He later competed affiliated at BSJA and British Dressage but came to focus on Eventing, competing up to Intermediate level with his faithful horse Bert. Bert sadly passed away a few years ago - and though Adam intends to start riding again it hasn't happened yet... When not working he enjoys walking and hill climbing to explore the country and, more recently, the Italian Alps. He loves good food - eating and occasionally making it and he’s also trying to continue to improve his skiing - heading to Scotland or the Alps most years.

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Jessica Putnam BVMedSci(Hons) BVM BVS (Hons) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Jess joined the team in August 2016. After graduating from the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in 2012 she then spent two years in general equine practice in Lancashire, treating a wide range of pleasure and competition horses. During that time, she further developed her interest and skills in lameness, wound management and preventative healthcare. In 2014, Jess moved to Rainbow Equine Hospital, a fully equipped RCVS Tier 3 Equine Referral Hospital in North Yorkshire to join the team as an intern (in-house hospital vet). She was responsible for emergency admissions, in-patient care, intensive care and anaesthesia, and was also involved with lameness investigations, medicine and poor performance work-ups, advanced imaging (CT/MRI) and dentistry. Following a year working in the hospital, Jess returned to her previous practice in Lancashire to expand the clinical services offered to their clients. Jess is currently studying for a RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice to further her knowledge of new treatments and stay up to date with recent clinical research enabling her to maintain the high level of services we aim to offer our patients here at Ridings Equine Vets. Having grown up in North Yorkshire, the opportunity to join Ridings Equine Vets in August 2016 was too good to miss, and Jess is enjoying living and working back in the area. Over the years she has competed in dressage, show jumping, eventing, showing, pony club and university riding teams. Outside work, her interests include walking, skiing, Italian cuisine and baking cakes!

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Katie Brickman BVetMed (hons) certAVP MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Katie joined Ridings during the 2020 corona virus pandemic! She has brought with her a wealth of experience and enthusiasm with a smile that never seems to fade! Katie's interest lies in equine lameness and we are thrilled to have her help us develop this area of the practice. Katie is horse mad and has her own horses Flash, Mary and Millie. Katie's love is British Eventing and she is qualified for Badminton 2021 with her superstar horse Flash! Katie is accompanied on her calls with Sam her lovely dog.

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Alex Kingdon BVM BVS CertAVP MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Alex joined us in May 2019. Hailing from Newmarket and having worked in Oxfordshire for the past two years Alex joins us keen to find the perfect cup of tea in Yorkshire. Alex comes with a cockapoo named Mabel who joins Alex out and about on the road. Alex has previously evented up to 1* level and has an interest in Equine Medicine particularly abdominal/cardiac ultrasound and endoscopy.

Holly Donaldson

Holly Donaldson BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Holly joined the ridings team in August 2023. Originally from Hull, Holly has worked for the past few years near Manchester. She and Nellie, her lovely little dog are looking forward to getting to know the area and meet our lovely clients.

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George Burns BVMSci MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

George joined the Practice in September 2023. Originally from the East Yorkshire coast, George has joined us from the south of England. Away from work, George can often be found riding his trusty steed, Ronald.

Annabel Booth

Annabel Booth

Receptionist

Annabel joined the Practice in August 2016 as our Receptionist. Most of you will have at least spoken to her, if not met her when calling into the office, or attending one of our Client Evenings. Whilst Annabel no longer has her own horse, she is still involved with horses through her daughters, and spends most evenings and weekend chasing round after them. She also has a dog, Molly, which she rescued from the side of the road 4 years ago, and who loves to go for long walks, when she’s not sleeping on the sofa!

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Mandy Gundill

Receptionist

Mandy started at Ridings at the beginning of November 2020 doing what she describes as her dream job. She works in reception, so she is frontline when dealing with clients and their horses. Having grown up around horses, helping out at a local riding school and riding out for a small yard in Monk Fryston, her love of them never really went away so she feels she is back where she belongs, in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. She enjoys walking her sister’s golden cocker spaniel, Donnie Barko and looking after her own cat, Milton (the toothless wonder!).

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Karen Mansfield

Office Manager

Karen joined Ridings in February 2021, a self termed 'Stable Mum' - aka groom, cash cow and general dog's body to a pony mad 11yr old. Karen soon discovered horses are in fact, good for the soul and as much her happy place as her daughters, which prompted a complete change of industry. After an extensive career in Head Office Fashion and Sportswear Development, Karen is looking forward to using her skills to contribute towards exceptional horse care.

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Cath Booth-Thomas

Reception and Office Administrator

Cath joined the team in Autumn 2023

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Lyndsey Falkingham

Office Administrator

Lyndsey joined the team in April 2024

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Jess Drugan

Veterinary Groom

Jess joined us in May 2021 having grown up around horses she had always wanted to work with them. She has spent many weekends away with friends helping them compete at pony club games. She now spends all her free time helping out on her boyfriend's farm where she is now the proud owner of Polly the Goat, Juliet the Blue Faced Leicester(that's a sheep to the rest of us) and Molly her pet Lamb. More recently Jess welcomed a new addition to her family, Max the Jack Russell!

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Victoria Wilson

Veterinary groom

Vic joined the team in September 2021, she lives and breathes horses and has ridden most of her life coming through Pony Club to eventing at a high level with her much loved horse Gatsby, who has been the family pet since 2014.

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Megan Harland

Veterinary groom

Meg joined us in September 2021. She has previously spent time working at Hope Pastures, Fox Saddlers and with polo ponies. Megan also has a best horse friend of her own named Piper who she spends most of her free time with!

Rosie Kelsall

Rosie Kelsall

Veterinary Groom

Rosie has had a passion for horses her whole life and has always wanted to work in an equine vets. She is most at home outdoors with both her horse, Maisie and her dog, Tia. After finishing her Equine Sports Coaching degree, she has previously worked on livery and competition yards and became part of the Ridings family in May 2023.

OUR SERVICES

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Health Plans

All of the team at Ridings Equine Vets have owned horses so we know how special they are. We also know they can be expensive and it can sometimes be difficult to budget wisely for your horses’ healthcare.

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EQUINE DENTISTRY

At Ridings Equine Vets we are passionate about equine dentistry and are committed to making sure your horses’ mouth is in the best condition possible.

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GASTROSCOPY

We are equipped with a 3m portable video gastroscope which allows us to perform gastroscopy at your yard. Like the endoscope, you will be able to see everything on the monitor.