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Meet Our Amazing Team....

Jackie gallagher

Jackie is an enthusiastic and friendly, BHS Accredited Professional coach with a sense of humour.  With 30yrs teaching experience and many references she trains at all levels and in all disciplines. She specialises in building confidence and relationships between Horse and rider.

 Jackie's experience and training enables her to coach those wanting flat lessons and tuition from beginners to British Dressage Advanced Medium, Show jumping up to BS Foxhunter, &  X Country from those starting out and up to BE Intermediate Horse Trials. 



Aleks is the Founder of the Flutterby Fund and loves spending time with her ex-racehorse Shadow (in the picture) and loves taking part in competitions and clinics. Aleks started riding at the age of 9 and by the time she was 12 she was taking part in pony club and junior club competitions. in 1996 she came 5th in the Silesia championships in Poland jumping 140cm. In 1998 she was in a bad accident which stopped her from pursuing her riding career however she then went on to teach riding to others.

She worked in a Polish riding school teaching children how to ride and teaching youngsters how to jump.  Aleks has her sports Coaching class 2 under the Polish equestrian association and is currently doing her stages through the BHS.  She is also qualified in Safeguarding, Makaton, First Aid, Qualified in Advanced Hippotherapy, BHS stage 1, Horse Management, Equine First Aid and Ride Safe

katie hood


Katie lives and breathes horses; owning her own three that she competes regularly, whilst running an equine events company and horse rug wash and fixing business. Katie has her own company called No Stress Dressage. This is aimed at encouraging riders to get out and have a go no matter what level they are riding at.

The Flutterby Fund are working closely with No Stress Dressage providing sponsorship and fund-raising at their competitions.

Katie has a Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care and has worked with horses most of her life giving her a wealth of knowledge.

Helping to teach the children at Flutterby is an exciting and rewarding new opportunity for her, combining all her passions together.  Katie is currently working towards her BHS Levels.


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Hannah has been with The Flutterby Fund for a year and has now taken over as Yard Manager at Manor Equestrian. With a background of working in Riding Schools, Racing Yards and also in Childcare and Education, Hannah brings a great spirit to the yard whilst also adding a creative spark with everything she does. She is an incredibly talented free hand painter and is responsible for all the amazing colourful logos painted all around the yard!

Hannah is looking forward to grabbing the opportunity of running this fabulous yard, whilst incorporating teaching our wonderful kids. She is looking forward to seeing what the future holds for our Fabulous Flutterby family.

rosie mcmillan
fund raising & events


Rosie has worked for The Flutterby Fund since it opened in 2014. She was our sensory therapist however over the years her role has progressed and changed to social and emotional mentor using her masters degree in autism, sensory therapy training, cognitive behavioural therapy and makaton to create session plans bespoke to each individual child.

savannah johnstone
yard STAFF


Savanna works for The Flutterby Fund whilst home schooling. Her and her mum have 7 horses and ponies between them and love hacking out across the forest. Savanna has a soft spot for cobs and is currently enjoying working with Alfie and bringing him back into fitness. Savannna brings a vibrant energy to the yard with her and is a super hard worker!

rosie courtney
yard STAFF

Rosie is currently studying at Sparsholt College doing the L3 Advanced Technical Diploma for equine studies. Rosie owns a 13.2 New Forest Pony called Leggie who is 18 years old and ran on the forest for 5 years. Together they compete in the New Forest Boxing Day P2P, cross country and a wide range of disciplines. She has enjoyed every minute of riding since 12 years old and is really looking forward to the adventures that the future holds with the Flutterby Fund.  


sophie martin
work placement


Sophie volunteers for the Flutterby Fund during holidays and half term and was our very first volunteer. She is taking a year off her college course and she is doing work placement with us.

We are so happy that Brockenhurst college allowed her to do her work placement with us as she will be very valuable member of our team. Sophie has a great passion for horses and has been riding for 4 years . She also loves working with children.


marcus gray


Marcus has been volunteering for The Flutterby Fund for over a year now. He is a jack of all trades and takes everything we throw at him in his stride, from learning to ride to setting up our fancy new sound system! Marcus is enthusiastic and always provides plenty of humour!! In-between working full time at Saint Anne's High School we generally tend to see Marcus at the weekends with a huge great big long list of jobs for him to do - we literally couldn't be without him!!

Amelie petley

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Amelie has been volunteering for The Flutterby Fund since last summer. She has always loved horses and has been at a different stables since 7 years old. She currently goes to Richard Taunton College but is looking at doing an apprenticeship with the Flutterby Team in the future. The main thing she loves about the yard is that everyone is so supportive and kind and thats is ok to feel nervous about riding. Amelie struggles with her nerves when riding and has progressed incredibly in the last few months getting more confident every day with the right support around her. She is also one of our most hard working, reliable volunteers.

Joey whittington-jones


Joey has been riding since she was 3 in South Africa. She is very happy to be a part of The Flutterby Fund Team where everyone is so kind and supportive. She wants to ride all of the riding school horses and is happy to help out in any way that she can. However Shadow is her favourite and she currently p[art loans him from Aleks. She is looking forward to taking him to various pony club, cross country and showjumping competitions.


Our Trustees


Aleksandra Loskot

Chair of Trustees


Rosie McMillan



Marie McMillan















Katie Hood


Get in touch

The Flutterby Fund Charity Equine Therapy Centre,

Manor Equestrian Centre

Old Salisbury Road,



SO40 6AN

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Opening Hours

Wednesdays 2-7pm

Fridays 2-7pm

Saturdays 10am-2pm

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