The 2020 Committee



Chair – Dave Gwilliam

I rejoined the Committee last year after a 5 year absence, having previously served for 18 years filling various posts.  My main interest is the show jumping element and I am very keen to re-establish the hugely popular jumping classes that Wrekin North Riding Club was so well known for. 
You may even see me competing!


Vice Chair – Sally Howse

I’m relatively new to Wrekin North and would be happy to help any other new members in understanding the club. I picked riding back up in my mid twenties after ten years off away studying. I have just bought a new pony called Promise and I’m always looking for new challenges to improve my riding and confidence, so I will be looking to encourage more activities for riders like me within the club.

Club Secretary – Julie Whittingham

Hi guys, I’m Julie Whittingham and I am very happy to be the Club Secretary again this year. I have ridden at Wrekin North since I was 8, on my pony Misty Morning and then Fire Fly. I own Miss Moo and Embla Thornton and my daughter Ella also rides Embla Isabella so we also enjoy the shows and always on the go!.  I have a passion for everyone enjoying themselves and learning so you will see the Clinics and Events and Dressage popping up all the time. Looking forward to 2020 season with you all!

Show jumping Coordinator – Sarah Childs


I’ve owned and ridden horses for the past 35 years and have been part of local riding clubs, judging and organising events for the past 25 years. I have competed in various equestrian disciplines including dressage, eventing and endurance but show jumping has been my main passion.  I really enjoy judging and seeing people progress




Commercial Secretary-Amy Glover 

Amy Glover

My young daughter joined Wrekin North at the beginning of 2019 and she has so enjoyed competing at the show and having a great time with friends that I wanted to be able to join the team to help out, particularly utilising my legal skills in the background.


I have ridden and competed since I was young but enjoy a quieter life hacking my cob mare and looking after my two retired old ladies and my husband’s Shire. I have passed the main riding baton over to my daughter who loves taking part in Pony Club and competing, mostly in jumping on her Bay Unicorn Pony “Jumping Jack Flash”!


I am looking forward to Wrekin North’s first Winter Jumping series at Hilton Park Arena and to next years summer season.




Treasurer -Diane Rohan 

I’ve ridden most of my life having been  a member at Wrekin North RC way back in the 1980’s. I have run my own successful business for over 30 years. I have my own horse & still ride for pleasure and this year have enjoyed many of the confidence building Wrekin clinics which are such fun for us Mums.  However nowadays my main focus is increasingly my 11 year old daughter and her riding.

We are active pony club members and my aim is to help and encourage our young riders of the future.


Showing Coordinator and Membership Secretary – Claire Goodwin

  I was a member of WNRC as a child and have fond memories of show days. I now have a young daughter and a small herd of equines I want to compete locally with.

I want WNRC to be a club where more families will make great memories and lots of friends.



Committee Member – Claire Coulson

Hi there! My name is Claire and I joined the Wrekin North Riding Club Committee recently after moving to the area the area approximately 18 months ago. I am and always have been passionate about horses. I started riding when I was about 10 years old (I’m 40 now!) and yes, I’ve definitely had my fair share of “Thrills & Spills”.  I have a 19 year old TB mare (who thinks she is still 5 years old) who I do a bit of everything with but our (ok, her!) passion is show-jumping. We are looking forward to getting out and about this season and taking part in the clinics and competitions run by Wrekin North Riding Club with the aim of coming home with some frillies


Committee Member – Alun Williams

Hi, I’m Alun. Having only been in the horse world for about 6 months, I’m doing my best and starting to get to grips with how apparently exciting talking about horse rugs and weather can be…….

I’m picking this all up about 40 years late, but am learning to *ride / *not fall off (*delete as appropriate) and am thoroughly enjoying de-bunking my pre-conceived ideas about the “horsey” community…..turns out you are rather nice!
I can sometimes be found organising the car park or warm up ring at Wrekin North RC shows but with a bit of effort (from me) I’ll be re-writing this blurb for next year telling you all about my competition wins



Committee Member-Amanda Hotchkiss

Hi I’m Amanda.  Wife and mother of one, my main job is laboratory chemist and part time first responder.

I have been involved with horses since the age of 10 and enjoy all aspects from endurance to one day events.   Many of you will know me as the First Aid lady in the hi-viz jacket who has been at most of the recent Wrekin North Shows ready to care for any mishaps. 

I am really looking forward to helping to take the Shows and Events from strength to strength in the upcoming year.

Committee Member-Jason Childs

As the husband of a horsey wife, I got involved many years ago with my wife’s equestrian hobby.  I have been involved with various Clubs over the years doing maintenance, stewarding and fence repairs.  I’m looking forward to seeing Wrekin North go from strength to strength in 2020.



Committee Member-Kim Shore

Hi I’m Kim, wife (soon to be divorced when he finds out I’ll be getting him Involved too) and mother.  I recently joined Wrekin north after my daughter completed her first season of showing and jumping, which she has thoroughly enjoyed.
My knowledge of horses expands daily and only started 3 years ago when we got my daughter her first pony, and we now live vicariously through her!  We’ve thoroughly enjoyed every step of it and my confidence in all disciplines continues to grow. I’m a looking forward to joining this fantastic riding club committee and endeavour to help in any way I can.

Social Secretary-Kelly Anson



Committee Member – Tina Whitehead