Deben Riding Club

  Area 14 and Affilated to the BHS

Heather Stennett - President

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Jess Zampi - Chairman

I have ridden pretty much all my life, although I had a break in my 20’s due to work commitments. But the bug never leaves and I gradually came back into horse ownership, and have competed again over the last 10 years or so.

I moved back to Suffolk in 2004 after living on the south coast for around 10 years. I bought my current horse Nemesis (aka Moo) in 2005 and shortly after that I joined Deben Riding Club as a way of getting to know people in the area and being involved in the horsey scene.

In 2011 I was asked to join the committee and I became much more involved with the organization of events. At the end of 2012 the Chair made the decision to stand down and I volunteered to stand for election. Having been voted in, I have since been lucky enough to get an amazing committee to support me and the club is going from strength to strength. I am proud of our successes and hope to continue to build on these for years to come.

Abi Jacobs - Vice Chairman & Teams


Zara Pawley - BRC Liason


Ann Price - Bridleways Officer

I started riding at the age of 12 at the White Horse Stables in Old Felixstowe, at the time run by Frank Seeley.
 I stopped riding at about 16 when I went to college and didn't get back into it until I was about 30 when my daughter started having lessons at Newton Hall at the age of 5.
 I bought my first horse, Snippet, in 1989, a 16.1hh thoroughbred, sadly he broke a bone in his back leg.  Then I got Thomas a 15hh Irish Draught X and we had about 15 happy years together, he died at the age of 27 and was a brilliant little horse, steady and reliable, cheeky at times but not a bad bone in his body.  Then in 2005 I bought Blossom, our thing is dressage, she loves to jump though and when possible Abi or Carrie will take her out for a blast around some jumps.  I keep Blossom at Cowpasture Farm in Felixstowe.
I am treasurer on the Orwell Riding Tracks committee as well as being on the Deben Riding Club committee.  My horsey interests are many and varied, I love to groom for Abi at competitions, (truthfully I don't have to do much, just be reassuring!).  Eventing is my real love, I go to Burghley every year, and have done for the past 25 years! 

Sally Goodall - Welfare Officer, Health & Safety and Trophies

I have been a member of DRC since I was 14 in 1978 being one of the first ever junior members!  Competing as a junior then a senior in dressage, CT ODE SJ and Quiz.  I was also part of the winning Riding Test Team in 2004 at Lincoln.  I have taught many members of the Deben Riding Club as children and my claim to fame is that I taught Helen Stewart when she was a very little girl and look at her now…… just brilliant!

Katie Foreman - Rosettes

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Tylisha Preston - Website

I started riding in October 2010, when I purchased my beautiful girl Mondi for a £1. I was never very interested in horses till I met her, I got on and never got off. I like to compete at local level, taking part in dressage and show jumping, soon to take on cross country.  I joined the Deben Riding Club in December 2012 and it was a pleasure to meet such a wonderful group of people, all whom are very supportive and always willing to help.   

Lorraine Eve - Treasurer

Hi, I’m Lorraine, treasurer for the Deben Riding Club.  I have been a member since moving to the Felixstowe area in 1995 and was introduced to the club by a fellow member at the time who showed me around and made sure that I knew all the local riding routes.  Over this time I have done two stints as treasurer for the club after being persuaded to re-take up the job last year.  I’m well known amongst the committee for not giving up the cheque book easily!

I spend most of my time these days being groom/driver to my daughter Carrie, also a riding club member. I have owned my current horse,( the once seen never forgotten) Skip who is now almost 20years old. He is probably the least talented of all the horses I have owned but has given me the greatest pleasure due to his unique character!

Carrie Eve -Marketing

I have been in the Deben Riding Club for 10 years & now in my final year as a junior. I have competed in teams for all disciplines throughout this time, having been to Lincoln Championships 5 times, from ponies up to horses.  2014 has by far been my best year , qualifying for the eventing championships & winning my section. Also qualifying for Lincoln and coming 8th and 2nd.  As of June I became a committee member and am looking forward to starting 2015 as a senior.