Meet our Operational Management Team

Sarah Hall, Welsh Operation and Contract Manager

Sarah Hall Welsh Operation and Contract Manager

Whilst working within the education Industry for the last 13 years I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience from different roles. I have had the opportunity to lead a number of teams to success, within a variety of sectors and I am passionate about the work based sector.

The equine industry has always been my specialism and during the last 17 years I have gained my BHSII and an Equine Performance and Management Degree. Alongside my  professional career, I have successfully competed a number of horses from ‘Young Horse’ classes up through the various levels in dressage to medium .

Jo Hyams,  NHS Partnership Lead

Jo Hyams NHS Partnership Lead

Having started her career within gym and leisure industry at management level, Jo has subsequently for the last 13 years became involved in work based learning in a variety of sector settings including the motor industry, NHS and The British Army; Royal Engineers, REME, Infantry and RLC.

Jo is passionate about “learning whilst working” and now have a broad breadth of experience as a Coordinator, Assessor and IQA in the business sector with generic qualifications up to and including Level 5. Away from work, Jo manages and coaches a girls football team and she is aiming to return to high level masters swimming in the next few years.

Sarah Waylett, Quality Lead (Landbased)

Sarah Waylett, Quality Lead (Landbased)

Since leaving school, Sarah has worked in a variety of roles within the equine and educational sector for thirty-five years. Having started her career achieving her BHSII exams whilst working at an event yard, she moved on and ran her own successful livery yard breaking in, buying and selling horses and eventing to intermediate level and advanced medium dressage. Sarah then moved on to managing the yard at an equestrian college, which included the running of competitions.  Having been with Haddon Training for the last seven years where she has progressed from the role of an assessor to Quality Lead for equine and animal care, Sarah resolutely believe there is no better place for staff than to authentically develop their skills than in the work place.

Charlotte Gaskell, Curriculum Specialist

Charlotte Gaskell, Curriculum Specialist

Charlotte has been involved with education and training since 2013 in a range of subjects and settings. Her career started with teaching physical education in primary schools and in the army reserves. Charlotte moved on to delivering interventions to various year groups in primary schools and in 2015 she entered adult education teaching.

Charlotte joined Haddon in 2018 as a Curriculum Specialist, using her experience of teaching and knowledge to support and upskill our Trainer-Coaches in maths, English and additional learning needs. She is responsible for the design of additional learning support and ensuring all learners receive an effective and enriching learning journey, as well as working to monitor and improve function skills pass rates.

Dulcie Sanders, Team Leader

My equine background is varied and extensive and have evented internationally up to CIC** whilst running a professional breaking, schooling and sales yard. After this I taught at an equine college and worked with disadvantaged young people whilst still competing regularly on the British Eventing circuit. I joined Haddon Training as an assessor in 2016 and then moved to a Team Leader position and support a group of Trainer/Coaches in the field, to ensure our learners and employers receive the best service and experience possible from Haddon Training.  I have a strong belief in work-based learning, and due to my competitive nature, I always strive for continuous improvement.”

Lucie Johnson, Team Leader

I started my equine career based in an endurance yard where I then studied towards a Foundation Degree in Equine Science. I progressed into running a busy riding school and started gaining teaching experience with a variety of riders which enabled me to pass my BHS teaching qualification. I became involved in coaching young riders in a very busy public boarding school whilst managing the yard and team of staff alongside the Director of Riding.

My passion has always been developing young people which has led me into working with work- based learners. Alongside my career, I own three horses which range from a retrained racehorse to a 2 Star event horse. I am currently aiming my young horse for British Eventing 1 Star.

I joined Haddon in 2016 as an Equine Trainer Coach, bringing a wealth of practical knowledge and experience. I am now responsible for leading a team of Trainer-Coaches across the country to deliver Apprenticeship programmes. I strive to meet deadlines whilst ensuring that the quality of what we deliver exceeds the expectations of our learners and employers. I am proactive, commercially aware and aspire to improve the performance of my team, with business targets in mind. My team brings a wealth of experience covering all aspects of the equine sector.