Telephone: 0161 624 2849

Our Team

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Management / Instructors

Pat Shepherd - Proprietor

Carole Lyon - Manager

Chris Murphy - Riding School Yard Manager/ instructor 




Sarah Dean - Full Livery Yard Manager / Instructor

BHS Stage 2, Ride and road safety Worked on top competition yards, horse and pony producer, competed at county and international level


Hayley Postill - Instructor

PTT, NVQ 2, Ride and road safety, First Diploma Horse Care

Victoria Tibbot - Freelance Instructor


Alice Keane - Instructor/Groom

PTT, Stage 2, Ride and road safety, Level 3 Diploma Horse management 

Beth Lockett - Groom/Hack Escort

BHS Stage 2, Ride and road safety, Level 3 Diploma Horse management


Danielle Haughton - Lecturer 

BHSAI, BHS Accredited professional coach, BHS Stage 4 riding 

Lisa Sharp - Student Course Manager / Lecturer

BSc(HONS) Equine science and Management, PGCE, City and Guilds Assessor and internal verifier, BHSPT, BHS Accredited Professional Coach



Crofters Cafe

Michelle Burgess - Cafe Manager

Furry Helpers

Rocky - Yard Dog

Pixie - Assistant Yard Dog

Smokey - Croft End Mouse Inspector

Pepper - Bird's Eye CCTV

Croft End was set up in 1998 by Steve Kenworthy, Pat Shepherd and her sister Carole Lyon.

Initially with only two horses - the riding lessons began. Word quickly spread of 'the two sisters' and it became clear that more horses were needed. Today Croft End is home to more than sixty horses!

  • - Stabling for over 60 horses
  • - Outdoor arena (35m x 65m)
  • - Indoor arena (20m x 40m)
  • - Viewing Gallery
  • - Mechanical horse simulator
  • - Classroom training facilities
  • - Training materials
  • - Shower bay with heated water for bathing horses
  • - Crofters cafe - serving hot and cold food as well as snacks and drinks

Croft End Equestrian Centre,
Knott Lanes,

Telephone: 0161 624 2849