Meet Our Team

Based at our yard in Dorset

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Jabeena Maslin MBE

GB Modern Pentathon Coach

 Jabeena is the coach of the Olympic Pentathlon Equestrian Team and helped Team GB win an unprecedented double gold at the Tokyo Games in 2021.

 

"A show jumper is one-on-one with a horse, a pentathlete has got to be able to ride different horses – it’s tough, they’ve got 20 minutes and a few jumps to get acquainted. They need to have good hands and good energy – they can’t come in being dreamy, they have to be sharpened up. It’s like building a house; if the foundations aren’t right, it will fall down."

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Kate Ellison

Senior Rider

One of Kate's career highlights to date is winning the Grade C championships at HOYS 2017 and she has an exciting string of horses for the 2022 season.

"The key to success is routine and organisation, this is so important, that and being backed up by a top support team. I usually ride 10 -12 horses per day, so I just couldn’t get through them all without these things."

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Alex Valentine

Senior Coach

Alex has been with Jabeena Maslin Equestrian for more than 15 years. After many years of experience as a professional in equestrian sport, we’re thrilled to have his expertise as a coach.

Always calm and unflappable, Alex specialises in competition motivation and analysing rider performance. As well as teaching here and around the UK, Alex is available for coaching and assisting at shows with warm up and pre/post event guidance. Also our driver and all round expert on anything mechanical, especially horse lorries.

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Shaynie Holland

Groom/rider

"It's always busy here. My first adventure with the team was the Welsh Masters. Then  watching Kate and Tomboy make an amazing show in the puissance, it was just unreal! I’ve already learnt a lot over such a short period and now I’m looking forward to the fun that lies ahead with this brilliantly skilled team!"

 

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Roger

Dog

Roger comes to every competition with us and can always be seen on the sidelines, mostly pining for Kate or looking for his new best friend (basically anyone who is prepared to scratch his ears and tell him he's a good boy). Roger loves a BBQ but his favourite food Scoop's ice cream for dogs, this is obviously not a hint.