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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.

 

Jabeena says: "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 2023 season, some of whom have qualified for this year's HOYS.

Kate says: "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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Juliette Bostock

Groom/rider

Juliette joined us in 2023. An experienced rider, she has already been out competing with Team Jabeena at Chard Equestrian. Juliette is a huge asset to the yard and we really enjoy working with her. Look out for Juliette competing - she is definitely a rising star!

 

Cassidy Taylor

Apprentice

We are so pleased to have Cassidy with us as our apprentice. She shows great promise as a rider and is a lovely person to have around the yard, along with her two horses. She is currently working on her five year old, Glenives Air of Elegance, whom she backed herself and is an exciting prospect.

 

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.

 

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