Qualified BHSAI, BE Commentator & Established Event Rider (and hero to all), Jake is head of operations at Team Little Bentley. This modest, un-assuming character has been based at Little Bentley for the past 14 years, and (to further prove his magnificence) built the yard himself, previously working as a groom for top competition yards and eventing up to intermediate level. He helps to coach the riders at Little Bentley and improve their performance, and, as the only member of the team with an HGV driving license, and not being stupid/brave enough to let any of the girls behind the wheel of the lorry, also acts as the driver when there are a large number of horses going competing! Jake is actively involved in the South East Equestrian community, not only regularly giving clinics through the Equi-Fun club and teaching privately, but is also on the committee for the South East Eventers League.
Jake’s long-suffering girlfriend Helen has been bringing on her youngster Tigger for just over 4 years, and they are now entering their 4th event season together. Prior to owning Tigger, Helen enjoyed great success at County-level Showing with her Exmoor pony, who is still based at the Little Bentley Yard. An Estate Agent by day, Helen is embracing the challenges that come with developing a young horse and is looking forward to seeing where this season will take her.
Home groom & Marketing Assistant for Jake, Charlotte has been managing Jake’s online presence since 2016 through vlogs, social media posts and website links. She has kept her own horse, Troy, at Little Bentley Livery for over 3 years, and in December of 2017 also purchased Bob, whom she hopes to make her eventing debut with in 2018.