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Stepney Bank Stables
Stepney Bank
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 2NP.

Tel: 0191 261 5544

(Reg. charity no. 1084687)

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Staff Profiles

Denise Wilson - Centre Manager
Denise is a British Horse Society Stable Manger and Intermediate Instructor. Denise has competed nationally in Eventing and Showing but her particular passion is Dressage. Denise has worked at Stepney for 10 years. In her previous role she was yard Manager at a large National Hunt stud. Denise brings a rich equestrian background to SBS and works closely with all staff for all our training and personal development.  Denise is available to teach during the day.

Sarah Steel-Hoath - Assistant Manager

Sarah has returned to Stepney after being away for a couple of years.  Sarah has worked for a number of different professional yards since acheiving an HND in Equine Business Managment, her background is Eventing. Sarah competed Nationally for a number of years and is a Sports Massage therapist, currently training to treat our horses!



Lucy Conroy - Finance Administrator

Lucy is responsible for all our Finance/administration and keeping our office ship-shape! Lucy comes to us with an extensive knowledge of accounting and has previously worked for a number of other local charities.



Kerry Smith - Receptionist



Mia Storey-Coates - Receptionist


  Fran Norton – Instructor and Yard Support (with Reiver)
Fran is currently training through her BHS stages exams and has recently aquired her BHS Intermediate Stable Manager certificate. In her previous role she worked in an equestrian centre supporting adults with special needs. At Stepney she works alongside Denise and Rob on the yard and teaches lessons on Sundays and Wednesdays. Fran has a young horse at home whom she is starting to train. Fran can be contacted at

Tracey Hutchinson - Instructor

Tracey is a British Horse Society Assistant Instructor and a level 1 Centred Riding Instructor. She takes a coaching approach to her work using a variety of techniques such as positive psychology and neuro lingustic programming to help people understand their riding. She particularly enjoys working with people new to the sport or who wish to regain their confidence. She has her own horse and successfully competes in British Dressage affiliated competitons.

Tracey is also running our Gallop 4 Growth programme.  Please visit to see more about Tracey and her work.



Lauren Kay - Instructor


Kirstie Storey - Instructor & Volunteer Traininer

Kirstie joined us as a young volunteer in the project when she was just 11!  Now after completing her foundation degree in health and social care, she works with us instructing, delivering volunteer training and is our Pony Academy trainer extraordinare!  She competes her horse in local dressage competitions in her spare time.


Leanne Macbeth - Instrcutor & Yard Staff

Leanne was once a young person in the project herself!  Now she teaches and works hard on yard with the rest of the team.  She has horses of her own who she spends all her spare time eventing, whilst trainign for her BHS exams.



Larnie Moule - Yard worker

Larnie joined as a young volunteer and then went away to work on showing and dressage yards as an apprentice. She now runs the yard during the evenings, makes sure that horses are in the right place at the right time for lessons and that all the volunteers are doing what they are meant to!


Dela Bute - Yard Worker


Andrew Richardson - Yard



Daniel Britt - Yard



Erin Le Gallez – 8-11’s Project Worker
Erin has worked at Stepney in several roles over the years! She has her BHS stage 3 and years of experience working with both horses and children.  Erin is in on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and can be contacted at  Erin is currently on maternity leave after the lovely Penny joined her family, we look forward to her returning soon!



Aidan Marsden - Youth Worker


Olivia Pringle - Sessional Youth Worker 

Olivia started with us as a young person and has now joined the youth work team Oliva recently competed in the National Riding School Championships on Lara. Olivia has just completed her Youth Work apprenticeship and now joins the team as a sessional worker covering the project.


 Kate Harvey - Apprentice Youth Worker