Phone : 02380 694657 Contact




Beth Boyes

Founder & Proprietor

Proprietor Beth Boyes (BHSI, UKCC3) started Quob Stables with just one pony back in 1992. In 1998, Quob Stables moved to its current location in Durley, where it has developed and expanded into the successful equestrian centre it is now, catering for all standards and ages of rider.

Michelle Pack

Yard Manager

Michelle Pack (BHS II) previously worked in London and joined Quob Stables in 2015 as our Yard Manager after moving back to Southampton to be closer to family. Michelle looks after all the horses, trains all the staff and keeps everything running smoothly on a day to day basis.


Jenny Knight

Head Receptionist

Jenny is no stranger to Quob Stables, having learnt to ride here as a child before owning her own horse. Jenny then went on to work at a dressage yard, competing up to Advanced Medium level. Jenny has also worked at well known store Scats before joining our Reception team in 2017.


Gemma Bowles

Assistant Yard Manager

Gemma is a BHSII/L4 training for her BHSI/L5. She has has taught on and off at Quob for many years, and now assists the running of the yard as well as teaching. Gemmas’ main passion lies with eventing, having backed and produced from a 3 year old, her current warmblood.


Kim Hayden

Show Organiser

Kim Hayden is our Show Organiser and responsible for running and organising all our British Showjumping, British Dressage and unaffiliated shows. She is also a Sports Therapist, with a keen interest in horse and rider biomechanics.


Mollie Mullen

Full Time Apprentice

Mollie joined us as an full time apprentice in 2017 after working part time at weekends at Quob Stables. She is working through her BHS exams and now takes private lessons and our weekend ‘Leaders’. She can also be seen schooling our newer and younger horses.


Jane Murray

HayRack Cafe Manager

Jane joined Quob Stables in 2015, and manages our onsite cafe ‘The HayRack Cafe’. She works full time cooking up delicious lunches and breakfasts for all our staff and customers. Jane is always happy to chat and keeps everyone up to date with all the Quob gossip!


Alexandra Oldbury-Davies

Horseball Coach

Alex started out as a Pony Clubber here at Quob Stables, and is now our popular horseball coach on Wednesday nights. She starting to playing horseball in 2013, playing for London Reds team in the first division. She also competes in dressage and show jumping in her spare time!


Kayleigh Daykin

Part Time Instructor

Kayleigh Daykin (BHS AI, BSc (Hons) Equine Studies, HND Horse Management) is one of our popular part time instructor here. Kayleigh is  fantastic at bringing on a the baby horses at Quob and is often seen schooling and competing as well as teaching.


Roseanne Dyble

Full Time Receptionist

Roseanne has joined our Reception team  after moving to the area to complete her BSc Animal Management with a focus on Equine Performance at Sparsholt College. As well as studying, Roseanne is also hoping to compete her horse in show jumping competitions.


Toni Moore

HR Manager

After starting working outside on the Quob yard, Toni now in the back office- ensuring the HR, holidays and staff contracts run smoothly. She owns Pony Club ponies Holly and Indie, as well as her own ex-racehorse called Nick (pictured) who she competes. Toni has her BHS Stage 2.


Claire Rossiter

Marketing Co-ordinator

Claire started at Quob Stables in 2015, and runs the Quob Stables Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and website. Claire previously worked at Guide Dogs for the Blind and Global Herbs. Claire has ridden since she was three years old, has her BHS Stage 2 and also her own horse, Sandro (pictured).


Lucy Scott

Part Time Groom

Lucy has ridden since she was 4 years old, and grew up taking part in Pony Club working up to her Pony Club C+ test. She previously worked at the yard where she kept my horses and brought on her ex- racehorse. She also has her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management.


Briony MacKenzie

Part time Instructor

Briony is a UKCC2 and Stage 4 Teach and SM qualified instructor as well as a equine physiotherapist and so can often be seen treating the horses here at Quob as well as teaching our BHS Stage courses and private clients. Briony also owns and competes her own horses too.


Caitlin Ainsworth

Full Time Apprentice

Caitlin is 18 years old, and joined us in 2018 as an apprentice through Haddon Training which is is continuing here. She is also working through her BHS Stage Exams here and is already becoming a popular instructor with the children’s lessons such as Pony Play Time.


Lily Blakeledge

Instructor and Receptionist

Lily (BHS Stage 3 Care, ND in Equine Studies) has been riding since she was 4 years old and has experience of working at various stables including the Devils Horseman who own the Lloyds bank horse! She has also competed in showing, show jumping and dressage.


Megan Ryves

Full Time Apprentice

Megan has recently joined our Apprenticeship Scheme with KEITS and is also training up through the BHS stages. She is no stranger to Quob, having previously been a Quob Stables Pony Clubber and progressing on to livery with her own horse Trigger.


Jodie Sherry

Full time Instructor

After working part time with us for a few years, we are pleased that Jodie has given up office life in the NHS to join us full time.  Jodie previously taught at Gleneagles and is very popular with our Pony Club and University riders, and is training  up through her BHS Stages.


EEA Code of Good Conduct

We are pleased to announce we are part of the Equestrian Employers Code of Good Employment.

The code ensures that equestrian business is legal, sustainable, successful, caring and recognised


Gain qualifications while working in a practical environment! We are often looking for enthusiastic full time Apprentices to join our friendly yard team and train for BHS exams and KEITS Apprenticeships. The ability to effectively work within a small team of staff is a must. To apply, please send your CV to

Work experience placements

We offer work experience placements for students from abroad or in the UK from 2 weeks plus. Develop your skills, stay in our onsite shared accommodation and enjoy free riding lessons with BHS qualified instructors.  To apply, please send your CV to


If you are over 16 years old and have some free time, we are looking for volunteers to lead in children’s lessons (week days and weekends) and pony parties. We have a volunteer scheme for offering a free group lesson. For more details please contact Reception on 02380 694657 or email




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