Our Support Team

Team Clare Poole has the added benefit of an excellent support team to ensure that each horse receives the very best care.

Sam Smith, Equine and Canine Sports Therapy


Sam has supported the team for more than 10 years. He works closely with the team and with all his client’s vets, believing that a good working relationship with the veterinary profession is vital to the success of good equine health and performance. Not only does Sam treat any problems, but he aims to maintain the horses preventing issues occurring. Keeping our horses free moving through Sam’s treatments helps us to train them to reach their potential.

Sam offers McTimoney Manipulation and sports massage for our equine and canine partners. His treatments combine a range of techniques to support optimal health & performance.

Tel: +44 (0)7881 907444


Andrew Gardner (BAEDT), Equine Dentist

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Andrew has supported the team for almost 10 years.  He is BEVA/BVDA qualified and is a member of the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT).

Andrew visits the team every 6 months, working closely with us to discuss each individual horses dental program needs ensuring that our horses’ teeth are kept in top condition.

He covers Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and South Wales

Tel: +44 (0)7974 000417

Sam Phelps (DipWCF), Farrier

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Sam has been supporting the team for around 2 years. He is an award winning farrier who received the David Llewellyn award for the best theory paper across the whole of the UK for Autumn 2015 as well as graduating with distinction.

Tel: +44 (0)7795 472348




Waterlane Veterinary Practice


A dedicated equine practice offering personal and professional care to horses and ponies of all types in Gloucestershire and North Wiltshire.

Founded in 2013 by Dr Tim Watson BVM&S PhD MRCVS, a hugely experienced and highly regarded horse vet who has spent over 20 years in equine practice, Waterlane Equine Vets offers a full 24/7 ambulatory service with all the latest mobile diagnostic equipment. Now a three vet practice, WEV has the capacity to deal with a variety of cases including lameness, poor performance, a full range of stud work (including AI) and specialist medicine cases.

Tel: +44 (0)1452 770268 (Out of hours: +44 (0)7796 338979)



Saracen Feeds Equine Nutritionist


Saracens Feeds work closely with the team to ensure that all horses have the correct diet to maintain optimum condition, energy, and temperament. This ensures that all the Team Clare Poole horses are happy and healthy.

Tel: +44 (0)1622 718487



Louise Marden, Clip Clops Clipping


Louise has been clipping the team horses for several years now. She has a calm and quiet manner which leads to the horses often snoozing during their clipping.

An experienced equestrian, Lou clips in many of the top racing yards within a 100 mile radius of Worcester.

Tel: +44 (0)7711 232714


Jo Sutherst Photography, MA, ARPS

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Jo has been with the team since 2014 as our resident photographer. Since the beginning, she has beautifully captured our special moments, as well as day-to-day images and videos. Jo also manages our website and social media accounts.

Jo has achieved the status of ARPS (Associate of the Royal Photographic Society). This is a highly sought after and internationally respected professional accreditation.

Jo recently achieved a Distinction in her Masters Degree in photography and started her PhD in 2019. She has been widely published both in the UK and internationally. She also exhibits in galleries across the UK.

Please contact Jo for any commissions directly.

Tel: +44 (0)7969 473937