Who are Country & Stable?

Here at C&S  we are one big family! Meet the Country & Stable team who are behind the business and learn all about us.

We are an independent retailer of quality English and European equestrian products, and British country clothing. Founded in the small Market Town of Olney, which is home of the hymn Amazing Grace. It all originally started off in a small market square shop. The company has developed over the years and has grown to move to a large warehouse. As a result this allows us to be proficient in shipping a wide range of premium products straight to your door!

Olney Market TownAlong with the move, Country & Stable have branched out to the US audience to introduce them to top British and European brands. In 2022 we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary which will be a tremendous mile stone for the company.

Meet the team!

Our highly knowledgeable team have a dynamic range of skills and are always on hand to help with any queries or advice. Several of us are horse and dog owners and we all have a love for the outdoors. We understand that having the finest quality products from the best brands is essential! We take great pride in delivering exception customer service and would like to introduce you to some of our fabulous team.

 

Management Team

 

Amy pictured here winning Trailblazers Dressage Championship. Amy is the brainbox behind the business with an extensive knowledge of all products and helps things run smoothly.Meet the County & Stable team Amy General Manager

How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

8 years in October 😱

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

Friendly environment with a team that all love who we work for.  No two days are the same in my role which keeps me on my toes and makes everything very interesting. 

Interests and Hobbies:

Looking after my dog (Poppy) and horse (Nev) along with spending time outdoors!

 

Louise Office Manager

Louise pictured in the middle riding out with colleagues. Louise is considered the Mom of the office and is a great go to for anything and everything.

How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

3 years

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

Our close-knit Country & Stable family.

Interests and Hobbies

Dog walking, horse riding, gardening, spending time with family and friends

 

Warehouse Operation

Jacqui Warehouse Operative Jacqui taking in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with her dogs. Eccentric and loveable, Jacqui is always making us chuckle with her outlandish stories. She enjoys pottering in the garden at home, but is a whippet in the warehouse making sure orders go out quickly.

How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

Joined company in March 2020

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

My favourite part of being in the C & S team is the way everyone cares for each other.

Interests and Hobbies:

My interests are Dog Walking, Gardening. In fact Anything at all outdoors.

 

Product Specialists

 

Meet the County & Stable team Jess Warehouse Manager

Jess riding Chin, a national showjumper. She is the go-to girl if you need any products sorted and will do all she can to accommodate any requests.

How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

I’ve been at C&S for 5 years

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

Favourite thing about working at C&S is… I love my warehouse! I love the atmosphere and that we are all like one big family!

Interests and Hobbies:

Baking and working out!

 

Hannah with her dog Lola. Hannah’s wealth of knowledge around our product systems ensures we are keeping everything up to date and running smoothly.

Hannah Polaroid - woman with dog by water
How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

5 years now!

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

The strong team mentality, we’re all very much there for each other. I’ve met some wonderfully amazing people through working here as well, kindred spirits and that’s a total joy. The work is hard sometimes but you can get a true sense of achievement from doing what you do at C & S.

Interests and Hobbies:

I’m kept quite busy with a young family and dog in tow (Lola the Lab) who all love to be outside. I enjoy gardening and crafting as some down time/me time, bit of a creative outlet! Also just want to try and spend as much time with family and friends as much as possible.

 

Emelya and her beloved horse Loppy. Traditional English country girl with a passion for eventing and everything horsey. She is the whizz that is in the know about all the latest products and equestrian brands. Emelya Digital Merchandiser

How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

I have been working here for 2 years.

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

We are like a little family, and we all work hard together to make C & S the best!

Interests and Hobbies:

I have three horses myself and compete in Show Jumping and Eventing, so they take up a lot of my time!

Zoe Digital Merchandiser

 

 

Zoe enjoying the countryside with Archie her dog. Zoe is a pro at writing product descriptions! This ensures that our customers have all the information they need when purchasing an item.

How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

7 Years

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

We are a family and really do have great team spirit. I have been lucky to watch Country & Stable grow and evolve into a brilliant company that I am proud to be part of. An extra bonus to the day is when the dogs come into the office for a visit.

Interests and Hobbies:

Family country walks with our beloved dog Archie, swimming, running around after my 3-year-old daughter and reading when I get time.

 

Naomi Digital MerchandiserNaomi walking Alpacas in the British countryside. She is a super talented artist and creates amazing pet illustrations. Her creativeness is beneficial to her role as she takes stunning images of our products.

How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

8 months it feels like a lot longer – in a good way!

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

The relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Plus, the rounds of tea is always a bonus.

Interests and Hobbies:

Animals, drawing, scuba diving and snowboarding.

 

Ellie US Customer Service

Customer Services

 

Ellie riding her old horse out scent hunting. Ellie is the office newbie and has taken everything in her stride. Designated solely to our US customers, she ensures that all enquiries and return requests are actioned.

How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

Been here now just over 5 months 😊!

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

My favourite part of working with Country & Stable is that everyone has the same interests and passion for horses and the great outdoors.

Interests and Hobbies:

I have a huge passion for the outdoors and spending time with my dog and horse. My hobbies include scent Hunting, Show jumping and Shooting.

 

Meet the County & Stable team Gemma Customer Service AdvisorGemma with her beautiful horse Dolly. The ultimate Pony Club Mom who brings bounds of energy to the office and always smiling. The jack of all trades who offers a helping hand across the business where needed.

How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

Worked for C & S for 3.5 years (with a year off for mat leave)

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

Love our office atmosphere and spending time with lovely animal mad people with the same interests as me, being paid to be around horsey products and hearing about new products coming out and try not to immediately spend all my wages on them!

Interests and Hobbies:

I am a working mum of three girls, each of which have a pony which keeps me super busy! My two older girls are members of both Pony Club and Riding Club. They show jump and have just started eventing too which as you can imagine seems to take over most of our lives.  I have spent my whole life surrounded with animals. I have always had dogs (currently have two cocker spaniels mother and son). We have a rabbit, two guinea pigs and currently debating whether to invest in a couple of ducks!!

 

Marketing Team

 

Meet the County & Stable team Sophie Head of Marketing

Sophie pictured here whilst out on her regular weekend country walks. Sophie works part time and heads up the Marketing team, although not horsey, Sophie brings with her a love for the outdoors plus, 17 years of Marketing experience, channelling her efforts in to supporting and developing the awesome team around her.

How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

3.5 years 

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

So many reasons to state, but being surrounded by an extremely friendly, enthusiastic, and hardworking people on a daily basis, all working their socks off toward the same goals and outcomes trumps them all.   

Interests and Hobbies:

In addition, to looking after and spending time with my young family, I also love country walks, running (jogging slowly) around the local park. I attend weekly Latin dance classes, plus socialising regularly with friends.

 

Rachael Senior Marketing ExecutiveRachael competing in a Working Hunter class. The plate-spinning organiser who keeps the entire marketing team under control. A little bit crazy, but she keeps the fun alive with her creative content and ideas.

How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

Almost 3 years

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

I really enjoy how close we are as a team, and all strive to meet the same goal in offering the very best for our customers.

Interests and Hobbies:

I am a keen horse rider where I have competed out in the working hunter ring and love the buzz of galloping over the countryside. Although currently, I don’t own a horse, I have many friends who will let me steal there’s to ride, which is lovely. When not in the saddle I can be found up a mountain either on a snowboard or hiking. I love being outdoors on an adventure. When not outside I am a real foodie. From going out to a good restaurant to cooking up some scrumptious meals, I adore it.

 

Liz US Marketing AssistantLiz going for a paddle on her pony Puzzle. Having worked with US clients for over 4 years. Liz’s extensive knowledge of the market allows her to create relatable content for our US customers.

How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

Just over a year and have loved every minute!

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

The team are wonderful, and we are all very close. The office family are always looking out for one another. Consequently being surrounded by an abundance of amazing equestrian products is a huge perk. However, resisting the temptation to purchase every new LeMieux product that comes in is rather difficult.

Interests and Hobbies:

Mountain climbing with my husband and dog Arnie and going on long hack with my pony called Puzzle.

 

Meet the County & Stable team George Marketing Graphic DesignerGeorge in front of the Sean Connery 007 and Aston Martin image made of Lego. The swot of the office who creates any content images and comms. George also designs all of our wonderful graphics to promote Country & Stable.

How long you have been working with Country & Stable:

5 years

Your favourite thing about being part of the Country & Stable Team:

I enjoy creating the visuals and designs across the business and seeing them in print across posters, email and social media is rewarding.

Interests and Hobbies:

Collecting vintage & retro toys, Lego, everything films, DIY and mountain biking.