Moreton Equestrian Centre is based near Dorchester in Dorset is owned and managed by Liz Frampton Hobbs.
Events Organiser / Secretary
The old yard was set up in 1995 in what was the old South Dorset hunt stables. Moreton Stables moved to its current location in 2005 to a purpose build yard for 40 horses.
Liz owns and runs Moreton Equestrian Ltd and Moreton Stables. This encompases the livery yard and all the arena based activities run throughout the year.
Liz has competed Alfie (Wiedon), an 15yr old KWPN up to BD Advanced Medium level and is hoping to get back out on him later this year after some time off through injury.
As well as organising and competing BD, Liz is a list 5 BD judge , the BD Dorset County Coordinator and on the Sports Operations committee of BD. She has her BHS Stage 2 and is FFAW qualified. In her spare time Liz is a member of the Reserves as well as trying to organise and keep up with 4 children, 2 dogs and the kids ponies that she enjoys exercising during term time.
Charlotte has worked at Moreton Stables for the last 20 years. Previously Charlotte spent 5 years working as a hunt groom and 2 years grooming for an Advanced event rider. Charlotte holds her BHS stage 1 and is First Aid Trained. Charlotte enjoys competing her retired race horse Charlie and last year competed at the My Quest Regional Finals.
Assistant Yard Manager
Emily has recently joined us and brings with her lots of experience. Emily has an HND in Equine Studies and holds the BHSAI teaching certificate. Emily has grown up with horses and used to work as a groom at the Cheltenham Ladies College in Hartpury. More recently Emily worked for an International Endurance rider so was lucky enough to spend her working hours riding around the Somerset countryside. Emily enjoys competing her own horse Bow and also trains working dogs.
Katie has been with Moreton Stables for 3 years and promoted to Head Girl last year. Katie studied Equine Studies at Kingston Maurward College for 3 years where she obtained an overall Distinction at level 2, a Merit for level 3 and obtained her BHS Riding and Road Safety. Katie is First Aid trained and is a highly valued member of the Moreton Team. Katie enjoys spending her spare time with her own horse Breeze and has qualified for the Moreton EC Unaffiliated Dressage Championships 2018.
Full time Yard Assistant
Rose started with the Moreton team earlier this year and works fulltime. Rose was previously working at a Racing and training yard where she was a level 3 apprentice in horse care. Rose keeps her pony Bracken at Moreton and enjoys dressage where this year they qualified and competed in the PetPlan Equine Area Festival here at Moreton. Rose enjoys baking when she has some spare time.
Part Time Yard Assistant
Helen has been with Moreton since 2009, previously she worked at riding schools, Hunt, Point to Point and Event yards. Helen has a diploma in horse management, BHS Stage 1, 2 & PTT, training towards my stage 3 and is fully first aid trained. Helen is lucky enough to ride and compete one of our liveries horses and in her own words ‘is definitely happiest when flying over a fence!’ Helen enjoys running, paddle boarding, dog agility with her 2 collies Arca and Sparrow and spending time with her young family.