The Support Team

Tracie Robinson – Trainer

Tracie started her career with Carl Hester picking up phenomenal knowledge and skill. She then took on the role as Dressage Trainer for the British Eventing Team for 16 very successful years.

Izzy and Tracie have been working together for a number of years and they have a great relationship, really developing each horse as an individual.

Tracie comes on a regular basis to Aldershot Farm to help work the horses and she is also at the majority of the big events.

Christop Hess – Trainer

Christoph Hess - Trains Izzy Taylor

Christoph has been working with Izzy for a number of years, he is an excellent coach and mentor, and is noted for his enthusiasm! Since 1978, he has worked for the German National Equestrian Federation and for the German Olympic Committee.  He is an international FEI judge for eventing and dressage and conducts seminars and clinics throughout the world.

Helen van Tuyll BVSc MRCVs – Vet

Helen graduated from Massey University in 2007 and went straight to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky.

In 2010, she returned to New Zealand and worked for Southern Rangitikei Veterinary Services for a year before returning to the UK and working for Bourton Vale Equine as a stud and sport horse vet.

In 2015, she founded her own equine specialist practise, VT Vets, based in Kirtlington, not far from Aldershot Farm. She has been Izzy’s vet since 2016.

When not tending to clients horses she can be found out on the hunting field and in the Summer months playing some polo.

Bob Livock – Dentist

Bob looks after all of the horse teeth on the yard and is (in our opinion) the best dentist around! The care and time he takes on each horse means that they all have happy mouths.

Lyle Evans – Farrier

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All our horses are shod by Lyle Evans. As the adage ‘no foot, no horse’ makes plain, no yard can succeed without the help of a good farrier. Lyle keeps all our horses’ feet in top condition.


Rachel Greetham BSc (Hons) MCSP, HPC, Category A member ACPAT – Physiotherapy

Rachel founded Equine and Canine Solutions in March 2000, which is now the leading animal physiotherapy practice. Rachel is qualified to treat all animals but specialises in horses and dogs, she also treats humans. Rachel is one of the most respected animal physiotherapists in the country and is the physiotherapist to the British FEI Senior Eventing Team.

Sarah – Competition Nutritionist – Saracen Horse Feeds

Sarah from Saracen Horse Feeds is a key member of the Izzy Taylor Eventing support team. She is always available for advice over the phone or via email and visits the yard regularly to assess the horses and fine-tune their diets to help them deliver the best possible performance. She also ensures that we receive our weekly feed delivery from head office.