Miss Widget – Shop Manager / Mischief Maker
Miss Widget joined the team at Harley 5 months ago. Widget has been excelling in meet and greet to customers and guard duty. She loves to be in the workshop where she gets hours of fun helping with the repairs & reflocking saddles (great fun playing with the nice white wool). Widget blogs for us on our facebook page and is very keen that everyone gets to hear about her adventures and any products that she thinks you should know about. Widget is proving to be a very valuable member of our team.
Tracey Habgood – Owner & Society of Master Saddlers Saddle Fitter
Tracey is the owner of Harley Equestrian which she started in 1996 in a small shop in the village. Tracey started on ponies that her mother had in at a young age competed in showing at county level. Travelled to Switzerland whereby worked for the great ‘Willi Melliger. On returning to the UK went as an Apprentice Saddler to Nigel Parker, whilst juggling training & riding her own Point to Pointers. Tracey can now enjoys life at a slightly slower pace by Hunting & Show Jumping!!!!!
Martin Ledger - Business Partner
Martin is also the Manager of Harley Country Lifestyle & Café. He owned and bred a middle weight show hunter that was ridden by Tracey and went on to compete at HOYS. He has owned numerous show horses through the years particularly cobs. Nowadays Martin can be seen thrusting over the Grafton Hunt Country.
Erica Leeson – Assistant Manager
Erica has been working at Harley for 10 Years starting out in the workshop as a machinist & now is the Equestrian Assistant Manager, managing all our racing orders & enquiries having built up a super relationship with the trainers. Erica previously worked at a Flat Racing Stud and as a Self Employed Groom. She has owned horses for 40 years, and currently owns a beautiful coloured mare called “Betty” Erica is a keen national hunt & P2P Racing fan.
Christine McCarthy – Saddler & Saddle Fitter, Workshop Manager
Christine is our Saddler & Saddle fitter and makes our bespoke leather work. She is a farmers daughter, born & bred in Eydon & grew up with horses. Has worked for Harley since 2010 & previously worked for herself as a Saddler & riding as an Amateur Jockey in P2P & National Hunt. Christine is a very keen follower of racing, hunting and shooting. She also makes her own range of leather goods which can be seen on sale in Harley Lifestyle.
Sue Binns – Accounts
Sue has worked for Harley since 2016 & is in charge of our accounting system. She has great equestrian knowledge, starting out in racing where she rode out for both Flat & NH yards. Sue now dedicates her time to being the District Commissioner for the Grafton Pony Club & travelling the length & breadth of England with her daughter Ellie who events & is currently doing U18 with her team of 4 horses.
Lucy Freiberg – Sales Assistant
Lucy came to Harley in 2016 & is responsible for media & displays. Lucy started out in eventing on PC Teams to Intermediate which led her on to managing numerous Olympic Event yards. Having moved to NZ she started rodeo & represented GB in this sport. This led onto starting film work where she rode in numerous dramas and “Lord of the Rings” Having returned from NZ Lucy now competes in dressage & has been successful up to Prix St George level.
Katherine Lewis – Sales Assistant
Katherine works part-time at Harley along with working in her family business of fencing & groundwork. She has a background in animal nutrition& medicine sales where she was a sales rep for 15 years. Having never owned her own ponies & stealing the odd days hunting she is now living the dream mucking out her daughters ponies and taking them to Grafton Pony Club events.
Theresa Thomas – Onley Shop Manager
Theresa is Tracey’s sister. She started out at a young age competing show ponies at county level where she had huge success. Theresa enjoys hunting and has a super horse called Tom. Theresa manages our Onley shop for us and also has her own business called “Second Time Around”. You can see her beautiful collection of vintage furs and designer clothing and accessories for sale in our Harley Country Lifestyle shop.
Amy has worked for Harley for 3 years and is a very experienced sales assistant, she is currently in her 2nd year studying veterinary physiotherapy at university. Aiming to qualify as a veterinary physiotherapist and set up her own business.
Her main interest is in eventing which she competes on her own horse Maya who she has owned for 4 and a half years.