Management Team



Having started as a working pupil at the beginning of his career David has fulfilled many of the roles at Wellington, this has given him a great insight to all aspects of the business. He has worked throughout the equine industry in many of the Olympic disciplines with his passion lying in the eventing world where he continues to produce horses from scratch up to International level. Currently the Chairman of The British Horse Society he combines his background and current role volunteering on the board of trustees. " I consider myself extremely fortunate to be in a role that allows be to do something that I am so passionate about, the horse and the people involved in the equine sector make life an exciting challenge"     

David Sheerin BHSI

General Manager



She is without question one of the most enthusiastic coaches you will find. A very popular coach who instils real confidence with the people around her., Mandy has been at Wellington for over 25 years and done all but one job in her time. She is responsible for the oversight of all the liveries including managing the sister yard at Highfield farm on the estate. Her experience in dressage and eventing have given her the tools to be the lead coach helping both staff and clients to achieve their goals.

Mandy Chaffin

Chief Instructor


Having moved from a practical background in the equine world, I have been Office Manager at Wellington Riding since 1996, initially full-time but then part-time since 2000.  I have seen so many changes over the years, watching this dynamic business grow and thrive.  I love the fact that that in my role no two days are the same and every day brings new challenges.

My responsibilities are varied but include overseeing and supporting the administration team, whether it be training, advice or covering reception as well as most aspects of HR within the business.

When not at work I enjoy walking my Border Terrier, Elsie; gardening and more recently I have started clay sculpture. 

Nicki Grove

Office Manager