Team

Meet the people behind Centyfield


Sue Baines

Sue Baines

Sue Baines owner and head gardener!

Sue danced professionally and taught dancing until she was 25 when she stopped and started to learn to ride. At weekends she started to ride at Barry and Sarah’s yard in Windsor and fell in love with a horse she called Dancer. She has had horses with Barry and Sarah for 23 years.

During the week Sue works in the city and arrives at the weekends ‘from suit to jodhpurs’. She has created a yard with Barry and Sarah that allows people who love having their horses and don’t have loads of time but still want to get out and compete, to be able to achieve their goals.

Barry Mawdsley

Barry Mawdsley

Barry Mawdsley, was a riding instructor in the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery for 7 years, teaching at many barracks, including Sandhurst. Barry successfully represented the Army in several NATO competitions.

On leaving the army, Barry jumped at AIT level (Area International Trial) nationally and competed internationally in UAE, Germany and Saudi Arabia.

He trained the Saudi Arabian show-jumping team, and is an excellent judge of horse quality and has imported many horses into England. He is a qualified Articifical Insemination (AI) technician and experienced in handling stallions and young stock.

He currently trains a broad spectrum of clientele from junior national show jumpers to intermediate eventers.

Sarah Mawdsley

Sarah Mawdsley

Sarah Mawdsley was born and brought up in Devon. She was on the British Junior Eventing squad and as an adult has ridden 4* events, including Badminton and Blenheim, before concentrating on dressage.

She has competed at Prix St George/Intermediate level dressage as well as internationally for GB.

Sarah is qualified as a BHS II (British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor) and regularly judges at dressage competitions.

Currently, she is dressage trainer to the European Eventing bronze medallist. She also trains pony club teams, achieving national championship level in eventing, dressage and showjumping.

Anita Reed (Nita)

Anita Reed (Nita)

Anita Reed is our groom and DIY yard manager.

Nita started riding when she was 2 ½ years old but not on horses! She started riding the cows in the milking parlour. Her first experience of ponies was on a Shetland called patch. She used to event her 13:2 called Tango. She has worked with Show ponies, Eventers, Racehorses on Studs and doing Yearling Prep. So with a wide variety of experience she is on hand to help anyone on the yard.