Beth Boyes

Founder & Proprietor

Proprietor Beth Boyes (BHSI, UKCC3) started Quob Stables with just one pony back in 1992. In 1998, Quob Stables moved to its current location in Durley, where it has developed and expanded into the successful equestrian centre it is now, catering for all standards and ages of rider.

Jane Murray

HayRack Cafe Manager

Jane joined Quob Stables in 2015, and manages our onsite cafe ‘The HayRack Cafe’. She works full time cooking up delicious lunches and breakfasts for all our staff and customers. Jane is always happy to chat and keeps everyone up to date with all the Quob gossip!


Matthew Britt

Full Time Apprentice

Matt joined us Quob Stables in 2019 as a full time apprenticeship with KEITS after finishing school.

He is working his way through out the BHS Stages and currently teaches Leaders, Steerers and Pony Parties.

Lily Blakeledge

Instructor and Receptionist

Lily (BHS Stage 3 Care, ND in Equine Studies) has been riding since she was 4 years old and has experience of working at various stables including the Devils Horseman who own the Lloyds bank horse! She has also competed in showing, show jumping and dressage.

Jodie Sherry

Full time Instructor

After working part time with us for a few years, we are pleased that Jodie has given up office life in the NHS to join us full time.  Jodie previously taught at Gleneagles and is very popular with our Pony Club and University riders, and has her BHS Stage 3 Teach and is working towards her Stage 4.

Michelle Pack

Yard Manager

Michelle Pack (BHS II) previously worked in London and joined Quob Stables in 2015 as our Yard Manager after moving back to Southampton to be closer to family. Michelle looks after all the horses, trains all the staff and keeps everything running smoothly on a day to day basis.


Kim Hayden

Show Organiser

Kim Hayden is our Show Organiser and responsible for running and organising all our British Showjumping, British Dressage and unaffiliated shows. She is also a Sports Therapist, with a keen interest in horse and rider biomechanics.

Toni Moore

HR Manager

After starting working outside on the Quob yard, Toni now in the back office- ensuring the HR, holidays and staff contracts run smoothly. She owns Pony Club ponies Holly and Indie, as well as her own ex-racehorse called Nick (pictured) who she competes. Toni has her BHS Stage 2.

Briony MacKenzie

Part time Instructor

Briony is a UKCC2 and Stage 4 Teach and SM qualified instructor as well as a equine physiotherapist and so can often be seen treating the horses here at Quob as well as teaching our BHS Stage courses and private clients. Briony also owns and competes her own horses too.

Megan Ryves

Full Time Apprentice

Megan has recently joined our Apprenticeship Scheme with KEITS and is also training up through the BHS stages. She is no stranger to Quob, having previously been a Quob Stables Pony Clubber and progressing on to livery with her own horse Trigger.

Jenny Knight

Head Receptionist

Jenny is no stranger to Quob Stables, having learnt to ride here as a child before owning her own horse. Jenny then went on to work at a dressage yard, competing up to Advanced Medium level. Jenny has also worked at well known store Scats before joining our Reception team in 2017.

Kayleigh Daykin

Part Time Instructor

Kayleigh Daykin (BHS AI, BSc (Hons) Equine Studies, HND Horse Management) is one of our popular part time instructor here. Kayleigh is  fantastic at bringing on a the baby horses at Quob and is often seen schooling and competing as well as teaching.

Claire Rossiter

Marketing Co-ordinator

Claire started at Quob Stables in 2015, and runs the Quob Stables Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and website. Claire previously worked at Guide Dogs for the Blind and Global Herbs. Claire has ridden since she was three years old, has her BHS Stage 2 and also her own horse, Sandro (pictured).

Caitlin Ainsworth

Full Time Apprentice

Caitlin is 18 years old, and joined us in 2018 as an apprentice through Haddon Training which she is continuing here. She is also working through her BHS Stage Exams here and is already becoming a popular instructor with the children’s lessons such as Pony Play Time.




What We Offer


Fabulous Working Environment & Friendly Team




We are pleased to announce we are part of the Equestrian Employers Code of Good Employment. The code ensures that equestrian business is legal, sustainable, successful, caring and recognised.


Gain qualifications while working in a practical environment! We are often looking for enthusiastic full time Apprentices to join our friendly yard team and train for BHS exams and KEITS Apprenticeships. The ability to effectively work within a small team of staff is a must. To apply, please send your CV to

Work experience placements

We offer work experience placements for students from abroad or in the UK from 2 weeks plus. Develop your skills, stay in our onsite shared accommodation and enjoy free riding lessons with BHS qualified instructors.  To apply, please send your CV to


If you are over 16 years old and have some free time, we are looking for volunteers to lead in children’s lessons (week days and weekends) and pony parties. We have a volunteer scheme for offering a free group lesson. For more details please contact Reception on 02380 694657 or email