H.A.C.K. is unique in the fact that it is run entirely by volunteers
Prof. Derek Knottenbelt OBE BVM&S DVM&S Dip ECEIM MRCVS formerly of The Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital (Leahurst) and now residing in Scotland. Director of Equine Medical Solutions Ltd and is also the driving force behind Vets with Horsepower.
Derek has supported H.A.C.K. from the very beginning, his advice and guidance has been invaluable, we have always appreciated his time, energy, encouragement and strength that he has given to us especially when things have been difficult to face and when we have lost the fight but the battle continues against cruelty and neglect
Thank you Derek for all your support over all these years. May it long continue
Pamela Bluck (The Boss)
Founder/Trustee of H.A.C.K. A retired secretary that comes from a farming background and a lifetime of experience with horses . Handler/Rider/Experienced Fund-Raiser and Secretary. Also loves gardening and that is why the stable yard always looks so beautiful in the summer months.
Trustee of H.A.C.K. Retired bespoke furniture maker. Craftsman Builder of all wooden buildings, fencing, and maintenance. Fund-raising. AND he makes a good cup of tea
Jane Anne Lloyd
Trustee of H.A.C.K. Has a full time job as General Manager in a country pub/hotel. Jane started at H.A.C.K. as a member of the kids club and 25 years later she is still with us. Jane works unsociable hours so is able to spend some week days at H.A.C.K. Jane is very good at ground work in training the ponies, a good all round girl who also takes Lenny to schools and care homes
Long time volunteer at H.A.C.K. who works for the NHS but spends two days a week at the sanctuary and is always willing to turn her hand to anything that needs doing. Beth enjoys keeping the ponies in ridden work and her skills are an asset to H.A.C.K.
Volunteer at H.A.C.K. who has her own business as a piano teacher and concert pianist , having qualified at the Birmingham conservatoire after 4 long hard years. Meg will also turn her hand to anything that needs doing at H.A.C.K. An excellent rider and keeps the ponies and horses in training. Meg spends all her spare time at H.A.C.K.
Helen Zamitt Wilson
Volunteer at H.A.C.K. who works as a Civil Servant in her day job, although very busy Helen still manages to spend time at H.A.C.K. as a general body. Likes mucking out the fields and grooming the ponies/horses, has a quiet presence , good in a crisis and makes a good cup of tea.
A long term volunteer at H.A.C.K. recently retired from Airbus. General helper in all areas including fund raising. Ali spends several hours at H.A.C.K. each week and likes working with the animals and looking after them. Always brings veggie treats for the goats and pigs.
Long term Volunteer at H.A.C.K. who works as a professional driver in his day job, Peter works long hours but still takes water on a daily basis to the pont-y-chapel ponies even in the dark. In his spare time he makes H.A.C.K's hay and does all tractor work.
Long term volunteer who works in the care industry during working hours but manages to spend time at H.A.C.K and is our Child protection officer. Karen loves the interaction with the general public and attending fund-raising functions
Debs has been with H.A.C.K. for several years, she is a very busy girl but still manages to be at H.A.C.K. a couple or so times a week. She likes looking after the pigs, goats, chickens, and ducks. Debs has a great personality and brings a smile to your face, but "it will always be Rita to me"
And Bob The Guard Dog - usually guarding the biscuits at breaktime
We have more volunteers who attend when they can, if you would to be a volunteer then please contact us
Being a volunteer isn't just about playing with the ponies, it is really hard work, mucking out fields as well as stables and the general care of all the animals. There is also the fund-raising aspect which is dire to our existence and being involved in fund-raising activities
H.A.C.K. Dentist Lee Shakeshaft H.A.C.K. Farrier Jason Wakefield H.A.C.K. Vet Nadine Page