Hopton Rehab & Homing

Meet the team

Welcome To Hopton Rehab Homing

Tracy Cooper – Hopton Rehab and Homing Trustee

After leaving school, Tracy had a long career as a legal executive lawyer specialising in family and criminal law and general litigation.

Tracy competed in eventing, dressage and show jumping, and have always had a keen interest in horses, and gained British Horse Society qualifications to further her knowledge and enable her to teach.

Having recognised a gap in the provision of training in the local area she set about providing education in horse care, management and riding.  Tracy met her colleague, Lin, who had extensive experience in work based training, and in 2011 they formed their own training organisation as a limited company.  They have worked with local colleges to train learners and apprentices at levels 1, 2 and 3 and the new tech-bac qualifications.

Over the years they picked up one or two horses which required extensive physical and/or mental rehabilitation to enable them to continue to have a useful working life.  This developed and they were approached by many other people who could no longer provide the care and support those horses required.

It was decided in 2016 that due to the volume, they would set up a charity to enable this much needed provision to continue and develop.  Hence the charity was incorporated on 18 July 2017.

Welcome To Hopton Rehab Homing

Lin Marriott-Lodge – Hopton Rehab and Homing Trustee

 Lin has had a long career in the equine world. Starting life as an active pony club member before training for and achieving her BHSAI at the age of 19. She then went on to be a groom for a British Junior and Young Rider team member.

Having a family required her to change her career but the link to horses remained by taking over as District Commissioner of the Ludlow Pony Club Branch. For the past 10 yrs Lin has been Co-Director of an training organisation working with students on equestrian apprenticeship courses and work-based training.

During these years Lin has had the opportunity to develop her passion for rehabilitating horses and along with her training colleague Tracy, has had some noticeable success in this area.

As a result of this success Tracy & Lin were asked more regularly to assist owners with their horses for many different reasons. This then formed the basis of the charity which is now going from strength to strength.

Lin & Tracy now oversee the day to day management of the charity and horses within it’s care.

They also organise many events such as carboot sales to raise funds for the charity.

Kim's campaign for HRH & her 210 mile walk

Kim Rawlings - HRH Yard Manager

Kim is the yard manager at HRH. 
She has been working at the charity since it was setup by Lin and Tracy. Prior to this she worked as a tutor/assessor for Equitrain.
She studied horse management at Hartpury college and then went on to gain her diploma in racehorse care and riding at the British racing school in Newmarket. 
During the last 15 years since she left college Kim has ridden racehorses, worked as a hunt groom, evented and has been closely involved with both the pony club and riding club. 
Her role at HRH is very varied but mainly she assesses horses on arrival and works with them to find their new homes. Backs and brings on youngsters and, re-school horses who need a new job to due to a whole range of different circumstances.

Kim is also responsible for managing the daily work routines for the volunteers who support the charity