Elysian Horses has
a thorough and professional approach through ongoing learning and development.
Meet our team.
LAURIE BARTRAM - RIDER
Laurie has been riding since she was 9 and a keen
showjumper. At 14 she left school to look after 14 horses at home
herself whilst being taught by a tutor and taking vocational qualifications
in horse care and management.
At 16 she competed on her horse Man About Town (by Temple Der Konig) on the
Spanish Sunshine Tour achieving two wins for Great Britain along with many
placings on him and her other horse KWPN mare Night Mare (mother to the
Elysian Twins). She was also competing on Temple Der Konig who came
out of retirement to qualify for Scope and be placed at Hickstead alongside
his stud duties.
In 2011, now 21, Laurie is one of the youngest
women in the country to achieve a full Drivers CPC, Level 2 NVQ in Driving
Goods Vehicles and her Class 1 enabling her to drive the 44 tonne
articulated lorries belonging to our family haulage company Bartram Express
Ltd. Laurie holds the Advanced Certificate in Equine Transport for
both attendant and driver. This also means she can drive her own 18 tonne horse box all over
the country. When she isn't driving for the company she is busy
competing the horses bred and produced by our stud.
Laurie riding Man About Town
by Temple Der Konig
SARAH BRISTOW - BROODMARE AND YOUNGSTOCK MANAGER
Sarah is a valuable team member. Sarah achieved
her NVQ level 2 in Horse Care and Management training with us as an approved
training centre in collaboration with Broadlands Training. Managing the
broodmares and foals to yearlings at Marina Home Farm she cares for the horses
tirelessly. Sarah and Yvonne have spent many nights in the foaling boxes
with the broodmares to ensure that foalings go well. This includes the
surprise arrival of the Elysian Twins by Night Mare (Sofie). The twins had
to be stabled for six months whilst their legs strengthened and Sarah devised
her own methods of keeping the twins entertained including the use of cones and
wellingtons! Sarah and Yvonne spend many hours together researching all
aspects of breeding and the care of horses.
YVONNE BARTRAM - OWNER AND GENERAL MANAGER
Yvonne came to her love of horses quite late in life
and started riding at the same time as Laurie. She tends to spend her time
on the ground and her great passion is in the care of the
animals from the covering of the mares to the foalings, and their progress to
the show ring. Yvonne is very interested in natural horsemanship.
She is transport manager for Bartram Express Ltd and has a background in
business management of 25 years. She holds the CPC in
International Road Haulage Operations, two management diplomas, an NVQ in
horse care and management and the Advanced Certificate in Equine Transport for
both attendant and driver.