Katrina Warrender, Head Groom
Following riding lessons as a child, Katrina has now worked within the stud and racing industry for over 25 years. Having attended agricultural college on leaving school, she started on a small stud and has developed her knowledge of the breeding operations alongside stints working in a racing yard.
She has been at Kingwood Stud for more than ten years and has considerable experience with both mares & foals and also with stallions. Among the stallions previously in her care were Aflora, Fairmix, Grape Tree Road, Termion & Rakaposhi King. At Kingwood, she is now responsible for the main care of the mares and foals and brings her skills in foaling to the fore during the season.
Sarah has had a celebrated start to her equestrian Career. Growing up with a great passion for horses, Show Jumping to the 1st Degree in Italy (up to 1.30m), she worked to make her way in the industry from school. In 2012 Sara started to complete her Instructors courses, sitting her exams at Landford Common Stud in the UK in 2013. After this she progressed to Assistant Instructor at the Fonte Bianca Stud Rome. In 2015 Sara moved to Montefiore Stud as an Assistant Instructor and trained young horses as a rider. In 2016 Sara moved to Emsburen, Germany as a Competition groom and as a rider training young horses in Show Jumping and Eventing.
In 2017 we welcomed Sara here at Kingwood Stud. Sara is one of our riders, specialising in Breaking our youngstock, Riding our young horses and care of our all our horses here at the stud. Sarah has a fantastic way with the young horses and has started many off on their early careers most successfully.
Simone is an integral part of not only the Kingwood Stud Team, but also Kurtsystems. Having a fabulous history in Show Jumping and Eventing in his home country of Italy, Simone has become an accomplished horse man, especially working with young horses both on the ground and as a rider.
Simone came to us from Emsburen in Germany, where he was based with his Partner Sara, as a rider training youngstock.
Here at Kingwood Simone has great ability with our young horses, assisting in all aspects of Stud work. Simone plays a huge part in our ventures pre-training with the Kurtsystems. He trains our young horses to understand the Kurtsystems and their progression to Pre-training. He is our second driver for the Kurtsystems, Fully trained and shows great ability to operate the system using its full potential. Simone takes care of all the maintenance of the Kurtsystems and has been a key player in this year’s successful training season, working with all our youngstock and customers horses.
Liz Crew – Secretary to Kingwood Stud and Kurtsystems UK
Liz Joined Kingwood Stud in 2018 with a life time of Equestrian experience behind her. Liz is an Accredited British Horse Society Stage 4 Coach, specialising in young riders, many of her students going on to Show Jump both Nationally and Internationally for Britain. Liz’s passion for horses started from a child in the Hunting field, later becoming a keen Showjumper with placings at some of the UK’s most respected venues. In her home County of Kent, she managed one of the largest Equestrian centres in the South East, progressing onto Starting her own successful Stables specialising In Sales of Sport Horses and a string of highly successful Training Clinics using her purpose built and top-class facilities.
Liz is the first point of contact at Kingwood Stud, always providing a polite and professional service to our clients and an integral part of the team.