Trail Team

Helen & PurdyHelen Taylor

Helen is our Team Leader and founder of Oxhey Western Trail Rides.

Helen has been riding since the age of two and used to compete at endurance riding English Style and started riding Western Style because she found it more comfortable than the English Style, in order to continue her love of distance riding, following and preservation of our local bridleways.

Helen is Oldham/Saddleworth and Greater Manchester’s Access and Bridleway’s Officer for the British Horse Society.

Her business is fully licensed  by the local council and has full riding school insurance




This is Clarissa who is a one ton 17hh draft mare who is a Dutch Trekpaard.

She is a rare breed as not many in this country.

She is able to carry 19 stone so she is one for the men to play with.






Purdy western


Appaloosa cross quarter horse, she’s 15hh and is 15 years old
She can be used for lead rein and advanced riders.

In the past she used to be a Barrel racing horse, and has now moved across to do Western Style trail rides with us.






Cob, he’s 7 years old and 15.2hh.
He’s able to carry 17 stone.  Suitable for lead rein through to advanced riders.

Reilly has been with us for less than six months, but has taken to Western Style naturally.






She’s a Chestnut Welsh Section D, she’s 15 years old and is 15hh
Fliss is suitable for complete beginners with lead reign through to advanced and is also suitable for disabled and special needs riders.

Fliss has been with us over a year and has been trained Western Style since she joined us






He’s also a Fell pony, he’s 10 years old and is 14hh
He’s suitable for lead rein through to novice and advanced riders.

Billy joined our team this year and also help with our special needs riders.






Here is our new member of the western team. This is Tinkabel Of Frigowny who is a 11.3hh  Dartmoor Hill Pony who was born on Dartmoor. She shall be 9 year old in October and her job is to look after the smaller children as she shall come out on theleadrein when mum and dad or other bigger people are riding. She can also give children riding lessons. We are so excited for her to come and live at the farm.







Indie Indie

Here is Indie who is a 4 year old 12.3hh mini gypsy cob and has joined the team to look after children and is really good with people with special needs. He is really safe to ride and is bomb proof. We are told he is broken to pull a cart so we going to work on this.