Our Team

Stable Life is run by a voluntary Board made up of customers and local professional people interested in all of the work that we do at the centre.


Staff & Board Members.

Our team have many years combined practice experience in social work, looked after and accommodated children, family support, community learning and development as well as training and facilitating hard to reach young people and all have valued knowledge and significant practical experience of horses including a qualified Horse Instructor and Equine Behavioural Consultant.

Board of Directors
We have a Board of Directors whose roles are to be the overall governing body of Stable Life. Their responsibilities include overseeing the organisation’s legal compliance (charity and company law), its strategic direction, its policies, finances, property and service delivery.
Equine Centre Team
Our Centre team are all friendly, experienced and qualified. They are responsible for the wealth fare of our horses and will be your point of contact when you arrive at the centre.

Stable Life

Board Members

  • Graham Easton | Chair
  • Vacant | Treasurer
  • Woody Morris | Director
  • Alyson Weir | Director
  • Holly Kirkwood | Director
  • Susan Turner | Director
  • Sharon Guest | Director

Senior Management Team

Mags Powell


Mags is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation and has been part of Stable Life for over 10 years gaining a lot of knowledge of issues affecting young people. She has built up a wealth of experience in all aspects of Business Development and leading the organisation and provides support to the Project Team. Prior to Stable Life she has had several years’ experience of managing various projects in the private, public and voluntary sector.

Mags has managed a number of groups of staff involved in a variety of projects and has experience of budget control through these projects. She has a BA in Business Studies, wide knowledge of IT, excellent organisational and communications skills.

Carra Baker

Equine Manager

Project Team

Kat Walsh

Lead Project Worker

Project Team

Mary Anderson

Lead Project Worker

Project Team

Gabby Purves

Project Worker

Project Team

Megan Skeldon

Project Worker

Emma Biddie

Volunteer Co-Ordinator/Administrator

Equestrian Yard Team

Alison Brown


Equestrian Yard Team

Chloe Logan


Chloe joined us in 2019. Before that Chloe was volunteering with us for a few years and has built a good knowledge and experience around our ponies.

Equestrian Yard Team

Jenna Pringle


Equestrian Yard Team

Emma Scott

Senior Yard Assistant

Vacancies & volunteering

We have a number of volunteers who bring a variety of skills to our organisation. Do you have time to spare, enjoy young people, horses and would like to get out into the fresh air?

Why not volunteer and become a helper with Stable Life, if you are interested in volunteering and the volunteering opportunities we have available, download our volunteers pack today or fill in the details below and we can post the pack to your address instead!


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You’ll receive access to our volunteer training programme and have the opportunity to bring a sense of achievement to vulnerable Borders youngsters.

We are looking for volunteers with a drive to do more!

  • Assisting with weekly sessions, supporting the young people as they work around the ponies and during the riding element
  • Maintenance and ground work
  • Special skills that would engage the children like outdoor crafts, music, art etc
  • Yard work assisting in the daily routines associated with the care of the horses
  • Transporting the children to and from the weekly sessions ( Across the Borders to Dryden Farm)
  • Administration/IT
  • Team building events
  • Competitions and events
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