Our Team








Sarah O’Neill HND EM (Sc)
Head of Content

Sarah has concentrated her equestrian career on running horse training and behavioural centres that attracted problem horses as well as young horses for starting, from happy hackers to Olympic level prospects. Sarah has a great empathy for how horses owners feel, she understands how easily your horse can give you sleepless nights and will never judge an owner or groom for the situation they may be in.  Sarah has met countless owners over the years who have been given the wrong information or purchased products or supplements that were not suitable or didn’t work.

Not surprisingly Sarah comes from an equestrian background and was raised with horses. She has competed in local and affiliated dressage, show-jumping, endurance, trek, carriage driving, ODE, County Shows and had many a day’s mock hunting too; she has been a member of the various societies, local riding clubs, hunts and pony clubs over the years.  Sarah was a freelance instructor for numerous years and has a HND in Equine Science and Management, Coaching Qualifications and has hours of teaching experience both in ground and ridden work.  Sarah is here to support our members and Doctor Dave to help us deliver interesting and useful content and will be behind the scenes of your webinars, Private Facebook Group and the running of the website. Please do not hesitate to contact Sarah should you need any support!

In her spare time Sarah enjoys handling her youngster and working with her ridden horse as well as taking her children riding on their elderly pony or walking her two dogs, all of which fit in around family life on the farm!



Dr Kirstie Pickles BVMS MSc PgCert(CounsSkills) PhD CertEM(IntMed) DipECEIM MRCVS RCVS
RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine

Kirstie is a European Specialist in equine medicine and has spent over 20 years working in private equine practice and academia in the UK, USA and New Zealand. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in Equine Medicine at Nottingham Veterinary School and is passionate about education at all levels, whether that is horse owners, vet students or practising veterinary surgeons. Kirstie’s research interests include equine asthma, trigeminal mediated headshaking and gastrointestinal disease and is widely published in these areas.

In her spare time, Kirstie loves to get out running in the beautiful Derbyshire hills or enjoying nature with her family.

Gillian Tabor MSc ResM MCSP HCPCreg
Chartered Physiotherapist
Cat A member ‘Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy’

Gillian Tabor is a Chartered Physiotherapist who has been working as an ACPAT Veterinary Physiotherapist for over 15 years, in her own practice in Devon.  She specialises in physio for horses and riders, with the focus on treatment and rehabilitation of competition horses.

With experience in treating all types of horses, Gillian uses her physiotherapy skills, in combination with knowledge of biomechanics, to help your horses.  Physiotherapy integrates hands-on treatments with electrotherapy and exercise, specifically selected to improve your horse’s posture, performance, balance and strength.

Gillian is the programme manager and lectures on the MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy course at Hartpury University and is undertaking research, both her own equine projects and supervising students.

When not working she has two young Lusitanos to keep her busy and plans to progress up the dressage levels with them.

Anna Jones
BSc Equine Science Student

Anna is a student studying a BSc in Equine Science at University Centre Sparsholt. Having ridden horses since the age of six, Anna is now hoping to form a career in the equine world. Anna is passionate about the Welsh breeds and in her spare time enjoys having fun with and competing with her Welsh Section D, Lucy, as well as being an avid lover of drawing. In the future, Anna hopes to pursue a career in journalism and writing. 



Fox Red Media

The team at Fox Red has regularly commented on the need for an independent voice in the equestrian sector that speaks with authority and who can be relied upon as a trustworthy, reliable source, not influenced by marketing spend or historic reputation.

After working with Dr David Marlin for many years, it soon became apparent that there was an opportunity for him to spearhead the creation of a new club that provided horse owners with credible, unbiased product reviews, surveys, latest research findings and a wealth of other information, communicated out by David and other experts.  And so DrDavidMarlincom was born. Fox Red and Dr David have collaborated to bring you this exciting new development and will continue to evolve the membership in line with the needs and aspirations of horse owners all over the world.


Jo Warrilow
Head of Communications and Marketing

Helen Stock
Head of Operations