Tony Hall (1944-2015) wrote Falconry Basics in 2003 as guide for anyone, including those with no experience at all of the countryside and field sports, to the noble art of falconry . After encountering his first hawks as a teenager, Tony came back to the sport later in life, fulfilling his ambition to become a falconer and pursue his passion for flying hawks. He was editor of the British Hawking Association’s journals, and became a champion for creating access to the sport of falconry for anyone. He wanted others to experience the unique partnership of falconer and hawk and the connection with nature which that can bring.
Will Garfit was born in 1944 in Cambridgeshire where he still lives. He developed an award winning (Laurent Perrier, 1988 – now the Purdey Award) site of old gravel workings for wildlife and game which became the subject of a book Will’s Shoot in 1993, later as Will’s Shoot Revisited in 2005. He is well known to readers of the Shooting Gazette for whom he has written a monthly column on pigeon shooting since 1994. As a sporting artist he has been an exhibitor at the Tryon Gallery since 1981 and an illustrator of over thirty shooting and country sports books. He has appeared in the Top Ten Shots in various magazines and has sat on the Countryside Alliance Conservation and BASC Game Shooting committees.
Freelance journalist and author Tom Quinn has written for a number of national magazines and newspapers including the Times, Telegraph and Daily Mail. He was formerly Assistant Editor of Trout & Salmon magazine and editor of The Countryman.
Sylvia Loch discovered classical High School riding in Portugal. In 1984 she founded the Lusitano Breed Society of Great Britain and was awarded an Honorary Instructorship by the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. She trained with a Former First Chief Rider of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and founded The Classical Riding Club in 1995.
Susan Kauffmann has been a professional in the horse industry for over three decades. The early part of her career was devoted to training and coaching, then in 2004 she branched out to become an equestrian journalist and photographer specializing in topics relating to equine health and welfare. She has been widely published in magazines such as EQUUS, Trail Blazer, and Western Horse Review, for whom she also served as Health Editor. In addition, Susan has written content for a number of courses for Michigan State’s ‘My Horse University’ program, gives educational classes and seminars for horse owners, and still trains horses and riders using a blend of classical and natural horsemanship philosophies. Susan lives with her husband, three horses, a mini donkey, and various cats and dogs in northern Nevada, where she is active in wild horse advocacy and rescue.
Tim Cammisa of “Trout and Feather” has been a YouTube creator of fly tying and fly fishing videos for over seven years. He is a featured presenter and tier at events such as the International Fly Tying Symposium and Midwest Fly Fishing Expo, and has traveled around the country helping others improve their fly fishing and fly tying skills. Tim lives in Harmony, Pennsylvania.
Tik Maynard began riding with the Vancouver Pony Club, in Southlands, British Columbia. After achieving his ‘P’ rating, he began competing in Modern Pentathlon, where he represented Canada at three World Championships, and the 2007 Pan-American Games.
In 2008, Maynard began a journey to improve his riding. From Germany to Florida, from Alberta to Texas, and from Florida to New Jersey, Maynard was willing to go wherever he had to, to learn from the best. Along the way he discovered something more important: horsemanship. It is that idea that continues to motivate him.
Today, Maynard searches out knowledge from many sources, but his most important mentors are his parents and his wife. He is married to US Eventing Team Member Sinead Halpin.
Tammy Gangloff is an expert and leading authority on food dehydration. She is the face of, and with Steven Gangloff, the knowledge and information behind, Dehydrate2Store.com, a leading online resource in food dehydration education.
A stay at home mother of four, she is a strong believer in self-reliance and home preparedness, and avidly researched and practiced food canning, freezing, and dehydrating. Most interested in food dehydration, and unsatisfied with the resources available to her to learn the art, she began dehydrating foods full time and developing her own techniques. With her four dehydrators running day and night, Tammy has attempted to dehydrate nearly every available fruit, vegetable, and herb sold in the United States.
Tammy first gained widespread recognition through her instructional YouTube videos, and then through the development of Dehydrate2Store. She has since spoken on numerous talk radio shows and podcasts, and has been published in interviews in printed newspapers and online. She has also led talks at preparedness expositions, and served as an expert Technical Editor for The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Dehydrating Foods. Her fan base through Dehydrate2Store and YouTube includes tens of thousands of Internet followers, and a reach of millions of viewers in the United States and beyond.
Vanessa Bee is the founder of the International Horse Agility Club (thehorseagilityclub.com). With a training facility in England and her own method known as Positive Horsemanship, she specialises in building relationships between the horse and the handler from the ground up. Vanessa has been around horses most of her life, working in racing stables, then driving competitively in her early twenties when she was given an “unrideable” racehorse as a wedding present. She soon discovered that there are many ways of teaching horsemanship. Vanessa developed a series of courses that teach people of all abilities to achieve a positive relationship with their horse. By creating the ‘Club’, she provided a social and competitive outlet for those relationships to grow. Her previous titles include 3-Minute Horsemanship (JA Allen).
Suzan has ridden since she was very young; she now has the loan of a thoroughbred mare whom she rides as often as other commitments allow. She lives in Bedfordshire with her son and a variety of dogs and cats.
Edward Ralph Dexter CBE, known as Ted Dexter, nicknamed Lord Ted (born 15th May 1935 in Milan, Italy) is a former England International cricketer. A classical, hard hitting stylist and right-arm swing bowler, he captained Sussex and England during the early 1960s. Ted has also been a keen amateur golfer, captaining a winning Cambridge team and boasting some individual open victories along the way. He remains a member of Sunningdale Golf Club (Past Captain) and of the R&A.
Wenche Roald learned to knit at the age of five. She originally worked in systems development, but with her love of needles and yarn and an endless well of creativity, she gradually turned knitting and knit design from a cherished hobby into a full-time career.