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.
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. He retains a ‘critical’ eye (often admiring) on the modern game in its many forms.
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. A ‘scratch’ player for many years he admits to an over technical approach to the game – good for discussion but not so good for scoring.
He likes to air his views on both games and will be delighted to share them with other sports fans from time to time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Visconte Simon Cocozza was born in Italy and educated in England. The family passion for horses inspired him to study for the BHSAI, followed by the Instructor training of the Advanced National Certificate in Equine Business Management at Warwickshire College of Equine Studies. This led to many years as a professional trainer contracted to some of England’s large equestrian centres. After returning to mainland Europe, Simon studied with some wonderful mentors and became driven to overcome the limits set by the horse industry on horses, and to discover the unifying principles behind Greek, Roman, and the Renaissance school of equestrian art to find ways of helping each and every horse be as healthy, happy and useful as can be. From his stable in Normandy, France, Simon became the first non-French national to obtain the Brevet Professionnel and become a trainer and examiner for the La Fédération Française d’Equitation (FFE). He now coaches biomechanically sound training techniques internationally.
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.
Tom Payne has shot since the age of 8 and shot his first individual pigeon bag at 13 where pigeon shooting became his main passion. After graduating from RAC Cirencester, Tom worked as a professional pigeon Shot and sporting agent. In 2007 he joined the West London Shooting School as a full-time game shooting instructor. After leaving West London Shooting School, Tom became a private game shooting instructor and specialist gun fitter for many gun companies and private clients from around the world. He is now recognised as one of the top pigeon and game Shots of his generation and regularly features in both Fieldsports magazine, the Shooting Times and The Field top shot lists.