Meet the Team
Meet our specialists...
Hannah Wild: Founder
B.Sc (Hons) Equine Science, E-SQP (Suitably Qualified Person)
Awarded 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year 2015
Hannah launched Supplement Solutions in 2004, and has developed the business into the UK’s leading online equine supplement specialist. In 2007 she was awarded BIBA “Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, was a runner up in the 2009 BIBA "Business Woman of the Year" and 2013 in the BIBA's for "E-commerce Business of the Year" and "Business Woman of the Year". In 2015 she was awarded the National Title of 3D Equine Worming SQP of the year, an amazing accolade which reflects her dedication to correct and strategic worming.
Working in the equine and veterinary industry previously, she noticed that many equine and pet shops did not stock all the ranges of supplements available on the market. In addition, working full time meant that she struggled to buy supplements as her local tack shop was closed after working hours. Taking the plunge she launched supplementsolutions.co.uk aiming to provide an informative website with a wide range of supplements (and sizes) at affordable prices, and 24 hour shopping. She has been determined to be a specialist in the field of supplements (and healthcare) with excellent product knowledge and maintain efficiency in dispatch of orders.
Hannah graduated from Bishop Burton College with an equine degree and has been involved with horses all her life. She was an active member of Lancaster Pony Club and has ridden from an early age. She has competed in British Eventing Horse Trials for the last 15 years with many different horses, reaching intermediate level on her best horse Rocketman.
Due to business commitments, and a young family, Hannah has less time for competing and is concentrating on bringing on a Hanoverian x Irish Draught called Ravi and looking after her cheeky 14.1hh Welsh Section D, Millie, who after a successful eventing career has now had her first foal.
Hannah's sons William and Sam have their own pony Miss Melody, and Hannah suspects she will soon be adding 'Pony Club mum' to her endless list of responsibilities!
The family also own two dogs Mischief, a Sprocker and Minnie, a Whippet who regularly cause chaos at work.
Hannah is still fully involved with Supplement Solutions and has recently helped develop an Annual Strategic Worming Programme product to ensure customers worm their horses in accordance with their individual needs.
Laura Nelson: Supplement Specialist
Level 3 Diploma Horse Management
Laura has worked on a range of yards from livery and competition to teaching in a riding school. Whilst studying Horse Management at college, Laura developed a keen interest in equine nutrition and is looking forward to strengthening her knowledge in her role as Supplement Specialist.
Laura has been around horses since she was young, taking part in Pony Club, local riding clubs and clinics with her native ponies. She currently owns Chardonnay, a 7-year-old Warmblood Mare. They compete in dressage and show jumping competitions regularly and are members of British Eventing. Laura hopes to progress through the levels Eventing with Chardonnay in the future. Chardonnay is very intelligent and excitable, especially out competing. Laura adds a calming supplement to her daily feeds to encourage her mare to relax and focus.
Laura also has two sibling Jack Russell x Patterdale puppies, Monty and Tinkerbell. She spends a lot of time taking them out as they love meeting new people.
Hannah Millen: Supplement Specialist
BA (Hons) Equestrian Management & Development
Hannah is a Supplement Specialist at Supplement Solutions. She graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Equestrian Management & Development from Myerscough College in 2016. Before gaining this qualification Hannah also successfully completed a FdA Degree in Equestrian Management & Technology, a Level 3 Extended diploma in Horse Management and an NVQ Level 2 in Horse Care.
Having a passion for horses from a very early age meant that working within the equine industry has always been Hannah’s dream. As a child she spent weekends and school holidays volunteering at riding schools until she eventually she convinced her mother to buy her a horse.
Hannah and her first horse Scout enjoyed competing in all sorts of disciplines from showing to show jumping which was both their favourite thing to do, they also spent time training with BYRDS (British Young Riders in Dressage Scheme) and won numerous rosettes, trophies and prizes at different levels.
When Scout sadly passed away, Hannah invested in a project horse named Orlanda. Orlanda was a Welsh Section D who had a very limited ridden career, and together they worked towards competing in ridden and working hunter classes at county level. Orlanda was a typical Welsh pony who required a specific diet to ensure she didn’t become overweight, she also had sweet itch which was successfully controlled with supplements. Hannah reluctantly sold Orlanda when she discovered she was expecting her first child and would no longer be able to dedicate enough time to her - however we are sure she will be back in the saddle soon!
Hannah also has a Labrador named Charlie who she spends lots of time with both walking, playing and training.
Hannah has developed lots of practical skills and knowledge within the industry from working on numerous different yards including dressage, show jumping, hunting, college, livery and private.
Hannah has recently returned to work after maternity leave, having welcomed her son Freddie into the world.
Emma Sutton: Supplement Specialist
BSc (Hons) Equine Science
Supplement Specialist Emma is the newest member of the Supplement Solutions team. Having been around horses all her life (Emma’s aunt and uncle bred Welsh Section C ponies), working with horses was a natural progression for Emma.
Emma worked as a groom on a show jumping/livery yard for two years before leaving to study Equine Science at Reaseheath College. She recently graduated with a 1st class honours degree and her dissertation “Prevalence of metabolic and exertional related disorders in British large breed native ponies competing across different disciplines” was chosen for publication in her university journal.
Emma’s first pony was a homebred Section C called Lady. Lady by name and Lady by nature, Emma credits Lady with teaching her everything she knows! Emma and Lady had a successful ridden showing career, and she still competes Lady in senior showing and veteran classes.
Welsh Section C Indie, Emma’s current pony, has been with Emma since 2016. She showed her in young stock classes with great success and backed her as a 4-year-old. Indie has since been turned away to allow Emma to concentrate on her studies, but she hopes to have Indie covered in 2020 and start showing her again.
Charlotte Cross: Supplement Specialist
BSc (Hons) Animal Science
Charlotte graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc in Animal Science and joined the team as a Supplement Specialist in 2018. In the university holidays, Charlotte worked on a dairy farm and also helped at a sheep farm over the lambing season.
Having owned horses from a young age, Charlotte has developed a keen interest in the correct nutrition of animals. She owns a dun Connemara pony called Rockie who she used to compete mainly in dressage and showing. They now enjoy going for hacks around Lancashire. Rockie is a typical native pony who enjoys eating as much as he can, and so requires careful management to ensure he doesn’t gain too much weight.
Charlotte also has two cats; Daisy and Pebbles.
Charlotte is currently working part time at Supplement Solutions, while studying for her MSc in Biological Science.