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”. She was a runner up in the 2009 BIBA "Business Woman of the Year". In 2013 the BIBA's for "E-commerce Business of the Year" and "Business Woman of the Year". In 2015 Hannah was awarded the National Title of 3D Equine Worming SQP of the year. This is 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. 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 to provide an informative website. The aim was to have 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.
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 15 years with many different horses, reaching intermediate level on her best horse Rocketman.
Due to business commitments, and a young family, Hannah has had a break from competing. She now has a lovely ID x called Nancy, whom she hopes to take eventing (albeit a much lower level), and maybe a few working hunter shows. She also owns Millie, a cheeky 14.1hh Welsh Section D, who after a successful eventing career has had two foals.
Hannah's sons William and Sam have their own pony Miss Melody, a gorgeous Welsh section A. She has now officially become a 'Pony Club mum', regularly attending Lancaster Pony Club.
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.
Lauren Carroll: Supplement Co-ordinator
NVQ Level 3 in Horse Care
Lauren is a Supplement Coordinator at Supplement Solutions. She was introduced to the equestrian lifestyle at a very early age and has always had a passion for anything to do with horses. During her childhood years, she travelled between the UK and Dubai, as her father is an ex-champion jockey. So she gained invaluable experience of high class sports horses, including training techniques and dietary requirements. She was also lucky enough to meet and be around world class trainers and owners.
Lauren has developed lots of practical experiences and knowledge within the industry from working on Stud, Showjumping, Dressage and Private yards. She was lucky enough to be able to work and compete in a variety of different disciplines. As well as working on different professional yards, Lauren has worked for a professional equine dentist and gained invaluable experience.
Lauren has ridden and competed a variety of horses in different disciplines including British Eventing, Endurance GB, Showjumping and Showing. She currently has a Welsh Section D called Angus, who she competes with on a regular basis.
She has achieved many qualifications including Equine Transport, Health & Safety Working in Equine Industry and NVQ Level 3 in Horse Care.
Sophie Reid: Supplement Specialist
BSc (Hons) Equine Science
Sophie is a Supplement Specialist at Supplement Solutions. She graduated BSc (Hons) Equine Science degree from Myerscough College in 2021 achieving a 1st class achievement.
She came from a non-horsey family but had an undeniable love for the animals from an early age. Sophie started riding lessons at five years old and from then onwards has always revolved around ponies. As a result, a career in this industry was always her dream! She even themed one of her A Level Art & Design projects around horses!
Sophie has mainly worked at riding schools, teaching lessons to pupils of all ages as well as caring for the ponies there. From this, Sophie began loaning a rescue Welsh Section A cross Cob called Diesel in 2018, who was incredibly overweight, laminitic and arthritic. With lots of patience and time, Diesel started really enjoying ridden work and even began schooling low-level dressage movements with ease! Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Diesel had to be returned to his owner in Cumbria.
Sophie currently rides her friends' horses in her spare time and hopes to loan or buy her own pony very soon!
She also has two cats named Echo and Bella. Echo is four years old and has been with her since he was a kitten, and Bella is a rescue kitten who was recently adopted by Sophie and her boyfriend!
Charlotte Cross: Supplement Specialist
MSc in Animal Science
Charlotte is one of our Supplement Specialists at Supplement Solutions. She has recently graduated from the University of Manchester with a MSc in Biological Sciences, following on from her BSc in Animal Science. She has gained practical experience working on many different equestrian yards, and also has experience with companion animals and livestock from placements in the university holidays.
Having owned horses and cats from a young age, Charlotte has always been interested in the correct feeding of animals. She has owned her Connemara pony, Rockie, for twelve years. Together they have enjoyed attending Pony Club events, dressage competitions and shows. Last year, she bought a three-year-old Irish Sports Horse called Horace. She has since broken him in herself and hopes to start going to competitions and events in 2021.
Ashleigh Murphy: Marketing & Website Co-Ordinator
BSC (Hons) Equine Science
Ashleigh is the Website and Marketing Co-ordinator for Supplement Solutions. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) Equine Science from University in 2021 with a first-class achievement.
Ashleigh has been involved with horses from a young age after begging her parents for riding lessons at the age of 7. They both assumed she would give up after a few months. Little did they know she would be graduating with a first-class honour’s degree in equine science 15 years later! Ashleigh has had lots of experience in the equine industry previously working on stud, competition, and livery yards as stable staff and rider. She currently does not have her own horse, but is very lucky to ride a few horses for their owners. Hopefully in the not-too-distant future Ashleigh would like to get her own horse and do some eventing.
Through her riding job Ashleigh had the chance to learn the backing and breaking process and has since backed a few horses for her own projects and for clients. More recently Ashleigh had a job in retail selling high end products and clothes which guided her down the route of marketing.
When she gets the chance, Ashleigh also likes to go paddle boarding and skiing.
Sophie Walker: Supplement Co-ordinator
Sophie is a Supplement Co-ordinator at Supplement Solutions. She is a football loving girl and has supported the Manchester United Women's team since its reformation in 2018. She is looking forward to going to London to watch the women's Euro Final in 2022. Sophie's second picture shows one of Manchester united's players Millie Turner who Sophie was lucky enough to meet and get a photo with.
Whilst Sophie doesn't have a horse, she has a beautiful Siberian husky called Nishka. Nishka is 11 years old and is always happy to get a treat. Sophie's other pet is a cat called Bourbon (like the biscuit!). It turned out Bourbon had been going to another house for two years and was taking full advantage of two lots of love, attention and meals!
Dawn Hodgkinson: Finance Officer
Association of accounting Technicians Level 4 (AAT Level 4)
Dawn is our Finance Officer at Supplement Solutions. Dawn has been riding since the age of 5, having lessons and quite a few loan ponies but never her own. When she was old enough to get a Saturday job, she saved up and bought a 6 month old colt, called Bobby. Dawn didn't tell her family and kept him a secret for 6 months. She broke him in herself and then went on to compete in showing, working hunter, long distance rides and dressage for 27 years!
She lives with her husband Andrew, daughter Ella and son Alex, on a working farm. Dawn and Ella have competed in lead rein working hunter on 2 section A's, since Ella was little. They then moved up through cradle stakes and nursery stakes with a Section B.
Dawn enjoys hacking out when she can and spends time watching Alex play in Football matches in the local league. She also has 3 cats Dave, Harry and Purl and 5 chickens.