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.
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
Emma is a Supplement Specialist at Supplement Solutions. 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 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 gained at the University of Nottingham. 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 and 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 who she has broken in herself and hopes to start taking to competitions and events in 2021.
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 different professional yards including Stud yards, 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 the different professional yards, Lauren has also 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.
Charlie Aston: Marketing & Website Co-Ordinator
Charlie is our Marketing and Website Coordinator at Supplement Solutions. Having a family that have worked/been involved with various equine sectors over the years and growing up with a passion for horses meant working in the equine industry has always been a dream of hers.
The love for horses started from a young age for Charlie, she spent her free time helping friends look after their ponies and volunteering at her local riding school. After convincing her parents to purchase her own pony, Bonnie, she started participating in local riding club events, Pony Club, unaffiliated competitions and clinics.
Charlie purchased a project horse called Grace before she relocated from Essex to Lancashire. Grace was a Welsh Section D, who had been put in foal and had a very limited ridden career. Charlie reluctantly sold Grace shortly before having her first child, who she is now teaching to ride on a 12hh Welsh Section A called Chico.
Charlie also has a one-year-old King Charles Cavalier x Bichon Frise that she rescued locally and enjoys taking on long walks in the countryside.
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.