Meet the Team

Meet the team at Carlton Performance Horses

Meet our team of experienced professionals who are focused on fostering the best out of your horse and providing them care that they need to succeed.

Carlton Performance Horses - Meet the Team - Jade Butler

Jade Woodhead Butler

Owner & Director

  • Ridden from the age of 12
  • Visited and trained in Germany at 18 love it
  • Partner with the horses Claire Graham from 16
Carlton Performance Horses - Coaching and Training

Claire Graham

Level 4 Para – Rider

  • Broken Neck
  • Paris to Canada
  • I have never not loved horses

Jackie Woodhead

Office Manager

  • Previous live CEO of EV for 5 years.
  • Loved horses as a child
  • Moved to Garfield 20 years ago

You may not see me, but you will hear from me.


Ebony Linford

Groom/ Rider

  • Worked for CPH 3 years
  • Disneyland also travel and work in stables in Europe
  • I got my first pony went I was 1 and half years old, and ever since my first sit I have loved everything about them… especially how you can work together as one.

Caitlyn Porter

Groom/ Rider

  • My worst injury was breaking my arm by falling off while attempting to jump
  • Germany or UK to see some of the best horses and riders in the world
  • I have always been around horses so have never not loved them


“Jade has been my coach for the past 2 years, starting with an extremely behind the leg lazy preliminary pony within months she had us firing on all cylinders and competing successfully at elementary level within a year, Jade has an eye for detail and a disciplined approach like no one I have ever trained with, with a beautiful nature that wants everyone to succeed. Her skills and talent as a coach come completely naturally.
I cannot recommend Jade highly enough! I’m afraid she’s stuck with me for life! I could never imagine 2 years ago I would be training medium level on this pony let alone dreaming big! Massive thank you Jade, you are an absolute asset to the industry.”

Jodie Barton

“I’ve been training with Jade for two years now. In that time I’ve gone from a PSG start to being now ready for an Inter A start. I’ve never ridden to these levels before, but we now have piaffe passage and onetime changes. I really thought I’d never get them.
Meanwhile she’s helped me with several youngsters that I’ve brought up to elementary and sold on.
Jade puts in 110% in to her coaching and has a catching enthusiasm along with an eye for detail. Nothing is too much trouble and no shortcuts are taken. 
Riders of any level will benefit from Jade’s friendly, honest expertise and I highly recommend her.”

Louise Maguire


“I have been having lessons with Jade for over 13 years. Jade strives to positively push her riders to get the most out of a combination. She genuinely wants the best for her clients and is invested in the journey. My horse also attends Carlton Performance horses to continue his training if I am away, looking after his training and welfare like he is her own horse. Highly recommend!”

Mellissa Hoskings-Taafe



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