Contact ESMA

ESMA have an outstanding committee that supports members and for those interested in becoming a member. We occasionally hold CPD training for non ESMA practitioners. Please see the committee and their roles below as to who best to contact, however if you are unsure please contact Dee Holdsworth the ESMA Chairman.

Dee is the youngest Chairman to have ever stood for ESMA, but her experience and passion is second to none. Dee works with some of the world’s leading horses and riders, and was privileged to work and have clients at the London 2012 games and Rio 2016. Having worked and ridden internationally in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Dee has brought fresh ideas and her role is to oversee and be the voice and ears for ESMA, whilst managing events, marketing and roles within the organisation. Contact Dee at this address

Michelle worked in the pharmaceutical and IT industries for many years before leaving to bring up her family. During this time Michelle developed a keen interest in equine health and when her family became more independent subsequently decided to retrain as an equine sports massage therapist. Michelle works with a range of sport horses from those competing at grassroots up to elite level. In her spare time Michelle enjoys riding and competing her horse.

Michelle joined the ESMA committee in 2016 and is responsible for updating the web site and is also a first line of contact for ESMA member queries.

Contact Michelle:

Mary has over 25 years of experience as a BHS and Classical riding instructor, competitor and sports massage therapist. She has worked with many elite riders, leading trainers and top performance horses and continues to work with non-professional and professional horse and rider combinations.

Mary is passionate about rider correctness and symmetry and its effect on the horse’s way of going. With this in mind, Mary is able to combine her experience as a trainer and therapist to offer a truly holistic approach for the improved performance of both horse and rider.

Mary’s is in charge of ESMA’s CPD Days as well as the new E-Newsletter and paper format version. Contact Mary:

Merran qualified in 1996 as an equine sports massage therapist in the second intake taught by Mary Bromiley then at Downs House, Baydon, also qualifying as an ITEC human massage therapist there (taught by Rabbit, Marys daughter). A member of ESMA since its inception in 1996 and for a large proportion of this time has been the Secretary and Treasurer, seeing it grow enormously. Merran’s experience with horses has been in eventing, showing, hunting and working for a top class eventer and show-jumper, as well as always owning at least two horses herself. Contact Merran at this address
Emma owns and operates Surrey Equine Massage. Emma is qualified in Equine Sport Massage and also holds a BTEC Level 5 in Sport & Remedial Massage having trained at The London School of Sports Massage.

Emma wanted to be hands-on with horses to ensure that she did something that would provide improvement to their well-being. Having seen that in the USA and Australia regular sports massage treatments are part of most competition horses routine and horse-owners in the UK are now starting to incorporate this themselves. Emma works with both professional and amateur riders in a variety of disciplines.

Emma can be found out competing most weekends on her horse, Badger. He is a 16.1h Irish draught. Competing mainly in dressage at novice level and as well as being a keen Riding Club Member.

Emma looks after ESMA social media and advertising. She also works with Mary to provide content for the ESMA newsletter. Contact Emma at this address