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 So’oialo (née 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
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
Ruth is an Equine Sports Massage Therapist with a wealth of experience and works with a number of elite riders and their horses. While studying for her BSc in Equine Sports Science Ruth was selected as a member of Hartpury College’s prestigious Elite Equine Academy and this opportunity fuelled her passion for equestrian performance. She completed a research dissertation to investigate the effects of lower back pain in the performance of the dressage rider which is published in the Journal of Comparative Exercise Physiology.

Ruth competes at PSG level in dressage on a horse she has produced from a 3 year old and aims to be selected for the home international again in 2018.

Ruth joined the ESMA committee in 2017 and is responsible for putting together the newsletter and keeping everyone up to date on social media!

Contact Ruth at this address