Jenny has been organiser of The South of England Horse Trials since this event started 35 years ago and went on to form South Eastern Equestrian Services with the late George Nolan back in 1984. She now organises both the South of England (1), International (2) and Eridge Horse Trials as well as Pony Club showjumping and many other equestrian events.


Mother of International rider Pippa Funnell and event horse owner her wealth of knowledge and expertise within the equestrian world is hard to match. Many will see her at events around the country as well as fronting the Secretarial office at Brightling Horse Trials. She has also been keeping the show jumpers in order at The South of England Show since before the Society moved to Ardingly.



Jenny Nolan:

Joint Organiser

Tim Nolan:

Joint Organiser

Tim took over from his late father and now helps run the operations, accounting, tradestand and sponsorship side of the events. Having previously been in the hospitality business for many years he has a wealth of experience in event organisation.


Having grown up in and around horse trials earning pocket money as a child creosoting cross country fences he now finds himself some twenty years later back again creosoting fences before each event. You will also see him stewarding at other shows.


Outside of the Event organisation Tim now runs a landscaping and property maintainance business in the South East.



Scott Brickell:

Cross Country Course Builder and Designer

Scott has been involved with us from the start of his career. A qualified and officially recognised BE course builder and designer. He has been a part of the construction team at Burghley for many a year and has gain a wealth of knowlege from working closely with the likes of Captain Mark Phillips and Philip Herbert who is also our long standing Technical Adviser for all of our Horse trials.


Scott has recently been appointed as one of the official course builders for London 2012 Olympics in Greenwich Park .  

Website design:  Tim Nolan

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Jenny Nolan with her daughter Pippa