Name: Rosie Barber

Job Title: Insurance Technician

Interesting Facts about Rosie:

  • She competes with Horseboarding UK in the national horseboarding championships.
  • She breeds gypsy cobs and currently has 6 of them because she is rubbish at selling them!

About Rosie

Rosie started working for Equesure in January 2018 as an Insurance Technician. She has an extensive equine background and has taken to insurance like a duck to water, so much so that she is now leading the team and training all the new recruits – wow!

Rosie studied Horse Management at Hartpury College and has since applied this knowledge to previous job roles at a local polo club and The College of West Anglia, where she’s developed her knowledge and skills further.

Rosie is clearly a workaholic since she holds down 3 jobs AND teaches riding lessons!

Rosie's Horses:


Breed: Gypsy Cob

Height: 14 Hands

Gender: Gelding

Age: 18 years

Dunrose Pistachio (Mr.P)

Breed: Gypsy Cob

Height: 15 Hands (still growing)

Gender: Colt

Age: 2 years

SD Gabriella (Brie)

Breed: Gypsy Cob

Height: 14.2 Hands

Gender: Mare

Age: 6 years


Breed: Gypsy Cob

Height: 15.2 Hands

Gender: Mare

Age: 5 years

Coates Pinky Promise (Inky)

Breed: Gypsy Cob

Height: 13 Hands (still growing)

Gender: Filly

Age: 2 years

Dunrose Skydancer (Kleo)

Breed: Gypsy Cob

Height: To make 14.2 Hands

Gender: Filly

Age: 3 Months

A person riding a horse board being pulled around a course by a horse and rider

Photograph Courtesy of: Natalie Free Photography

We asked Rosie…

What age did you start riding?

I first tried riding on a PGL riding holiday when I was 10, I came back and had lessons for a few years before getting my first horse on loan at age 14. I bought my first horse after college in 2008 and haven’t been without a horse since.

Which disciplines do you take part in?

This is always a good topic of conversation, I compete Levi in Horseboarding! We had fun pulling sledges in the snow and at one point someone spoke of a sport that was quite similar and one which you could compete all year round – so we got involved! The basic principal is a horse and rider pull a ‘boarder’ around a slalom course, around obstacles and against the clock. The fastest rider NOT to have tipped their boarder over wins! All combinations are welcome, Consider It Dun (my team) compete all over the UK and internationally.

Mr.P and Inky are just babies at the moment, growing up in the field eating money. They have been to a couple of local events to get some experience of the world and will start proper training when they are 3 or 4 years old.

Darcey and Brie are broodmares but they have both also been broken to ride. Darcey should hopefully be in-foal next year and Kleo was Brie’s foal, born on the 4th of May this year – as you may have seen on the Equesure Facebook page!

Favourite part of your job?

After breaking my ankle about 4 years ago and now having arthritis I can no longer work on my feet around the yard. So with the Equesure offices being so close to home and keeping my equine skills somewhat in use, it is just the perfect job. Plus the opportunities to attend the shows with the team is a lot of fun!

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Ʊ Trailer   

Ʊ Rider 


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