Gilly Metherell

To describe Gilly Metherell as having spent her entire life with horses would almost be an understatement. Born and raised in the New Forest, Gilly's mother inspired her with a love and respect for horses whilst instilling the importance of good stockmanship and attention to detail.

 In 1985, Gilly married Richard Guy and moved to East Hill Farm in Wiltshire. She continued her interest in breeding and various forms of competition as well as bringing up her two daughters. Gilly decided to set up Cotley Hill Stud in 2004. 

Putting her lifetime of experience into action, Gilly started to choose her brood mares, adapt farm buildings to stables and foaling boxes and assemble a team of expert professionals for veterinary, backing and training.