Full Name:Emma Rothchester (formerly Oakshot)
Birthday: 5th June
Marital Status: Married
Hometown: Buckinghamshire, UK
Current Location: Silverdale Stud
Occupation: Full time trainer at Silverdale Stud
Education: Bachelors in English, Edinburgh University, Phd in English, Oxford University.
Emma grew up in Buckinghamshire riding regularly from the age of 6, and getting her first pony age 9. She competed regularly in pony club, and when she was 14, upgraded to a larger pony and started focusing on dressage. She competed up to Intermediate level whilst eventing occasionally over the summer, until she went to University to study english, where she decided it was time to say goodbye to her now overgrown horse.
She took a short break from riding in her first two years at Edinburgh, missing her old horses and not wanting to get distracted from her degree, but by third year had convinced herself she was capable of juggling both and joined the university's team.
After Edinburgh, Emma went on to study english at postgrad at Oxford, but not after a gap year which she spent with her boyfriend from Edinburgh, Matthew Rothchester. They went their separate ways but kept in contact.
Whilst at Oxford, Emma continued to ride on and off whilst completing her studies, and in her second year Matthew returned and after another year of dating they got engaged + shortly after started a family.
She took two years out of her studies to have her daughter Charlotte, and the family moved to Oxford. In Emma's last two years of her PhD she met and befriended Elizaveta and the two women bonded over a mutual love of horses.
Post study, Emma lectured at universities and would write and ride in her spare time. Matthew and Charlotte also developed a love for horses and riding.
Emma came to be at Silverdale Stud after paying a visit to Elizaveta when it was recently renovated. All though she is a full time trainer, she does regularly take trips to lecture english at European universities.