Meet the Team


Vanessa Britton

Vanessa Britton, Editor

I have been involved with horses for most of my life, enjoying all the competitive disciplines from eventing to driving and even jousting and have been lucky enough to have owned some super horses along the way. My professional career started with work experience covering the Horse of the Year Show and I havn't looked back since, having written for the country's top national publications and had over twenty equestrain books published on a variety of topics.

I have lived in Norfolk since 1984 and have competed at and reported on, many local events and news stories. Editing EQ Life is a fantastic job as it it keeps me in touch with friends old and new and lets me talk about horses all day – what could be better?

Cathy Wood

Cathy Wood, Deputy Editor

Having grown up in Hertfordshire as a pony-mad child I moved to Norfolk to attend the University of East Anglia and have never left. I now combine my two passions of writing and horses and have worked on EQ Life since its inception, watching it grow and mature into the great local magazine that it is today.

I am often out and about reporting at events across the region, or on the phone trying to catch riders for quotes and researching features, and I am always on the look out for my next story. I have four years experience in equestrian journalism and have written for some of the country’s top equine publications, but EQ Life must be one of the most exciting as it’s about the equine world right on my doorstep.