Team Trackener - Ruth Box

Ruth Box

Sales & Marketing Manager

After learning to ride on her Dad’s ex-racehorse at the age of 7, Ruth has always been a keen equestrian, going on to compete in showing, dressage and showjumping throughout her teen years. During this time, she also worked as a groom on many different yards, gathering experience with HOYS show ponies, dressage horses, point to pointers and eventers.

Having always wanted to be a vet, Ruth spent a lot of her holidays undertaking work experience, spending a few weeks at a local mixed veterinary practice and Equine Hospital leading up to A levels. However, it was during this time, she realised that being a vet wasn’t quite what she expected or wanted as her main passion was for horses and their structure and anatomy. After discovering there was such thing as an Equine Science degree, Ruth began shadowing equine physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists to learn more and decided in 2013 to attend Oxford Brookes University to obtain her degree.

Although the course was thorough and prepared her for many different possible careers upon completion, Ruth found she still wasn’t quite getting her fix for learning the horse inside out and decided to enrol as an Equine Bodyworker with Equinology at Writtle college during the summers of 2015 and 2016. Here she qualified as an Equine Soft Tissue Therapist to compliment her First Class honours in Equine Science at graduation in June 2016.

It was shortly after her departure from university while working for herself at Box Soft Tissue Therapy, that Ruth first met Pauline at Trackener in the early stages and expressed interest for the product and idea. Later that year, Ruth suffered a bad riding accident which left her with temporary spinal damage and forced her to re-evaluate her work due to physical discomfort and time off needed for healing. Opting to try something new, she joined a graduate scheme at a Metal Stockholder selling non ferrous metals to gain telesales experience for almost a year. Although she thoroughly enjoyed it there, when an opportunity came up to be part of the Trackener Team in October 2017, it was too exciting an opportunity to miss.

Ruth now manages Trackener’s Sales and Marketing predominantly based from home in Kent and while out on the road visiting customers and conducting demonstrations. Her role also entails managing Trackener’s social media accounts, writing content for their blogs and attending Equestrian events when they exhibit. In her spare time, Ruth rides her loan horse, massages for a few friends as a hobby and enjoys reading, playing the piano and days out with her family.