Sarah Moulds: Primary School Teacher, Fox Hunter and Pony Puncher.

Last night we were tipped off about Sarah Moulds being the Cottesmore Pony Puncher. Various links were passed on to us, but we struggled to find a picture. One of the problems in finding an image to prove it was her was the fact that her facebook profile AND the Cottesmore Hunt facebook page had both been deleted. Her facebook profile URL shows her maiden name of Stimson.

This morning we noticed that a webpage listing Sarah Moulds as a team manager for the local Cottesmore Pony Club had been updated and mysteriously overnight her name had been deleted. Thankfully the Wayback Machine gave us access to the page from February this year:

But we still didn’t have a photo of Sarah Moulds that we could compare to the person filmed punching the pony at the Cottesmore Hunt…
Until this image was passed on to us of Sarah Moulds at a charity function at her school. We are not going to link to the school webpage and we have blurred out the childrens faces on this image from 3 years ago:

The shape of her eyes, eyelids, forehead and cheeks all match to the other two photographs we had found online of the person at the scene. The only real difference is length of her hair.

She holds a senior role at Somerby school:

She is not only a teacher but is also a trustee on the schools charity board and a director of the School:

We would implore everyone to please consider the children in this. Children should not be taken out Hunting. Not only will they be exposed to incredible animal cruelty, but there is always a risk of personal injury whilst out on a hunt. They may be deemed “accidents” but they could be easily avoided by simply not allowing children on hunts and we would ask people in the equine world to speak out on this point.

Children should never be exposed to animal abuse, but it’s even more traumatic for them when the animal abuser is in a position of trust; in this case a teacher and pony club team leader attacking animals when they lose their temper (something that many fox hunters are prone too).