Assistant Trainer / Work Rider / Office
Daisy is of course the better half of Brian, together they make a great team. Daisy ensures the smooth running of the yard and is in charge of the team below as well as riding out & looking after all the office work. There certainly aren't many jobs she doesn't take on through the course of a week!
Travelling Head Girl / Rider
Jess has been with us for over five years now and is a very valued member of the team. Jess loves every one of the horses she looks after and does a fantastic job with them, she turns the horses out to an outstanding standard where you will often see her winning best turned out on a regular basis. It has been great to see her confidence grow so much since she started here with us. She also very successfully competes her own horses in her spare time. Jess reached the final ten in the Godolphin Stud & Stable awards 2019 from hundreds of entrants and also rode in the Betfair Charity race at Newton Abbot on Johni Boxit also in the summer of 2019.
Shaun has been with us since the start of 2021, his knowledge is gaining all the time and he is an asset to have in the yard. Shaun goes racing and works well within the yard.
Part Time Rider
Olivia has a wealth of experience in the racing industry and is a very accomplished rider, she is very light and is a good asset riding work.
Transport / Clipping / Allrounder
Antony has worked within the racing industry for many years and has a wealth of experience, he trains his own point to pointers in his spare time. Antony sometimes rides out as well as doing a lot of the transport jobs, attending the sales, picking up horses, taking horses to the vets etc. Antony also now does all our clipping.
Lucy is Jess' younger sister. She is great in the yard and also rides to a good standard, she loves learning and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the job and its great to now have her here full time, hopefully this year she will attend the BRS to gain her NVQ.
Alisha has just finished school and has started an apprenticeship with us and hopes one day to fulfil her ambition to become a jockey.
Pete has been our farrier from the start and does a great job, he is brilliant at helping horses with very poor feet, he usually visits the yard twice a week.
John Hankinson & Steve Walsh
Equine Manipulations & Veterinary
John has also been working with us for several years and is fantastic for helping keep the horses in great physical shape, he works with some of the biggest names in the the industry so can only be a very useful asset. John introduced us to Steve who does a great job working with John to keep the horses in the best physical shape possible, Steve has worked all over the world and now works for the highly regarded Summerhill Equine Vets.
Paul handles all our day to day routine vet work and also assists with the stud business.
Paddy Cowley (NH), Paul O'Brien (NH)
These two come in and ride out several times a week and are invaluable in riding work and schooling. They have both ridden us winners and they do a great job!
Ollie, Red & Smudge cannot be missed when anyone visits the yard, always in mischief but great company and good guard dogs.