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.
Shannon O'Connor Doran
Part Time Stable Staff / Rider
Shannon has experience in Ireland working for Mouse Morris as well as spending a season with Colin Tizzard over here, shes great to have around and gets on with any job required.
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 also hopes to attend the racing school this year to start her on her path of becoming a jockey, she is keen to learn and helps out at weekends and when needed.
Pete has been our farrier for a very long time now and does a great job, he has been with us since before the start and 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 vet work and also assists with the stud business.
Paddy Cowley (NH), Trevor Whelan (Flat), Paul O'Brien (NH) & Harriet Tucker (Amateur)
These four come in and ride out on a regular basis and are invaluable in riding work and schooling. All four have 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.