Emma has been in racing since she was 16, working for a variety of trainers in Newmarket and Lambourn gaining valuable experience from each yard. She was an accomplished amateur rider and rode fourteen winners. She was also a member of the Fegentri team which rode in Boston and Chicago in 2002. Now she assists husband Dave with the day to day running of the yard and is in charge of most secretarial duties.
Tara Mitchell Ground Staff & Racing Tack
Tara is one of our longest serving employees and takes huge pride in all she does, whether its in the stable or at the races. Tara is very much part of the furniture and the place wouldn't be the same without her! She keeps our team of yard staff well organised and is in charge of our racing tack room.
Lisa Mitchell Senior Staff & Medic
Lisa is extremely well organised and loves her horses, paricularly taking them racing and turning them out to an extremely high standard. She has worked in top jump yards in the past and crossed paths with assistant trainer Emma when they both worked for Jenny Pitman. Lisa is also one of our yard medics and takes great care in looking after any equine injuries.
Wendy Steele Work Rider
Wendy spent many years working for Ed Dunlop in Newmarket but has since moved to wales and now lives locally to the yard. She got in touch with us wanting to get back into riding out and hasn't looked back - even riding our yearlings!
Gina Mangan Jockey
Gina holds her professional jockey license and has recently started working for us full time. She is very hard working and a great asset to the yard. She has plenty of experience for a 7lb claimer and is sure to ride us plenty of winners.
Harri Like Ground Staff
Harri used to ride out for us a few years ago prior to having her two children and recently started back part time. She comes in for a few hours every morning to help on the ground and has got back in the saddle a few times when we have been short! She's always smiling and a pleasure to work with.
Ricky McKenna Ground Staff
Ricky lives locally and has joined our team as a member of part time ground staff. He is very enthusiastic and carries out his duties to a high standard. He is also a dab hand with a needle and thread so helps us with alterations to racing silks etc.,
Georgina Davies - work rider Georgina has been with us since May & is a happy & enthusiastic character who is just about to get her amateur licence out. She loves going racing & drives the little horse box & will gladly turn her hand to most jobs.
Philip Thomas - work rider Phil has been with us since Christmas 2018 & has enjoyed several placed rides as an amateur rider. He has experience of point to pointing & hunter chasing but after a nasty tumble will probably stick to the level for the time being!
Joshua Oglesby - work rider Josh has been with us since March 2019 & is quite tall but rides out & is happy to do all duties that come his way. He also enjoys going racing & getting out & about.