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Tessa Greatrex

Tessa is very hands on in the yard and rides out 3 lots every morning.  She works for Highflyer Bloodstock as a bloodstock agent and has already achieved an outstanding winners to purchases record buying numerous winners.  

As well as being very involved in the day to day running in the yard and attending the races,  there are two daughters to look after - Evie and Nell who can regularly be spotted on the gallops or on their ponies.  The latest addition is due at the beginning of October.

Please feel free to contact Tessa if you would like to discuss upcoming sales or if you require any bloodstock advice.  07976 75115


Head Lad

Graham Baines
Graham has been with me since day one. He has previously worked for Bob Buckler, Oliver Sherwood, Michael Dickenson in America and was with Brendan Powell for 7 years as Head Lad. He is hard working, thoughtful, conscientious with a great temperament and very knowledgeable. He is an integral part of the team and irreplaceable.
photo supplied by Toby Connors

Travelling Head Lad

Guy Anstey
Born in Devon, Guy rode ponies from an early age.  Abandoned a Farriers Apprenticeship to start work from Josh Gifford and then on to Jenny Pitmans and became history's worst jump jockey, but learnt a lot.  Spent 9 years as Travelling Head Lad to Brian Meehan as well as 7 years with Barry Hills and is very happy to be back with jumpers.



Conditional Jockey

Gavin Sheehan
Gavin was champion pony race rider in Ireland.  He had a successful period with Charlie Mann as Conditional Jockey. He is a great horseman with a natural talent and an asset to the team. 

Conditional Jockey

Conor Walsh
After the success of Gavin last season, I was keen to find another young conditional to fill his position.  I had put the feelers out in Ireland and was advised to watch Conor.  He had worked for Jim Bolger which is a great place to learn and then went to Paul Nolans where he gained further experience.  He has had over 100 rides and has ridden 6 winners.  This is great as he has experience but still has alot of his claim left.  He can also claim easily off the minuimun weight.   He has been here a few weeks and has settled in very well. He rides well and works hard.  He has done plenty of schooling for me already and seems very accomplished.  he has big boots to fill but if he keeps his head down, there will be plenty of opportunities for him.

Racing Secretary

Oriana-Jane Young
Jane has previously worked for Brendan Powell, Charlie Mann and more recently was Racing Secretary to John Hills.  She is forward thinking and very organised and also comes in to ride first lot every morning.  She is great with my owners and keeps things running smoothly.



Stable Lad

Joe Curtis
Joe joined us this season having worked at a pre-training yard and therefore has valuable experience with young horses. He is incredibly keen and already a valuable member of the team and never without a smile.

Stable Lad

Adam Curtis
Adam completed the 9 week Foundation Course at The British Racing School and joined us in November 2012.  He has been riding since a very young age and has previously worked for Eve Johnson-Houghton and Henrietta Knight.


Stable Lad

Lewis Courtney
Lewis has recently graduated from The British Racing School in Newmarket and joined us at the end of July.  He started riding with his local hunt at a young age and aspires to beecome a Conditional Jockey in time. He is very enthusiastic and is settling in well.


Stable Lass

Stacie Bromley

Stacie has been riding from a very young age and riding racehorses from the age of 12.  She has had a few rides in point to points and previously worked for Ben Pollock and more recently in a pre-training yard working with young stock.  She is enthusiastic and always has a smile. 



Work Rider

Ian Yeates
Ian was pupil assistant to Noel Chance when Looks Like Trouble won the Gold Cup. He rides out here and works on the stalls in the summer. He is very knowledgeable and a good rider – a valuable asset.

Work Rider

Olly Kozak
Olly has previous experience working for Jim Old, David Gandolfo and Oliver Sherwood. He also works on the stalls and rides out for me through the season. Very knowledgeable and a good rider – a valuable asset.


Work Rider

Ashlee Price
Ashlee also works on the stalls.  He rides out for us in the morings and is a great horseman.

Yard Man

Martin Drinka
Martin joined us in September 13.  He always has a smile on his face, he loves his horses and works very hard.