The Team

                  

Andrew Doyle

Assistant Trainer

Andrew joins us as assistant trainer at the beginning of the 2018/19 season, having been based with Paul Nicholls for six seasons, the last four of which he was pupil assistant at Ditchheat. Andrew has always been around horses and has ridden 32 winners as an amateur in Irish point to points and under rules, he has ridden for Ireland in the Fegentri series.

 Andrew brings a huge amount of racing knowledge to the team, and will be working alongside Neil and the senior staff to ensure the yard runs smoothly.

 

Liz Harrington

Office and Racing

Liz takes care of the day to day office work for me and goes racing most days when I have a runner.

 Racing is what she lives for.

 

Georgina Murgatroyd

Head Girl

Georgie joined me in the summer of 2011. Georgie works to a very high standard which is fantastic for me knowing that the staff care. She has a great deal of experience in the eventing and horse racing world. She is a great help to me and a hard-working team player. She has horses of her own who she regularly competes in her own time.

 

Maisie Bush

Head Girl

Maisie joined in the spring of 2016. She enjoys hunting and team chasing with her own horse when she gets the chance and also has shown ROR horses. She has a wide range of experience and skills including breaking-in, pre training and comes from a point to point background. Maisie has a real affection with Carole's Destrier and is a great asset to our yard.

    

Shannon Scrivens

Barn Leader

Shannon joined me in July 2014 after spending three months at the British Racing School in Newmarket. She is a local girl who was brought up with ponies and is a keen and dedicated member of the team.

 

 

 

Christie Revill

Barn Leader

Christie joined me from the Northern Racing College following the completion of her NVQ level 1 in race horse management. Her riding has improved drastically in the time she has been with us and she is a caring and considerate member of the team. She is a hard worker and quickly completed her NVQ level 2, before undertaking her level 3 which she is currently working towards. 

 

 

  

 

Millie Wonnacott

Barn Leader

Millie joined the yard in September 2016 and has fit in well. She has worked with horses from a young age and has a pony racing background. She has a couple of horses of her own to ride in point to points this season and also recently taken out her amateur licence.

 

 

 

 

Harry Reed

Conditional Jockey

Harry joined us in January 2017. He has had plenty of race-riding experience and has fit in well with the other lads. He has been around horses from a very young age and has done plenty of hunting and pony-racing. He is a good addition to the team and his 7lbs claim will be a great asset to us this season.

 

 

 

 

Philip Donovan

Conditional Jockey

Phillip joined us in February 2017 and claims a valuable 7lbs. His father breeds a few mares and trains a few pointers so he has had experience helping out with those while growing up. He took out his apprentice licence and rode on the flat in Ireland for three seasons before coming to the UK and switching to the jumps, spending time with Fergal O'Brien before moving to us. In his spare time, Phil will regularly be seen with a snooker cue in hand or watching the hurling on TV.

 

 

Billy Page

Travelling Head Lad

Billy has ridden since a young age, moving into racing from a mainly hunting background and being involved with the pony club. He holds an HGV licence and drives our lorry to the races - Billy is a great asset to the yard and he always has a smile on his face. 

 

 

Andriy Severin

Head Yard Man

Andriy has been with me since the first day I started training. He is a very experienced horseman and all of his experience has been on the yard. Andriy is a very conscientious worker and a very trustworthy man. Andriy will not leave a job until it is done properly.

 

 

James Paget

Stable Lad

James worked for me for several seasons before spending the summer of 2016 in Jersey where he had two rides on the flat. He recently returned to the yard and hopes to get more experience race-riding in the future. James has a particular affection with younger horses.

Anna Small

Barn Leader

Anna joined the yard in late January 2017. She came to us after completing a three month course at the Northern Racing College as well as gaining her Level 3 Diploma in Equine Management. Anna is a hard working member of the team.

Dalpat Singh

Stable Lad

Dalpat joined in summer 2015 and has worked in racing since a young age. He has worked in several different countries, he loves to go racing with the horses he rides and is a reliable member of the team.

 

Prem Singh

Stable Lad

Prem has also worked in racing many years. He does not go racing but rides out and works hard on the yard at home, helping out with yard duties on occasions too.

 

 

 

Daisy

Watts Hewson

Stable Lass

Daisy is new to the team and has fit in really well. She has two horses of her own at home and worked for an arab endurance yard for 3 years, before deciding she fancied getting involved in racing. Daisy works hard around the yard and is enjoying her transition to working with thoroughbreds. In her spare time she competes her younger horse in British dressage.

 

 

Sophie Norejko

Stable Lass

Sophie joined the team in August 2016. She has lots of general riding experience and vast amount of horse care knowledge. Sophie is an asset to the team, she is great help with the clipping and mane-pulling when necessary. Sophie has been gifted John's Luck by his owners since his retirement, she is hoping to hunt and team chase him in her spare time. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amelia Norris

Stable Lass

Amelia has worked with horses from a young age and recently came into racing industry joining us here in October 2017 from a showjumping yard in Dorset. Amelia fits in really well and is a hard working and considerate member of the team.

 

 

Joan Cousins

Part-Time Stable Lass

Joan has been with us for a couple of seasons, joining us from the stud she had worked at for over 20 years before it closed down due to the owners retiring. She has a plethora of experience from working with foals, to breaking horses in, completing pre-training and has also ridden in point to points. In her spare time, Joan loves socialising with friends and eating out and she is a vital member of the team.

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting Image

 

 

 

Sam Ward

Part-Time Stable Lass

Sam joins us several days a week and brings a wealth of experience, having worked for several yards in the past. She has worked with breakers and been involved in pre-training as well as having experience hunting and showing. She only joins us part time as she has a young daughter and is busy running her sheep farm. 

 

 

 

 

Robyn Waterson

Part-Time Work Rider

Robyn is a familiar face around the yard as she has been with us for several seasons. She now works full time for Equine Products UK Ltd but still comes in as much as she can to ride out and also provides nutritional support and advice to the yard.

 

 

 

Liam Harrison

Part-Time Work Rider

Liam is the baby of the gang, riding out most Saturday mornings and school holidays. He had great success with competitive racing ponies and rides to an extremely high standard. He is very talented and we are all hoping that he is going to be a top jockey one day.

 

 

Andzrej Zmunda

Yard and Gallops Man

Known as Andy, his most important job is to maintain the gallops so that they are freshly harrowed and rolled for the horses to safely exercise each morning. He helps keep the yard nice and tidy from washing the lorries to cutting the grass - a key member of the team. 

 

 

 

Yuriy Oberemok

Part Time Handy Man

Yuriy helps muck out around the yard when needed and is very good with the handyman jobs. He is a great help and very useful to us all.

 

 

 

 

 

Alex John

Yard Man

Alex is a hard worker on the yard. He always has a smile on his face and is very polite and helpful. He works to a high standard and is very quick and efficient - he's a good member of the team.

 

 

 

Anoup Pille

Yard Man

Anoup is another member of the yard team. He is helpful and hard working and keeps things running smoothly alongside the other lads. 

 

James Taylor

Work Rider

James has a a vast amount of experience with horses ranging from doing stud prep and sales prep to handling stallions in both the UK and NZ.  James spent time as a work rider in Australia as well as working with breakers and pre trainers. In his spare time James likes to Event and has competed upto 2* level in eventing. James has joined us having been a yard manager for the last 3 1/2 years at an ex racehorse rehabilitation centre

Millie Janes

Work Rider

Millie has studied sports coaching at Hartpury College . Millie has grown up around horses which she evented and show jumped. Last year Millie spent 10 months in Australia working with Ellerston Onassis Polo. Millie has joined us having been working at a retraining centre for ex racehorses.

Amber Clements

Stable Lass

Amber joins us this season, having work for a couple of different trainers since leaving school. She has also had experience working in a riding school alongside competing her own horses since childhood. Amber is working towards her level two in horse care and welfare, she is keen to expand her knowledge in racing. 

Csaba Gergely (Levi)

Stable Lad

Levi has previously worked in eventing and showjumping. Levi has also worked as a show groom/travelling lad across Europe going to competitions. Levi has a love of horses and travel. This is Levi's first job in racing and he is keen to expand his knowledge and his riding ability.

 

Sara Maggi

Stable Lass

Sara joins us having obtained her level one at the Northern racing college and is currently working towards her level two. Sara has always been around horses and has a horse back in Italy. Sara has previously travelled across Europe as a Show Groom for an Irish showjumper. Sara has found her career path in racing from travelling in Australia where she was working for Emirates Park's throughbred stud and then their yearling team finally finishing her stint in Australia working in a flat yard. 

 

Sean Palmer

Work Rider

Sean has been in racing since leaving school. Sean was previously an apprentice jockey here in the UK and rode 5 winners on the flat before moving to live and work in Australia for a number of years, he went on to ride a further 29 winners during his time there, Sean returned to the UK in December 2017 and has recently joined us here at Conkwell Grange.

 

Lara Malcolm

Part Time Stable Lass

Lara comes in to help us a couple of days a week, while she is studying for her level 3 in equine management at Lackham College. Lara also works for an equine forestry business and has spent some time working for a riding school in Germany. 

Chloe Eyers

Part Time Stable Lass

Chloe comes into ride out and help around the yard at weekends and holidays while she completes her GCSE's at the moment, Chloe will be joining us full time when she leaves school this summer, she will be working towards her NVQ stages in Racehorse Care and Management while she is with us. Chloe has her own horses which she competes as well.

 awaiting photo

 Oleg Gavrysk

Yard Man

Oleg has joined the team in the spring of 2018 having previously had plenty of experience in flat racing, he has worked for Mark Johnson and Andrew Balding before joining us, he has a great love of racing and a great passion for the horses, he has very high standards and loves to go racing. he always has a smile on his face and a good bit of banter to go with it.