Meet The Team

Sarah-Jayne

Sarah-Jayne

NH Trainer

Sarah Jayne attained her full public NH licence in 2012, having cut her teeth training over 60 point to point winners, many of them homebred youngsters or rejects from other yards. It only took a month before she started sending out winners under rules and she is now one of the new emerging trainers taking the NH scene by storm.

Coming from a farming family in Hereordshire, she was a keenshowjumper from an early age, graduating to riding many pointto point winners, before gaining her category B amateur licencewhich allowed her to gain valuable experience riding against professionals. As the racing bug took hold, she developed her

skills and knowledge working at local racing yards.

Sarah Jayne prides herself on meticulous attention to detail at every stage of training and this policy has seen her yard turn out a string of vastly improved horses.

Ryan Bradford

Ryan Bradford

Head Lad

Ryan completed his 9 week NVQ3 at Doncaster racing school before joining George Baker’s excellent team in Marlborough where he developed his work riding skills. At 6'2" he soon realised flat racing would be unrealistic so he joined SJD Racing to gain experience riding NH horses with a view to gaining his category A amateurlicence. He is a highly motivated and reliable member of the team and following a successful couple of seasons riding point to pointing he is now focusing his attention on the running of the main yard whilst also training the point to pointers from a separate yard.

Amy Watkins

Amy Watkins

Racing Secretary

Amy has re-joined the team as a part-time Racing Secretary, having previously worked here as a Work rider. Amy rides 2 or 3 lots and then spends the rest of the morning in the office. She is a confident rider and a valued member of the team.

Sammi Walters

Sammi Walters

Work Rider

Sammi has worked in racing for 6 years, having previously worked on an eventing yard. She has been with us for 4 years. Sammi combines her racing career with her own hair and beauty business.

Lily Dovey

Lily Dovey

Work Experience

Lily volunteers here at the weekends to gain work experience. She is looking forward to a career with horses in the future.

Chloe Walker

Chloe Walker

Stable Staff

Chloe has come to us after working in eventing and livery yards with a view to expanding her knowledge and experience. This is her first experiences of handling racehorses. She lives locally and is a cheerful and reliable member of the team and her mum makes great cakes for us! She is currently completing her Racehorse Care course at The Bristish Racing School.

Ireland Pearson

Ireland Pearson

Work/schooling Rider

A freelance work rider having completed a horse management course at college. We call on her services at busy times of the season, she also trains her own eventers at home.  

James Clarke

James Clarke

Farrier

     

Aidan Paterson

Aidan Paterson

Dentist

Based near to the M50 in Ross-on-Wye, Paterson Equine Dental offers a professional and reliable equine dental service primarily to the three counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, whilst also travelling further afield to South Wales, East and West Midlands and South East and South West regions.

Emma Phillips BSc (Hons) MMCA MIVCA

Emma Phillips BSc (Hons) MMCA MIVCA

Consultant Chiropractor