The position includes all usual stable duties and racing. The ideal candidate will be able to drive a 3.5t horsebox.
Wages as per the NASS/NTF agreement. Normal hours 7.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday with one afternoon off per week. Saturday 8am – 12 noon. One Sunday morning every 3 – 4 weeks and no evening stables on a weekend.
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I took out a training license in February 2008 and have now trained over 315 winners and had over 700 placed horses. My hands on approach and time spent getting to know every horse’s individual personality and needs brings out the best in each of my equine inmates. The horses spend much of the day turned out in paddocks. Those that don't mix well go out separately but we have three gangs of geldings that go out together which takes them back to nature and brings out the herding instinct in them - there's definitely a pecking order!
Born into a family heavily involved in horses, I learnt to ride before I could even walk - on a donkey borrowed from
I couldn't wait a day too long for my first race ride, and on my actual 16th birthday I was lucky enough to have a ride in an Amateur Riders Race at
Ruth assisted her Grandfather for fifteen years before taking the license when he decided to retire in 2008. Those years were spent learning his unique training methods. The importance of treating every horse as an individual has been greatly impressed on her - how to make their time enjoyable, the importance of varying their routines, and how to keep them happy in their minds.
David held a trainers license for over 40 years.
He trained hundreds of winners – nobody seems to know the exact amount. He was the first trainer to turn horses out and lunge them as part of their day to day training routine - a method that is now used by many trainers including Dandy Nicholls who was Stable Jockey to the yard in the 1980's.
David trained horses that have been household names.
These include Soba 13 wins, Glencroft 17, Chaplins Club 24, No Submission 23, Tempering 22, Takhlid 20, Soaked 19, Redoubtable 21, Sharp Hat 24, Paddywack 21, and
Sadly David passed away in May 2011 but is remembered fondly by all who knew him.
Marion keeps us all on our toes with helpful reminders of declaration deadlines, transport organisation and vets visits. Plus never ending help with daily tasks such as book keeping and entries including evening stable duties when all the staff are away racing! Favourite horse currently in training - Lexington Place.
Jimmy first rode for us an apprentice in 2010 and has ridden us over a hundred winners since then! He is brave in the preliminaries and starting stalls and strong in a finish but Jimmy is also very patient with horses and will always give a fractious horse a soothing word and a pat down the neck rather than pick his whip up. Favourite horse currently in training - Sovereign Debt
Lucy joined us in January 2017, this is her first job in racing having previously worked with her Mum in their Kirbymoorside hair salon. Lucy gained experience riding racehorses at Roger Fell's on her days off and on her twin sisters point to point horse. Favourite horse currently in training - Pipers Note.
Emily joined us in June 2017 having worked at Riachard Fahey's. Her tasks include riding out, all usual yard duties, going racing and riding in amatuer riders races from time to time. Favourite horses are Impulsive Force and Mardy Gras.
Lorna worked for us the Summers of 2013 and 2014. She then went travelling, met her husband Andy and moved to the Midlands. She is back home to Yorkshire and back in the Team. Favourite horse currently in training - Mutamaded.
Nick started for us July 2018 having not worked in racing before but is soon getting the hang of it
Jess is Dan's daughter and is at college but comes in on Fridays and Saturday mornings to help on the yard with mucking out, haying and sweeping.
Jack rode 11 winners for us last year and comes into the yard once a week to ride out.
Favourite horse - Be Perfect.
I met Julie when we both rode in the 2016 Macmillan Charity race at York racecourse. Julie comes in several time a week to ride out and has now taken on travelling horses to the races! Favourite horse - Adventureman.
Froot is married to Mick Atkins who has shares in horses in training here at Mowbray and until 2018 was kind enough to administrate the sweepstake competition. Froot came to us early in 2014 when she got a place in the York McMillan Charity race. Although Froot had ridden since she was very young she'd never ridden racehorses. Froot was a quick learner and rode Gran Maestro to finish 4th at York. She enjoyed the riding and "craic" on the yard that she continued to come and ride out for us once a week until, sadly, rheumatoid arthritis made holding the reins difficult. Froot still helps us out on racedays when we have runners at multiple meetings and can be spotted in her various racecourse jobs at York, Nottingham and Market Rasen. Favourite horses currently in training - Be Perfect and Chaplin Bay.
Rich is my brother and has been a qualified farrier for 11 years. He had a handful of rides as an amateur on the flat, winning on Sharp Hat twice. He has also ridden 10 Point to Point winners. He rode Quito on his second run for us and finished 4th! Rich is lead singer in local band The Zooms click here to hear and see him in action. Favourite horse - Sovereign Debt.
Edmund and his team do most of our veterinary work including castrating the colts and specialising in horses with breathing problems. Edmunds facilities can be seen at Station House Vets.
Catriona trained with us last year to ride Tanawar in the Macmillan Charity Race at York, finishing 3rd. She carries out all the routine veterinary work in the yard, including flu jabs and castrating the colts.
My father is a great asset on busy racedays, transporting horses to the races, saddling and helping out. Having worked for Grandad, ridden as a conditional jockey and held a permit trainers licence - he has plenty of experience!
Mum puts together our Newsletter, runs the Sweepstake and her fantastic photos bring colour and style to the website. Along with Dad both are great at helping entertain owners at our Christmas Open Morning as well as the smaller syndicate mornings. Was hard to find a photo of Mum as she's always behind the lens but I hope to have a photo of her leading in a winner she bred soon! Favourite horses, her ginger homebreds!
The Horse Racing industry was new to Rog when we met but he is
now an important part of the yard, building new boxes, a walkway and general maintanence work. He also helps out feeding and getting horses in from the field when everyone is away racing. He enjoys coming to the races too if he has any time left! Roger has his own Plant Hire business constructing gallops, arenas, lunge pits, shed bases, farm tracks and roads, digging ponds and ditches.
Click here to find out more. Favourite horse in the yard - Troyboy the hunter!
Dan works with Roger, and like Roger can turn his hand at anything, often repairing things we've broken or making things we request.
We are delighted to have agreed a sponsorship deal with Realistic Games which allows the owners at Mowbray House to claim the vat back, saving them 20% on nearly all costs! Realistic Games supply their successful mobile and desktop games to a number of leading operators, including Bet 365, BetVictor, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, William Hill, Stan James, and Boylesports. Click here to view the website.
Everyone who visits the yard meets Minnie! Her favourite pastimes include eating, barking at strangers, chasing cats, sun bathing and killing an odd mouse!