Meet The Team

Paddy Dartnall

Assistant Trainer


Favourite Horse in the Yard: Haldon Hill

Katie Essery

Head Girl (Currently on maternity leave)

Background: Katie studied horse management and a business degree at Duchy College. She has worked in racing for 12 years, and in that time she has completed her NVQ level 3.

Favourite Horse in the Yard: Mahler’s First

Rachel Burrow

Stable Lass

Background: Rachel is a Devon girl who spent her childhood hunting as her father was in hunt service. She started work as a 2nd horse girl and over the years has worked in many Point-to-Point yards and Studs.

Favourite Horse in the Yard: Mahler’s First.

Lauren Milnes

Stable Lass

Background: Lauren was born in the New Forest and as a child did a lot of hunting and showing. She worked for 3 seasons for Mike Felton MFH doing his hunters and Point-to-Pointers and has worked for us for 4 seasons.

Favourite Horses in the Yard: Dancing Shadow and Admirals Secret.

Vinny Webster

Work Rider

Background: Vinnie is from Co Kilkenny and had never sat on a horse until he was 16! He worked for Willie Mullins and Andrew Slattery before joining the Army for 4 years. He came over to England in 2016 and has worked for Nicky Martin and Nick Williams.

Favourite Horse in the Yard: Hartnoll Hero

Rebecca Wingate

Stable Lass

Background: Becca went to Newmarket Racing School and then worked for Richard Fahey for 2 seasons. This is her 3rd season working for us.

Favourite Horse in the Yard: River Bray

Isabel Dartnall

Work Rider

Background: Issy was born in Wiltshire and spent her childhood hunting, showing, show-jumping and eventing. She rode and trained Point-to-Pointers and worked in French racing for quite a while. She is now a mum to Poppy (who loves all the horses) and rides and helps out at the yard as much as she can.

Favourite Horse in the Yard: Sweet Adare.

Isabella Leeman

Stable Lass

Background: Issy is a local girl who hunted and show-jumped her own pony. She started at the yard on work experience and has stayed!

Favourite Horse in the Yard: Cannock Chase Gelding

Chad Bament

Amateur Jockey/Stable Lad

Background: Chad is a local lad who competed in the Pony Club and did a lot of Pony Racing and is the younger brother of Jake. He is now in his 2nd season here at the yard.

Favourite Horse in the Yard: All of them!


Charlotte Stone

Yard Person

Background: Charlotte is a local girl who has been riding since she was 2! She has helped in livery yards and now rides one lot a day and helps with all the yard duties.

Favourite Horse in the Yard: Minnie Escape