Equine

Spears 2019

METTE & MICHEL ASSOULINE

ASSOULINE DRESSAGE

Equestrian power couple Mette and Michel Assouline run a dressage emporium in Essex where they train horses and riders. Both classically-practised, they offer a full range of services for the dressage enthusiast, from the amateur to the professional, which extends… Read More

NINA BARBOUR

BOLESWORTH ESTATE

International showjumper Nina Barbour also runs the Bolesworth estate: more than 6,000 acres of prime land that houses residential and commercial lettings and dairy farms, and home to Harthill Stud and the Bolesworth and Liverpool CSI4* shows. Harthill was established… Read More

TREVOR AND CAROLINE BREEN

BREEN SPORT HORSES

Professional showjumping couple Trevor and Caroline Breen set up their equestrian business Breen Sport Horses in 2011, the year they were married. Both compete on the international and national show jumping circuits – Trevor was a regular member of the… Read More

PETER & ROSS DOYLE

PETER & ROSS DOYLE BLOODSTOCK

For the Doyle family, bloodstock is quite simply in the genes. Peter’s father and Ross’s grandfather, Jack Doyle, was an iconic bloodstock agent with a career that spanned 60 years. Peter looks set for something similar: he started the agency… Read More

WILLIAM FOX-PITT

WOOD LANE STABLES

The first British rider to become world number one in eventing, William Fox-Pitt has become a household name, representing his country at every major championship over the past 16 years and winning silver at the 2012 London Olympics. He now… Read More

CHARLES GORDON-WATSON

CHARLES GORDON-WATSON BLOODSTOCK

With a client list ranging from Royals to the smallest syndicates, Charles Gordon-Watson is always willing to share his expertise. He formed Charles Gordon-Watson Bloodstock in 1985 after stints working for leading owner Robert Sangster, a thoroughbred PR company and… Read More

JOHN GOSDEN

CLAREHAVEN STABLES

Two-time Champion Trainer John Gosden has won over 3,000 races around the world, including over 100 Group 1s in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. He has also won the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe twice, and… Read More

SAM GRIFFITHS

A leading international event rider from Australia based in Dorset, Sam Griffiths’ latest success was at the Rio Olympics, where he was a member of the bronze-winning Australian team. He won Badminton in 2014, and represented his country at the… Read More

RICHARD HANNON JNR

HERRIDGE AND EVERLEIGH RACING STABLES

When Richard Hannon Jnr took over the family training business from his father, legendary trainer Richard Hannon Snr, in 2014, he got off to a dream start with triumphs at Royal Ascot. He proved himself during 15 years as his… Read More

HARRY HERBERT

HIGHCLERE THOROUGHBRED RACING LIMITED

Harry Herbert is the man behind the Highclere ownership syndicate, which for 22 years has been marrying quality flat racehorses with people with money. But it is distinct from the overwhelmingly rich who tend to dominate the racing world. He… Read More

RICHARD MARSH

TAYLOR WESSING

Richard Marsh, a consultant in the Disputes and Investigation group and former senior partner at Taylor Wessing, has honed considerable expertise on equine legal matters. Issues arising within this niche area include disputes about infertility insurance, and doping and drug… Read More

HARRY MEADE

HARRY MEADE EVENTING

Known for his consistently brilliant performances on the eventing circuit along with his well-publicised royal connections, Harry Meade continues to be one of Britain’s leading event riders after recovering from a serious injury. The son of Richard Meade, who won… Read More

RICHARD MORECOMBE

CHELSEA THOROUGHBREDS

Chelsea Thoroughbreds are in the business of supplying ‘the dream’ to those who love horse racing as much as they do. The Chelsea-based racehorse ownership club sources the very best horses for flat-racing and manages them in syndicates of ten… Read More

TONY NEWBERY & FIONA DUNNING

ASHBOURNE INTERNATIONAL STABLES

Husband and wife team Tony Newbery and Fiona Dunning established their equestrian businesses at Ashbourne International Stables in 1991. As well as training horses and riders up to world-class level, they source horses for clients with sporting ambition and those… Read More

AIDAN O’BRIEN

BALLYDOYLE

The son of a farmer and small-scale horse trainer from County Wexford in Ireland, Aidan O’Brien grew up with racing in his blood. He became Ireland’s youngest ever Champion Trainer in 1996, a title he has now held continuously since… Read More

ED SACKVILLE & ALASTAIR DONALD

SACKVILLEDONALD

SackvilleDonald offers 35 years of combined experience in the thoroughbred bloodstock industry. Alastair Donald and Ed Sackville bring a professional approach to buying and selling all types of racehorse, from yearlings to horsesin- training. This is reflected by 65 Group… Read More

ESTHER STIRLING

HARRISON CLARK RICKERBYS

Partner Esther Stirling started riding in childhood and continues to compete. Most of her equine clients are based in the UK, though she says ‘we often see instructions concerning the importing of sports horses from the continent’. A common issue… Read More

SIR MICHAEL STOUTE

HIGHCLERE AND FREEMASON LODGE STABLES

With a career spanning more than 50 years in the business, the Barbados-born Sir Michael Stoute is a true flat racing icon. He has won champion trainer ten times and is the only trainer to have won an English Classic… Read More

GEMMA TATTERSALL

TATTLETON ESTATE

Based in West Sussex, Gemma Tattersall runs an event yard, buying and selling horses, as well as bringing on future stars. The Tattleton estate is 300 acres of woodland and grassland with tracks running throughout, including top of the range… Read More

IZZY TAYLOR

Izzy Taylor had a phenomenal season in 2017, with a record-breaking nine international wins including first place at the Young Horse World Championships at Le Lion with the six-year-old Monkeying Around and second place with Direct Cassino in the seven-year-olds…. Read More

OLIVER TOWNEND

International event rider Oliver Townend rode back to the rank of world number one in 2018. He’s made several appearances on the British team and won both Badminton and Burghley horse trials in 2009. The son of a Huddersfield milkman,… Read More