Equine

Spears 2020

ED SACKVILLE & ALASTAIR DONALD

SackvilleDonald offers more than 25 years’ combined experience in thoroughbred bloodstock. Alastair Donald and Ed Sackville bring professionalism to buying and selling all types of racehorse, from yearlings to those in training. This is reflected by 65 Group 1 wins,… Read More

NINA BARBOUR

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

TREVOR & CAROLINE BREEN

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 part of the Irish International… Read More

WILLIAM FOX-PITT

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 equestrian championship over the past 16 years and winning Silver at the 2012 London Olympics. He… Read More

JACQUI FULTON

EQUINE LAW UK

Staffordshire-based Jacqui Fulton is a ‘devoted equine solicitor,’ having spent her time exclusively on equine law since she qualified in 2003. She represents everyone from Olympic gold medallists to first-time horse owners, and has experience with horse purchase, sale disputes… Read More

JOHN GOSDEN

Two time Champion Trainer John Gosden has won over 3,000 races globally, 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 has… Read More

RICHARD HANNON JNR

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 key triumphs at Royal Ascot. Further proving himself during 15 years as… Read More

HARRY HERBERT

Harry Herbert is the man behind the Highclere ownership syndicate, which for the past 22 years has been marrying quality flat racehorses with people with money. But it is distinct from the overwhelmingly rich who tend to dominate racing. Herbert… 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 his considerable expertise on equine legal matters. Issues arising within this niche area include disputes about infertility insurance, and doping and… Read More

METTE & MICHEL ASSOULINE

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

RICHARD MORECOMBE

CHELSEA THOROUGHBREDS

Chelsea Thoroughbreds is 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 10… Read More

AIDEN O’BRIEN

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

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, but she says ‘we often see instructions concerning the importing of sports horses from the continent’. A common issue… Read More

SIR MICHAEL STOUTE

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 10 times and is the only trainer to have won an English Classic… Read More

GEMMA TATTERSALL

Based in West Sussex, Gemma Tattersall runs an event yard, both 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… Read More

IZZY TAYLOR

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

JUSTIN WADHAM

EDMONDSON HALL SOLICITORS

Justin Wadham, whose work in the bloodstock industry since 1986 has given him a profile in the field, specialises in both contentious and non-contentious horseracing and bloodstock work. ‘I’ve worked closely with thoroughbred horses for much of my life,’ he… Read More

IZZY WALSH

HALL BROWN

‘Horses are the most unusual assets in the world,’ observes Izzy Walsh, a Hall Brown solicitor. ‘One day they might be worth £150,000 or more and then they could trip over a blade of grass, break their legs and be… Read More