The Team

Ben Brookhouse

Ben Brookhouse - Assistant Trainer

Ben joined the yard in early 2018 as my Assistant Trainer. He has previously had valuable time with Jim Bolger (four years), Ferdy Murphy and Hugo Palmer. His father is well-known jumps owner Roger Brookhouse.

Fabrice Smeulders

Fabrice Smeulders - Travelling Head Lad

Fabrice ensures top quality care of all the racing equipment and looks after the horses at the races. Previously a jockey in his native France, where he enjoyed some success before coming to England after being recommended by Ian's close friend and trainer in France, Richard Gibson.

Denise Hopkins

Denise Hopkins - Racing Secretary

Denise manages the office and the day to day racing admin duties of the yard. She also notifies owners daily of all entries made and liaises with all Racing Authorities.

Summerhill Veterinary

Summerhill Veterinary - Veterinary Surgeon

The world renowned Summerhill Veterinary practice look after our horses welfare and medical care. Tim Beauregard is regularly at the yard and has been with the practice since 2004.

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