Grant has spent the whole of his working career in racing in a variety of roles.
He is immensely proud to have been given the opportunity to continue to improve the school.
Responsible for the operational aspects of the many moving parts here, This role requires the skills of a juggler, the planning of a military campaigner and the diplomacy of a diplomat. Outside of work I play plenty of sport and visit France as often as time allows.
Andrew spent five years working in racing yards and riding as an amateur jockey, before qualifying as an accountant with a ‘big four’ firm. He has remained involved in racing through continuing to ride out.
Sue worked in riding schools and show yards, and then went into racing working for Ben Hanbury, Olivier Douieb and for Clive Brittain where she spent 9 of the happiest years of her life. Sue enjoys reading, keeping fit, gardening and walking her dogs.
Lawrie started with the BRS as Catering Manager having been a Head Chef and catering lecturer. He then joined the Hostel staff and is now Facilities Manager and is designated lead for Safeguarding. He loves fishing!! No matter where, river banks or sea you will find him in piscatorial heaven.
Richard rode for 16 years as a professional jockey yielding over 230 winners for many top owners including the Queen. He is now a Senior Jockey Coach at the BRS and a presenter on ATR.
Carol manages the industry courses, recruitment of students on to our Apprenticeship course and is a designated lead for Safeguarding. She previously worked as PA to a Bloodstock Agent and had racing jobs at Mark Johnston’s, Ed Dunlops’s and James Fanshawe’s. She also had 2 rides as an Amateur jockey.
Julie is a BRS graduate who went to work for Luca Cumani. She also worked in the USA, and travelled a lot internationally working for Ed Dunlop. She is a huge Formula One fan.
Jackie was an amateur jockey. She has also been Steve Cauthen’s PA, worked for British Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding plc and ridden out for Barry Hills, Toby Balding, Fulke Walwyn, John Francome and Terry Casey.
Sarah had a brief spell working in Luca Cumani’s office before starting as an Assistant Secretary in 1997. Now, 3 jobs later, she is responsible for coordinating the Workplace Instructors and is a designated lead for Safeguarding.
Zoe has experience of many equestrian sports including BE Eventing, Team Chasing and has been Chief Instructor for the Pony Club. Zoe has previously trained and ridden in Point to Points and now alongside her job as Workplace Instructor, Zoe assists training horses at home.
Ian has 32 years experience in racing from Workrider to Barn Manager, from Traveling Head Lad to Hydrotherapy Manager. He has traveled the world with racehorses including running the quarantine in Dubai. Ian was well known in Newmarket as somebody able to ride the problem horses.
Terri has worked in various admin/reception roles. Before joining the BRS she worked at Godolphin for 9 years.
Alison graduated from course 1 at the BRS and then rode as an Apprentice in the UK, Scandinavia and winters in the USA and Australia. She then went to Italy to ride as a professional jockey, and stayed there for 23 years. She spent 12years teaching at the Italian Racing School before returning to the UK in 2013 to run a satellite yard for Marco Botti before joining the BRS.
Jackie has worked in racing since leaving school including a year in Japan. She was travelling head girl to Nigel Tinkler for 12yrs.
Jackie is our senior pony racing instructor and also teaches the Flexible Learning Programme.
She gets a pleasure watching the students progress from 12.2 ponies to riding winners under rules.
Ray rode as a professional National Hunt jockey in France for 12 years, riding over 300 winners including Group 1 winners.
Rachel is a Workplace Instructor and a night warden at The British Racing School
Sylvia’s whole working career has been with and around horses both in racing yards, event horses and riding schools. She has travelled all over the world with her equine qualifications.
Mark is a carpenter by trade. His hobbies include wood turning and golf. He is responsible for the all the grounds at the BRS but having completed the BRS Horse Handling Course he now catches the odd loose one!
Sharon is responsible for housekeeping of all the Accommodation. She has contact with the students on a day-to-day basis and is always ready to listen to and help solve any of their problems.
Aggie worked in racing at the Polish Racecourse in Warsaw, as a PA and adviser to the Chairman of the Board. She finished the University of Commerce and Law with a master’s degree in economics. I settled in Newmarket in 2006, working for Ed Dunlop.
Peter worked overseas for several years and was a Head Teacher and OFSTED Inspector. He has also worked for the Tote and as a guide at The National Stud and National Horseracing Museum.
Tash has worked for top trainers and achieved her goal in life of representing Great Britain in 3 Day Eventing, which was a great achievement. She is now delighted to be able to share her knowledge and love of horses with important clients who share the same goals.
Liz has worked for a number of companies as an accounts assistant and brings a wealth of experience to the racing school.
Penny was started as an instructor for the British Racing School before becoming a Workplace Instructor for the South West of the country.
Liz worked in racing and rode as an amateur jockey on the flat. She also worked as an equine veterinary nurse/laboratory techician at a large equine hospital and did some college lecturing.
Lucy has been working as a tutor for over 12 years previously working in many different areas of industry and education. Outside of work I am a keen movie goer and I enjoy walking travelling as well as racing.
Martin retired as Director of Sales at Tattersalls in 2011 having spent his entire career working for the largest Bloodstock Auctioneers in Europe. He still works for them in a consultancy role whilst chairing the Board of Trustees at the BRS.
Alan in a racehorse trainer based at Barbury Castle in Wiltshire who specialises in National Hunt horses.
Emma is a national hunt trainer. She also spent time working for the National Trainers Federation.
James is a vet who began his racing career as Assistant Trainer to Mark Johnston. James started training in his own right in 1998 from a yard based at Wolverhampton Racecourse. In April 1999 he moved his operation to his current base in Lincolnshire.
Taught History and English at Winchester College from 1976 to 2000, where he was also a Housemaster for 12 years, and was Headmaster of Sherborne School between 2000 and 2010. Currently a Governor of schools in the UK and Prague.
John is a Communications Consultant, having previously been Director of PR at the Jockey Club and BHA.
Lydia is a racing journalist and has been a long-standing columnist for the Times and Evening Standard, also working as racing correspondent for the latter paper for five years. Her broadcasting career encompasses Racing UK, the BBC and Channel 4.
Andrew is Chairman of the BHA’s Stewarding & Disciplinary Policy Committee. He is Chairman of Jockey Club Estates and was appointed a Steward of the Jockey Club for the 2nd time in 2008. He is a Director of Fakenham Racecourse. He owns and breeds horses to race under Rules and in P2Ps.
Justin is a solicitor, a director of the BHA, a council member for the Racehorse Owners’ Association and married to NH trainer Lucy Wadham. He has been a lifelong raicng fan and is also former point to point rider.
Steve is a retired Headteacher. He was the head of Warden Park Academy – the largest school in Mid Sussex (1,500 pupils). He has brought extensive experience on Safeguarding and education to the Board of Trustees.