Ben PaulingThe Team

Tom David - Assistant Trainer

Tom David - Assistant Trainer

Tom's input has been invaluable, he is a key part of this team and we look forward to the season ahead, with his fantastic knowledge of Racing he will have a key role in race plans as well as many other aspects. A man who knows how to have a good time so we are confident our owners will be having a fantastic day when Tom is there racing!

Meet Tom

Favourite Horse?

The Captains Inn

Best thing about BPR?

The Cake!

1 thing on your bucket List?

Win a hot dog eating competetion!

 

Ollie Wardle - Yard Manager

Ollie Wardle - Yard Manager

Where's the best place to recruit new staff, quite obviously in a bar at the Chelthenham Festival! Ollie has joined the BPR after 7 years working at Alan King's and some time working with breakers. He brings with him not just a great skill set but also an upbeat attitude that everyone, horses included, respond very well to.

Gill Tate - Head Person

Gill Tate - Head Person

Gill is truly irreplaceable with both her attention to detail and her keen eye picking up on everything.... and everyone! Before she came here she ran a pre training and breaking yard with her partner Vince, before which she worked in Racing for many years. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the yard and we are very lucky to have her on board.

Meet Gill, (Gilly, Gillian)

Favourite Horse?

Love them all the same!

Favourite thing about BPR?

A forward moving yard with exciting horses

1 thing on your bucket list?

Stay healthy

 

Hannah Vowles - Secretary

Hannah Vowles - Secretary

Hannah's attributes go beyond the role of secretary. Her extensive experience garnered from her various roles in the horse world, and having worked for some of the most well known people in the industry. Her CV includes the likes of top class eventer William Fox Pitt and the powerful Highclere Thorough Bred Racing. She is herself a knowledgable horsewomen who has come back into racing with ease and her role often extends beyond the office, she can also be seen frequently at the Races representing the team. Her calm attitude, fantastic sense of humour and ability to excel in any situation proves to be invaluable.

Meet Han, Hananah Banana!

Favourite Horse?

King Eric 

Favourite thing about BPR?

Bringing my dog to work! 

1 thing on your bucket list?

Horse Safari 

Tom Collie - Communications

Tom Collie - Communications

Having played polo for the last 20 years, Tom decided it was time to do something different this winter and he has come on board the BPR train, in charge of communication and media. He has travelled all over the world with his sport, and spent the summer based out of Beaufort Polo Club before moving to Bourton for the winter.

His current favourite horse is Baxter Basics, but this could change as he's only been here 5 days....

Hannah Worgan - Travelling Head Person

Hannah Worgan - Travelling Head Person

Hannah started working for us in September 2015, and brought with her all the experience and skills she has learned after a number of years working at Jonjo O'Neill and Paul Nicholls. She is an essential member of our team with her brilliant work ethic and great sense of humour. Hannah also has a beautiful little dog called Tia who follows her wherever she goes! 

Favourite Horse?

Le Breuil

Favourite thing about BPR?

The Whole Sha Bang!

1 thing on your bucket list?

Travelling

Ida Thore - Second Travelling Head Person

Ida Thore - Second Travelling Head Person

Ida is one of the many new faces at BPR, having started in September. Initially a keen showjumper in Sweden, she moved to the UK and started working in Flat Racing when she felt like she needed a bit more speed in he life. Over a  period of time she worked predominantly for renowned trainer Luca Cumani in Newmarket, also working in Australia for famous trainer Gai Waterhouse.  Having swapped racing for polo a few years back, she's very happy to be back on the racehorses, and keen to continue her point-to-point career.

 

She has two favourite horses, Guardino and Uisce Ur, who she owns a share in.

Luca Morgan - Conditional

Luca Morgan - Conditional

Luca started his career pony racing and riding out for Paul Nicholls and Johnny Farrelly while still at school. After taking his exams he worked for Johnny full time and rode a few seasons pointing. He turned conditional in the summer and we are very lucky to have him now working with us. 

Favourite Horse?

For Luck 

Favourite thing about BPR?

Hannah Vowles 

1 thing on your bucket list?

To sky dive

Megan Fox - Amateur Jockey

Megan Fox - Amateur Jockey

Our amateur jockey Megan Fox joined us in November 2019. Megan graduated from the British Racing School in October 2016 and went on to work for Andrew Balding for whom she had two rides on the flat having taken her amateur licence out. Since joining us she has gone from strength to strength, she had her first ride over obsticles at Didmarton point-to-point on Fawsley Spirit in March 2020 and we are excited to see what the future has in store for this talented young rider. 

Favourite Horse?

Yabass

Best thing about BPR?

The team and the horses

1 thing on your bucket List?

To become champion jockey

Evan David - Feed Man

Evan David - Feed Man

Evan is the brother of Assistant Trainer Tom. Like his brother has worked in racing all of his life and has been at Tim Vaughan's for many years. He is a top class Amateur Jockey and will continue his pointing this season. We're delighted to welcome him to the team.

Meet Evan aka Kev!

Favourite Horse?

Willoughby Court

Favourite thing about BPR?

The Sessions!

1 thing on your bucket list?

Staying Alive!

Oliver Andrews - Stable Groom

Oliver Andrews - Stable Groom

Oliver (AKA Olly) is a talented young rider. He came to us from the British Racing School, since becoming part of our team his progression has been astounding. This young man is walking proof that hard work pays off. In a relatively short space of time he has built on the knowledge that he brought with him from the BRS and become a very capable and stylish horseman and we wouldn't want to be without him. 

Favourite Horse?

Olly has two favourites; Raise Your Shades and Special Buddy  

Favourite thing about BPR?

The people

1 thing on your bucket list?

Travelling and to ride over fences

Flo Wright - Stable Groom

Flo Wright - Stable Groom

Favourite Horse?

Granny's Secret

Favourite thing about BPR?

Flo - the laughter

1 thing on your bucket list?

Have a go at Point to pointing

 

 

Jazz Chapman - Stable Groom

Jazz Chapman - Stable Groom

Meet Jazz, our newest recruit!

Favourite Horse?

Miss Flying Fox

Favourite thing about BPR?

The team and the horses 

1 thing on your bucket list?

Travelling

Nathan Green - Stable Groom

Nathan Green - Stable Groom

Nathan joined us from the Northern Racing College in June 2018. He works incredibly hard and is a dedicated member of the team. He is a brilliant rider and a lovely person to work with. 

Meet Nathan (Nath)

Favourite Horse?

Seaside Girl

Favourite thing about BPR?

The People

1 thing on your bucket list?

Travelling

Matty Ingle - Stable Groom

Matty Ingle - Stable Groom

Matty has joined us from Nigel Twiston-Davies. He is from Liverpool and grew up watching racing at the home of the Grand National. He is a very able pilot and is great on all of the difficult horses.

Meet Matty 'you can take the boy out of Liverpool but you cant take Liverpool out of the boy!'

Favourite Horse?

Tel'Art

Favourite thing about BPR?

Atmosphere

1 thing on your bucket list?

To ride over the National Fences even if its just the first!

 

Myles Osborne - Stable Groom

Myles Osborne - Stable Groom

Myles joined us from the British Racing School. He always has a smile on his face and is enjoying learning every day about racing.  

Meet Myles (Mylo)

Favourite Horse?

Big Difference

Favourite thing about BPR?

Its just great!

1 thing on your bucket list?

Ride pointing

Holly Osborne - Stable Groom

Holly Osborne - Stable Groom

Holly has a wealth of knowledge with horses and has her own eventers which she competes at home. Its great to have her as part of the team and she's lovely person to have around.

Meet Holly

Favourite Horse?

Kildisart

Favourite thing about BPR?

The horses

1 thing on your bucket list?

To ride around Badminton.

Ashton Porter - Stable Groom

Ashton Porter - Stable Groom

 

Ashton has come to us from the British Racing School. Prior to this she had been riding for 7 years and has attended Pony Club and used to Event. 

Favourite Horse?

Mister Watson 

Best thing about BPR?

The Cake!

1 thing on your bucket List?

To travel the world. 

Celine de la Haye - Stable Groom

Celine de la Haye - Stable Groom

Celine is new to us this season and hails from the isle of Jersey, where she also worked with racehorses. In the future she dreams of training back in Jersey, but we hope that won't be for a while yet.

Her favourite horse is For Luck.

Alice Price - Stable Groom

Alice Price - Stable Groom

Meet Alice our good time girl who loves to laugh....

Favourite Horse?

Northern Bound

Favourite thing about BPR?

People

1 thing on your bucket list?

Go Traveling  

Megan Tisshaw

Megan Tisshaw

Meg rides out and is a good pilot on a horse. She is going to university to study veterinary nursing.

Favourite Horse?

Banana Joe

Favourite thing about BPR?

I love being around the horses

1 thing on your bucket list?

To work in New Zealand

Ffion Hewitt - Yard Person

Ffion Hewitt - Yard Person

Ffion Hewitt joined the yard this summer and hasn't stopped working since, despite having had little to no previous equine experience she has been like a duck to water in the racing world.

Her favourite horse is Linenhall

Paul Tait - Yard Person

Paul Tait - Yard Person

Second time lucky for Paul, who has returned his dry Scots humour and deadpan manner to the yard. An ever present, his humour and laid back demeanour are the perfect foil for the often heated and noisy environment of a racing yard.

His favourite horse is Stokes.

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