Our Valuable Team

We value every member of our staff as they all play an integrate role to our success.


“You are only as good as the team behind you”

Stephen Thorne

Stephen rejoined the stable in 2017 as assistant trainer. He spent 5 years with us before deciding to gain more experience in Australia and worked for Anthony Cummings and Coolmore Stud. He completed the Godolphin Flying Start in 2014 and spent the following two years assisting Mike de Kock in South Africa and Ralph Beckett in the UK.

Zoe Boardman

Zoe joined the stable in 2014 and is our apprentice jockey and head lass. She completed RACE in 2013 before joining the stable and her outstanding  horse riding skills and is what makes her an ideal fit for the stable.

Luke McGuinness

Luke is a nephew of Ado and rejoined the stable in 2017 having spent two years with Gordon Elliott. He has ridden 19 winners on the track to date and holds an amateur license. He has great horsemanship and his ability to settle any horse is what makes him an invaluable asset to the team.

Tadhg McGuinness

Tadhg is Ados’ son and he is a great horseman and competes regularly on the show jumping scene. He takes a keen interest in the race horses and spends his weekends and school holidays riding work and attending the races.

Thomas Sherry

Thomas is our apprentice jockey and joined the stable in February 2018. Thomas completed RACE and has spent the last couple of years as apprentice jockey to Michael O’Callaghan. He recorded his 3rd winner aboard Aussie Valentine in June 2018 and is excellent value with his 7 pounds claim. Thomas is a great asset to the team, riding a lot of the  work and his feedback is very important to us.