Kate began training her own horses in 1992 and had a winner with only her second ever runner under Rules when Northumbrian King won a novices’ hunter chase at Huntingdon in April that year.
She went on to enjoy a successful 20 year training career, sending out a total of 127 winners, mainly over jumps, from Sharp Hill Stables just up the road from us in Middleham.
Before handing over the reins at Sharp Hill to Phil Kirby at the end of 2012, Kate was associated with some highly successful and much loved horses, notably 2009 Eider Chase runner-up Morgan Be, tough chaser Huka Lodge and high class hurdlers Nevertika and Stopped Out.
Kate wanted to stay in Middleham when Phil Kirby relocated and we were more than happy to welcome her on board, her knowledge and experience, not to mention her banter, made her a valued addition to our team!
Kate looks after our racing tack, rides out, drives the horsebox, leads up on busy days and makes sure that everything runs smoothly up at Sharp Hill.