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Meet The Team

We have a fantastic team here at Hull Farm, led by Roche our Head Lad.

Alan Roche – Head Lad

Roche joined us in 2008 as Head Lad, having previously worked for Jonjo O’Neill in the same role for 14 years. He is an excellent horseman, and his knowledge of the horses is superb. He is in charge of the horses’ care and maintenance in the yard as well as making sure all the staff know what they are doing.

Emma Batten – Racing Secretary

Emma has now been with us since 2009, having previously worked as a racing secretary for Jonjo O’Neill. She set up the office when we moved to Hull Farm and keeps things running smoothly, she also does the accounts and rides out.

Tor Smith - Assistant Trainer/Secretary

Tor has recently joined the team as Charlie's assistant having been away in Kenya working on safari. With former experience in eventing to international level representing GB, Tor will ride out each morning before joining the team in the office. She is responsible for the running of sydicates, owner communication, the social media and will also regularly be at the races representing Charlie.

Lauren Hay – Pupil Assistant

Lauren has recently arrived with us having spent five years at Jonjo’s. She will be working alongside Emma in the office and also riding out each morning. Along with going to the races with Owners and helping saddle. Her favourite horse is Imperial Jade.

Jess Benfield - Travelling Head Groom

Jess has been with us since she was 16 and is one of the top work riders in the yard, especially on young horses. She provides a wealth of experience at the racecourse turning out the horses immaculately. She is currently in maternaity leave having given birth to Tommy-Lee Quirk on Grand National day! We look forward to having her back soon.

Lee Quirk – Travelling Head Groom

Lee joined us from Paul Webber's, he has worked in Irish point to point yards and is a capable horseman. He has now spent a year working alongside Jess as our other Travelling Head groom and has thrived in his new role, taking great care with all the owners.

Lilly Pinchin - Stable Jockey

Lilly joined as Charlie's conditional jockey back in 2022 and rode out her claim in Novemebr 2023 to turn professional. She is a very deidcated individual who comes in 2 to 3 times a week to work and school the horses, between riding out at other yards during the week. She has ridden numerous winners for CLR over the last 2 seasons, aboard the likes of Hector Javilex, Tea For Free, Big City Roller, Maninsane, Everyonesgame etc. We look forward to successful 24/25 season!


Elizabeth Gale - Conditional Jockey

Elizabeth joined us at the start of the 24/25 season as our conditional jockey. She has gained a huge amount of experience at Philip Hobb's Racing over the past 4 years, with her most notable winner at Aintree in the veteran's handicap chase last season. We look forward to her riding some winners for us this season!

Georgia Brearey - Stable Staff / Rider

Georgia finally joined the team full time three years ago, having ridden out on Saturdays for the past few years while studying at school. Nothing is ever too much of a problem, and she is a lovely quiet rider. Georgia has built up a fantastic partnership with Freethinker and Ginger Jonny and she is a huge asset when being entrusted to do ‘flat work’ with the horses. 

Macy Genco - Stable Staff / Work Rider

The life and soul of the yard! Macy joined us in January 2024 on her return to the UK after a summer in Australia. She previously worked for Graham McPherson and Ferfal O'Brien, before heading to Australia to work for Feek Racing. She has also ridden winners in point-to-point as an amateur jockey. 

Sarah Hache - Stable Staff / Rider

Sarah joined us earlier this year as a capable rider and stable staff. She grew up in Argentina and moved tothe UK when she turned 18. She has previous experience working in polo, eventing and racing so has been a great additon to the yard. 

Rhiannon Donghue - Stable Staff / Rider

Rhiannon moved down south not long ago, and previosly worked for the Ellis'. She has made a name for herself as a horse behavioural training specialist and also turns her hand to barrel racing when she can! She has fitted into the yard well and has really taken to the racing world!

Zeniy Glyebov

Zeniy is a crucial member of the staff, able to turn his hand to repair most things, as well has helping with the mucking out, bedding up and any general maintenance around the yard.

Vadym Masik – yard maintenance

Vadym is in his eighth season with us, he is a good yardman and in charge of making sure all the bedding up is done in the yard and the hay.

The main team is supported by regular work riders Will and Freya.

If you are looking for a job and are interested in joining our team, please email us in the office with an up to date C.V. 


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