Racehorse Trainer at shovelstrode stud stables - NEAR EAST GRINSTEAD in the heart of Sussex


Gemma Gracey-Davison

Assistant & Stable Jockey

Gemma has had a extended spell on the sidelines, thanks to a broken leg and associated soft tissue damage that took plenty of repairing. And a shoulder injury that paled into insignificance whilst the other issues where being fixed. The comeback to race riding is planned from Plumpton on 3rd November.

Marina Rotaru

Marina joined us in 2014, following in the footsteps of her brother (Jymmy) and sister (Anca). She has a similar eventing background in Romania and she too has enthusiastically joined into the routine of a racing yard

Katie Fox

The second return of Katie, who has come back after finishing at college. It seems as if Katie started her first stint with us in about 1933, but simple maths indicates it has to be more recent than that.

Georgie Gracey-Davison

Just as a theme of returning people was settling into place, the prodigal daughter returned. After a spell out earning a living the world at large, Georgie decided Shovelstrode was best, and here she is.

Frankie Penford

Used to work here at weekends for the experience. Then he went off to get his jockeys licence, and is now back where it all began, working in the yard and available to add three pounds extra claim on our horses, to the seven he gets automatically.