A racing yard is only as good as its staff and we are lucky to have such a strong and experienced team working with us. We have a great team of stable staff here at Hambleton House where we take great pride in attention to detail.
Our staff have won numerous 'best turned out' awards at the races and take great pride in each horse in their care.
Vicky competed in BSJA Show Jumping before she became involved in racing through the point to point field. She was a successful amateur rider winning races in point to points and on the flat. She still rides out at Hambleton but spends much of her time these days managing the business and looking after the owners. Vicky enjoys schooling the racehorses and helping to find them suitable homes after their racing career is over and has produced some of her own horses to championship level in the show ring. To find out more about Retraining of Racehorses click on our ‘Retraining’ page.
Vicky is a qualified Veterinary Nurse, completed a three year course in Veterinary and Veterinary Physiotherapist and also completed a Veterinary Homeopathy course finding that this natural system of medicine hugely benefits the racehorse as it treats the totality of the animal stimulating the body's own healing process and has no side effects or withdrawal periods.
One of the unique features about Bryan Smart's training yard is the constant presence of a physiotherapist and homeopath who also rides out and is personally involved with the horses. To find out more about Vicky's work in any of the above fields click on the appropriate areas on this website.
Beth has ridden since she was 4yo and has competed her ponies all over the country including at Hickstead and Horse of the Year Show. Having just left school in 2017 with three A levels she is enjoying having more time to concentrate on her competition horses Pandora’s Box and Rosscon Imperial and she plans to progress her show jumping career. She has qualified Pandora’s Box in the NSEA 1m10 finals at Addington in October and is also aiming at the Dodson & Horrell Amateur Finals at Aintree International Equestrian Centre.
Beth has a particular interest in bloodstock and breeding and can often be seen at the sales with her Dad selecting the next crop of 2 year olds.
Beth is a Gain sponsored rider and more information can be found by clicking the link www.gainequinenutrition.com
Adam joined us in February 2016 to take on the role of Racing Secretary.
He graduated from university in 2013 with a First Class honours degree in Business and Enterprise Management; Adam was keen to follow his passion into the world of horseracing and is currently studying further qualifications with the Northern Racing College. His main responsibilities include entries, declarations and jockey bookings in addition to liaising with owners.
Kevin Edmunds has been assistant trainer since 2006.
He was previously head lad to Milton Harris and also rode as a National Hunt/Point to Point jockey. Kevin will be a familiar face to many both at home and on the racecourse where he frequently attends meetings when Bryan is unable to be present. He rides many of the horses at home and is very much a 'hands on' presence in the yard. He also looks after the gallops and makes our hay during the summer.Kevin relaxes by racing his German wirehaired pointers.
Beck (assistant trainer Kevin's wife) has an Equine Science Degree and organises the yard routine. She manages the horses and the staff equally well.
When she is not at work Beck enjoys working her German Wirehaired Pointer ‘Bandit’ and has been out on the moors counting grouse for the landowners.
Beck has a passion for photography and you will see many of her pictures on this website. She does commissions and can be contacted via her Facebook Page ‘Beck Edmunds Photography’.
Tony Eyre has done our transport since we moved up in 2002 and is part of the team at Hambleton House. He has travelled horses all over the country and abroad for us and is a well- known face at the races. Tony is always cheerful provided he has had his cup of coffee before he sets off on another long journey in his horsebox!
Londonderry Farriers are a family run business based in Londonderry, North Yorkshire, with a team of enthusiastic Registered and Apprentice Farriers.
Huw Dyer AWCF has over 40 years of experience in the industry. He has overseen the training of more than 30 farriers, including his son Tom Dyer DWCF who has joined the business. The team is completed by apprentices Will Crozier, Alex Bradbury and Danny Souter.
Welfare of the race horses is paramount for the Smarts. Fantastic trainer and a great team including Kevin and Becks!! Highly recommend investing at this yard.
@BryanSmartRacin Excellent website and user friendly. You have raised the bar in PR for Racing and promoting your stable. "Well Done" Bryan
Fully professional and a superb team Bryan has at sutton bank stables, amazing to be associated with them all.
Lovely to see Compton River and the other 2year olds cantering up in the sunshine this morning - they are looking wonderful - spring is in the air!
Best thing I have ever done is join a syndicate with Bryan Smart racing - 7 winners I have been involved in. You're made welcome and all staff are friendly and always ready to answer questions - a great set up by all.
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