TEAM

TRAINER  
 Robert Buckler

Bob, as he better known, trained and rode 37 point-to-point and hunter chase winners before taking out a license in 1994 and has since trained over 280 winners. His biggest wins have come with Niche Market taking the Irish Grand National in 2009 and I Hear Thunder winning the Grand Sefton over the Grand National course. In March 2018 Regal Flow won the Midland Grand National, which is his biggest winner since he reloctaed to his present location on the Quantocks. Bob pride's himself on a running a very friendly and relaxed stable and really enjoys overseeing the development of young horses into high quality chasers.

   
HEAD LAD  
Giles Scott

Giles Scott- is currently in his 20th year as head lad. He is an affiable Mancunian who has great knowledge about horses. He joined us when we were at Melplash and has stayed with us ever since so there isn’t much he doesn’t know about our horses.

its great to have Giles, who lives on site, with us, the only downside is that he is a Derby County supporter!

TRAVELLING HEAD GIRL- Hannah Morgan

Hannah is 18 years old and combines her studies at Cannington College with working for Bob Buckler. She has a background in horses and enjoys all aspects of the job. This is her first serious involvement with a national hunt stable.

STABLE JOCKEY  Sean Houlihan who is a 5lb claimer and based with Phillip Hobbs, but rides for Bob whenever he can.
 

 

SECRETARY

Mary Thomas

Mary has just completed her seventh year with us and finds the work challenging especially having to deal with Bob! It is a very rewarding job and there is never a dull moment and Mary has the best view out of her office window watching the horses in and out of the stables.
FARRIER  
Nigel Pike NSS Farrier for the yard for the past 28 years.
   
VET  
Phil Brown White Lodge Practice in Minehead.
   
PHYSIOTHERAPIST  
June Gregory Animal Chiropractor