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 270 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. 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 17th 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- Paige Smart

Paige joined Bob's team at Gibb Hill in February 2017 . She is a local girl who started her career in the racing world working for Johnny Farelly and has moved to join Bob to enable her to get more involved with the business. She is a very capable rider with horses of her own and is great to have around the yard.

STABLE JOCKEY  
Liam Heard

Liam Heard is Bob Buckler’s stable jockey. Liam has been riding for Bob for four years and lives locally. He comes into the stable to rides out at least twice a week which is a great asset because he knows the horses so well.

Liam's sister Charley also rides out with the horses at the yard two or three times a week.

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 27 years.
   
VET  
Phil Brown White Lodge Practice in Minehead.
   
PHYSIOTHERAPIST  
June Gregory Animal Chiropractor