Kevin has worked all his life with horses, mostly in racing. He rode as a conditional jockey, before becoming a Head Lad and later Assistant Trainer.
He also spent many years at the Northern Racing College, where he became Training Manager, and although he enjoyed his time there, and met his wife Amanda at the college, he missed racing and returned to the industry as Assistant Trainer to Ian Woods in Lambourn.
After a couple of years Kevin joined the late Alan Swinbank, a time fondly remembered for the opportunity to be associated with some "proper" horses, including the globe-trotting Collier Hill, Turbo Lynn, Alfie Flitts and a host of other classy horses, as well as a steady stream of top class bumper performers.
Kevin subsequently joined Ian Williams as Assistant Trainer, and once again was fortunate enough to work with good horses such as Weird Al and Wayward Prince, as well as producing winners under both codes on a regular basis.
He eventually decided the time was right to put all that great experience to good use, and with the help of some very good friends and colleagues, Kevin started training in his own right near Stratford-upon-Avon, then relocated to Shropshire in 2015.
In April 2017, when offered the chance to relocate to Butterton Stables, Kevin seized the opportunity to move the short distance to Newcastle under Lyme in Staffordshire. Butterton Stables provide us with room for more horses, as well as terrific facilities, with purpose-built American-style Monarch barns, top-class gallops, an outdoor arena, and over twenty paddocks to give the horses the chance to relax and play in a natural setting when their work is done for the day.
Kevin's wife Amanda is an important member of the team, working as secretary, and dealing with the business side of things. They are both excited at moving into Butterton Stables to commence the next phase of their career, and hope that interested owners and would-be owners will feel free to come and visit the new yard to take a look at the fantastic set-up and have a chat with us about getting involved.