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Wetherby Charity Race Day: New Date TBC following abandonment 3rd November

Newbury Charity Race Day: 9 November 2023

  • Last reviewed: 6th December 2023
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Newbury Jockeys 2023

1. Taryn Cole

Taryn is a veterinary student, but the highlight of her weeks is riding racehorses at the yard where she works. Taryn is a keen supporter of our Dead Slow campaign.

Crawley, Surrey

2. Steph Davies

Steph works for a high-profile insurance broker. Steph is riding out at weekends and already has a horse in mind for the race!

Lyndhurst, Hampshire

3. Anne Grindal

Anne is one of our senior coaches and an accomplished Team Chase rider. Anne is a fitness fanatic who reached the final of the SAS Who Dares Wins 2023.

Bedworth, Midlands

4. Natalie King

Natalie works in the corporate sector and is more familiar with her 27-year-old cob, than racehorses! Natalie has ran half marathons for charities in the past and has always wanted to take part in a charity race.


5. Anna Mackenzie

Anna loves fitness and has worked in racing in the past so knows how fit she needs to be! Anna enjoys team chasing and hunting. Anna is currently working as a Quantitative Researcher on predictive modelling for horse racing!


6. Ayesha Mumtaz

Showjumps to a high level nationally in her spare time. Currently works for a media company working on the British Horse Magazine.

Although very busy, Ayesha still finds time to ride out every week.


7. Ruth Reay

Ruth is a show jumper competing to 130cm, and was a Team Chaser in the past. Ruth is also a farmer!


8. Kylie Roddy

Kylie is a qualified Fellow of the BHS and a successful international event rider who currently competes at 5* level. She runs a livery yard and is the proprietor of the Aqua Equestrian equine therapy centre. She is also a BSHI coach.

High Wycombe, Bucks

9. Lucy Boultbee- Brooks

Lucy events up to 2*level and regularly rides out at home for her dad who trains racehorses.


10. Maurice McCarthy

Maurice says he’s so excited to be riding again on behalf of the BHS fundraiser. Maurice has done over 60 charity races and raised over £320,000 for various charities to date.

Wetherby Jockeys 2023

1.Deborah Auld

Deborah pre trains race horses and competes at affiliated show jumping. Deborah had to withdraw last year due to a cancer scare but making a brilliant recovery now- welcome back Deborah.

Tranent, East Lothian

2. Steve Coyle

Steve has an amazing story to tell! He is a recovering addict; six years clean after horses changed his life completely. Fellow jockey Alison taught him all he knows. Both will be appearing in the documentary ‘Lifted’.


3. Suzie Dent

Suzie has ridden her whole life and competed in most disciplines. Suzie has a toddler and working hard at her fitness.

Yarm, N Yorks

4. Emma Devoy

Emma manages a private yard of ex racehorses and looking after them has encouraged her to race. With a background in eventing, competing at FEI level, Emma is setting herself a new challenge; along with being a mum too!


5. Alison Garner

Alison owns a livery and training yard and competes in Team Chasing and Eventing. Alison has trained and supported fellow jockey Steven on his road to recovery through working with her horses. Alison overcame Breast Cancer in 2021 and says she wants to live her life to the full raising money for a good cause in the process.


6. Imogen Greaves

Imogen has competed in a range of disciplines but prefers show jumping. Imogen’s dad breeds racehorses and she’s loved working alongside him in the breeding process.

Newark, Nottingham

7. Sophie Leigh-Smith

Sophie is an ultra-marathon runner and when she’s not working in the care home she’s out riding or running.


8. Amelia McArthur

Amelia is a keen eventer and competed at Novice level. Amelia is an equine vet who works with many trainers; so is hoping to take her pick.


9. Mary Thomson

After a gap of 23 years Mary is now riding out again and is training with the Lauderdale Limpers running club. Mary is a vet and the vice principle in a Scottish college.


10. Hazel Towers

Hazel has competed at Badminton and Burghley and won at Blair 4*


11. Maurice McCarthy

Maurice says he’s so excited to be riding again on behalf of the BHS fundraiser. Maurice has done over 60 charity races and raised over £320,000 for various charities to date.

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