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On 1 June 2000 Alan moved to Barbury Castle, which has since been improved and expanded in the quest for more winners. He has also made Barbury Castle into a home for his young family. Alan met his wife, Rachel, when they both worked for the ‘Duke’ and they were married in Antigua in 1997. They have a son Henry and a daughter Georgia.
He has trained to date, 1631 NH winners, 356 Flat winners and 33 Festival winners here at Barbury Castle Stables. Most recent renowned stable stars include Trueshan and Edwardstone.
He is supported by a great team, Head Lads – Stuart Messenger & Gary Mew, Assistants – Dan Horsford and Robin Smith, Travelling Team – Mark White, Cheryl Binner & Sarah Burness and a great backroom team.
Facilities and access
- No dogs
- Free parking
- Accessible for wheelchairs/mobility scooters
- Catering van available selling breakfast & lunch options – cash and card accepted
- All allergies can be catered for
What to expect
You will be able to see a yard in full swing, seeing 3rd lot pull out, a wonder around all the barns (lots of stable stars to see), see the equine spa in use, farrier at work, access to speak with senior members of staff & the trainer himself.