Thomas’ Blog April 2022

It’s the end of April and the 21/22 National Hunt season has drawn to a close.  This season has been my best to date with 17 winners and 160 rides. I’m really pleased with how this year has gone, and I’m also delighted to stay injury free. I am now down to my 3lb claim (handicap), […]

Thomas’ Blog March 2022

It’s come to the end of what has been a very busy month. I’ve been racing lots this month, and managed to grab a winner at Kelso. Kelso is my home track and there was a super atmosphere walking back into the winners’ enclosure aboard Sue Smith-trained Romeo Brown.   It’s been great to be […]

Sara Malpass Dressage – Sponsored Rider

Hi, team Stablemate! I’m Sara, a 28yr old dressage rider from Hampshire. When I was younger, I begged my parents for riding lessons–little did they know this is how it all began. Up until I was 18, I rode in riding schools or shared some highland ponies. When I turned 18, I managed to convince […]

Thomas’ Blog Feb 2022

Time is flying and we are already at the beginning of March.The racing calendar is very busy and there’s excitement heading into March especially with Cheltenham this week! February has been a busy month with lots of race meetings, riding out at different yards and plenty of miles and hours in the car. This month […]

The Importance of Clean Stables

Cleaning stables can be time-consuming. We’d much rather be riding our horses in our free time! However, clean stables are vital as they help keep horses healthy. If a stable is dirty, it can cause horses different problems, such as: Breathing issues  Dust and spores from dirty bedding can cause breathing issues, and ammonia fumes […]

Thomas’ Blog Jan 2022

Thomas Willmott racing on horse

A happy new year to all readers. Apologies for the lack of blog writing over the last few months, things have been very busy with racing, especially over the Christmas period. The festive period for a jockey is no different to any other time of the year. I was riding out on Christmas morning, then […]