Assistant Head Girl At Kilduff
Joining us in the summer of 2014 Vicky is a graduate of Elmwood College and the Northern Racing School. She has worked in Newmarket, and more recently with Sandra Low Mitchell at the Balcormo showjumping stud. She has produced young horses and can work the racehorses on the flat and over poles as well as working them on the gallops. In November 2014 she was promoted to barn manager at Kilduff where she helps oversee the bottom yard including the recuperating and resting horses. Vicky has an excellent knowledge of the veterinary side of racing and attends to any post operative and injured horses. She also assists Jordan and Justine in the day to day running of the yard and still finds time to ride out one or two a day. Vicky has horses of her own at home, including previous Arlary racehorses Et Maintenant, Happy River and The Village whom she dotes on and spends her free time caring for.
Second Head Girl At Kilduff
Barbara is from Portugal where her father is a racehorse trainer so Barbara has grown up with horses. She moved to Newmarket in 2018 but the lure of the Scottish air, and her boyfriend Hugo brought her to Kinross where she runs one of the barns and is a second head girl to Jordan. Barbara has high standards and we love her attention to detail; her horses are always well turned out and she is quick to pick up on anything that is wrong. She is an able deputy to Jordan and attends the morning meetings to help plan for the days work. Barbara stays in one for the cottages at Kilduff and has the important job of morning feeds at six o'clock, feeding all the horses at Kilduff and making sure that they are healthy and ready for the day.
Barn Manager At Kilduff
Janice is a super asset to the yard and brings a wealth of experience. American born and the daughter of a trainer she has worked for some of the top USA trainers, and vets and has ridden track work and even ridden the ponies who lead the horses to the start on raceday. With a keen eye for detail and the understanding of horse welfare and health, she runs the fourteen block to high standard and is a great support to the junior girls.
Barn Manager At South Kilduff
Robert, or Rab, joined the yardmen team at Arlary in April 2019. He has plenty of expoerience withyardwork and horses having completed the Yard And Farm course at the British Racing School. This is a fantastic course for those who want to work in racing but do not want to ride; it covers tractor work, fencing, and all the yard duties. Rab brings expereince from that course and from working with Jonjo O'Neill and Linda Perratt. Having shown enthusiasm and dedication Rab was promoted to a barn manager in September 2019. He looks after a barn of fourteen horses and will often take them racing. Rab loves football, both watching it and playing it and he also takes part in boxing training in his spare time.
Yard Girl At Arlary
Rita is Campbell Gillies' sister and she came to work for us full time in December 2012 having worked occassionally for us before then. She helps Ciorstaidh at Arlary, and her jobs include putting on the back massage machines, veterinary care, taking horses off the walkers, washing off horses after galloping, brushing off and spending time with each horse. When Rita is not working she loves to go racing to cheer on her family owned horses, and to spend time with her Mum and brother Finlay.
Part Time Rider And Yard At Kilduff
Iona is a graduate of the Northern Racing School and came here in 2018 after a spell with Nick Alexander. With a good manner around the horses Iona both rides and helps on the ground and is a great relief worker, helping in the different barns when the other girls have days off or holidays.