The Team

With the current ongoing issues regarding staff shortages within racing yards, many Trainers are having to ‘make do’ with substandard riders and yard staff.  We however have no such issues and Noel is backed up by a first class team who are both experienced and dedicated.  Here at Churn Stables the horses in our care are always in conscientious and capable hands.
Jeremy Mahot
Assistant Trainer

Jeremy joined us when we moved to Churn Stables in June 2016.  He was a very successful amateur jockey riding over 70 winners, enabling him to become 3 time Welsh Borders area Point to Point Champion, and also runner up on 3 more occasions.  He's worked for Venetia Williams (second head lad), Sarah Jayne Davies (Assistant Trainer), Maz Scudamore (stable jockey) and as a work rider for Dermot Weld.  He's also broken in horses for Moyglare Stud.

Jeremy is a great asset to the yard and an enormous help to Noel. He's a lover of animals, a good challenge and, being a native Frenchman, good food!

Ben Evans
Full time staff

Ben joined the team in February 2017.  Sporting a thorough equestrian background, Ben has worked for a number of prolific Trainers in both Flat and National Hunt including Sir Mark Prescott and Martin Pipe.  A very capable, kind and conscientious rider, Ben adores his horses and his turnout skills are legendary!

Cara Gianni
Full time staff

Cara has recently joined us from the Point to Point world.  An experienced all round horse woman, she has previously worked in showjumping, eventing and pre training as well as all racing disciplines.

Cara especially enjoys building a bond with her horses and gaining their trust.  She also gets satisfaction from being involved in the progression of her horses through their racing careers.  Cara is particularly good at dealing with quirky mares and is much looking forward to seeing how both Briery Express and Drift shape up this season.

Tracy Drover
Full time staff

Tracy worked for us part time for quite a while but has recently joined us full time as an opportunity became available.  Predominantly on the ground, Tracy's totally unflappable nature makes her an absolute godsend.

Tracy has worked with horses for much of her life and also has a retired ex racehorse of her own.

Emma Stone
Part time staff

Emma decided to join us having given our first winner 'Hot Whiskey N Ice', a forever home.

Having previously worked in Racing she had some time out to become a Mum.  A bright bubbly person and Mum to a 3 year old we're often not sure where she gets all her energy from!

Emma adores Whiskey and they have enjoyed some fun rides together.

Katie Johnson
Part time staff