At the age of 26, Oliver has already gained a vast amount of experience in the racing industry, not least five years employment at Mick Easterby's yard.
During this time he won the Men's National Point to Point Championship in 2007/8 when he recorded a record 56 winners in points (as well as 5 under rules) and is a past Amateur Jockey's Association titleholder under rules.
Oliver is fortunate to have an experienced hard working and enthusiastic team to support him:
Ed has joined us this season full time, having worked at Victor Dartnall's and Dan Skelton's. He has ridden 24 winners under rules and in point to points and will share the rides with Oliver this season as well as playing a leading role in the yard.
Has ridden over 200 winners on the flat and after a long battle with the scales has retired from race riding. He is a fantastic help on the yard, schooling and riding work and we are very lucky to have him.
Ryan has joined us for his first full time job in racing having completed his course at the British Racing School. He is very hard working and a good member of the team.
Former jockey Steve Wynne, who relinquished his trainers licence towards the end of 2010, is now in charge of Oliver's father's non-thoroughbred hunters and Oliver values his contribution also. "Steve's a great support, it is reassuring to have such an experienced second opinion," says Oliver.