Our training approach is centred on the horse for several key reasons, with the ultimate aim of preventing and avoiding many of the common injuries, ailments and stress-related problems that are frequently associated with racehorses in training.
“The horse’s welfare is at the heart of everything I do as a racehorse trainer.”
The Beeches Farm is a top-class training establishment. We have access to some of the best training facilities in the country, in particular the one-mile, all-weather gallop, which rises more than 220ft. We also have the luxury of a unique covered eight-horse horsewalker, with a specially designed loose school in the centre.
We are fortunate to be supported at home and on the racecourse by a great team of staff and professionals.
Every owner wants to be in the winner’s enclosure — it’s the ultimate aim for everyone involved. We also like every owner, of every type, to have the opportunity to get to know their horse and its personality. We welcome regular visits to the yard from owners, part-owners and syndicates, so that they may have as much enjoyment from their horse as we do while it is in training with us.
"Your mare couldn’t be with a more caring trainer. I always remember Simon being known for caring for horses above anything else. If we were ever in a position to own a racehorse it would be put with him! One of the good ones"
"What a view each stable has! Just look at that! Some room with a view – it’s incredible"
"Simon cares for each horse and treats them not as machines but as the wonderful horses that they are"
"Thank you for a wonderful season. You have no idea the difference for me having a horse with you both makes"
"Can you imagine a large trainer knowing a horse in his yard anything like as well as Simon does?"
"He has done a brilliant job for us over the years. What Simon has done with Red Not Blue is quite simply amazing. 9 years old, rated 106 when we got him and near 140 now, and seemingly on the upgrade. Simon consistently makes sound decisions, always putting the welfare of the horse first. Simon has done an amazing job and his and Katie’s skill and dedication deserve full credit."