Andy Hobb's life and career has been racehorses. Andy started his career in Devon working for David Barons in Kingsbridge.

Andy was born in Taunton and brought up in Highbridge, Somerset. Andy's late father Geoffrey Hobbs, was a keen race follower and it was no surprise that Andy caught the bug. As a very young lad Andy went off to the "university of life" at David Baron's "Wotton Farm Stables." Where between all those laddish pranks he did learn a thing or two about how to train a horse!!!!

Andy has many great stories of Seagram and his 1991 Grand National triumph, Play School and his wins to include The Hennessey Gold Cup,The Welsh National and The Irish Gold Cup.Topsham Bay 's two Whitbreads Gold Cups triumphs to name but a few. Andy also spent a spell at the Pipe's before taking out a licence in his own name. Andy trained 50 winners under rules until he took a sideways step in career and took over a lovely string of pointer belonging to Clive Hitchings.

Andy's first year training pointers took Mr Hitchings to leading owner in the country and the yard has had continued success from that point. One of the highlights being Royal Hector's hunter chase win at Newbury following a good run in the Foxhunter's at Aintree the previous year.

 

 

 

Rachel Hobbs (nee Whitehead) grew up in Cornwall, rode as a child. As a youngster Rachel had more interest in eventing &show jumping than racing, although she regulalry enjoyed the sport at many a wet and windy Great Trethew. Rachel studied Agri marketing and business at Harper Adams Agricultural College and continued to study accountancy professionally into her career.On leaving college she returned to the west country for a short period. Rachel then moved to Tetbury to be a PA on a lovely Cotswold Estate belonging to Mr Greville Vernon and 3 years later moved to Swinbrook on the other side of the Cotswolds to be PA and Estate secretary to the Cecil and Mackinnon families. It was during this time that Rachel wasalso one of the assistants for the veterinary team at Cheltenham race course. Rachel and Andy met 7 years ago at Worcester races one evening and have been working together as a team ever since.Rachel being the ever organised business woman and Andy's attention to detail with the horses is second to none.