Stuart's introduction to racing was gained with the legendary point-to-point and hunter chase trainer Richard Barber. He gained a few rides in races while working at Barber's Dorset yard, and then widened his knowledge by moving to South Wales to join Evan Williams before returning to the West Country and a position at the yard of Jimmy Frost. Stuart enjoyed race riding and was keen for more success, but a severe leg injury ended his ambitions and a long-term plan to focus on training began to take shape. He took a position as assistant trainer to Anthony Honeyball, and with the experience gained he opted to train point-to-pointers. The purchase of Dry O'l Party at Ascot sales proved a key moment after the mare won an open race on her debut for the stable under Stuart's partner Chloe Emsley. Stuart has since expanded his string and now operates from stables owned by the well-known Newman family of racing trainers and riders at Woolminstone in Somerset.
Chloe has been involved in racing since she left school, initially attending the National Horseracing College and then gaining employment with trainer Anthony Honeyball. During a seven-year stay at Honeyball's Dorset yard she rode in point-to-points, partnering her first winner at Wadebridge on Village Whispers who she trained herself. Chloe also competed in point-to-points on horses trained by Anthony's wife Rachael, riding Victors Serenade to victory for her at Charlton Horethorne, while she also partnered the Chloe Newman-trained Sobre Tresor to three wins in the 2017/18 season.
Other experiences gained while working for the Honeyballs included breaking-in and educating young horses, an invaluable asset as she and Stuart develop a yard. Now working part-time for the husband-and-wife training team of Polly Gundry and Ed Walker while also assisting Stuart, Chloe has continued riding point-to-point winners and took part in her first race under Rules when enjoying a Saturday ride at Ascot on Polly's high-profile horse Dawson City.
With Stuart's yard expanding and given the number of horses Polly and Ed have in training, Chloe is hoping for plenty more success in the future.