Breeding and Training
Thoroughbred Horses in Northumberland

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by In The Wings, Minnie Habit. Top-class 1m2f-1m4f international runner. Handful of winners under both codes.

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Mr Mattress

Check out Mr Mattress, sponsor of our stable jockey James Corbett, for excellent deals on beds and mattresses.

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Beautiful holiday cottage nestled on a country lane in the village of Otterburn. Sleeps up to seven with modern facilities and an enclosed back garden. Only a five minute walk away from the stud.

Our Team


Susan Corbett


Trainer & Stud Manager


Susan runs the stud and racing at Girsonfield and is an experienced manager. Having realised her dream of owning a successful stud farm Susan went on to achieve her full licence to train for the Flat and National Hunt in June 2013.

Frank Corbett


Farmer & Owner


As well as being assistant trainer Frank oversees the Girsonfield farm including the sheep and haylage crop. Born and bred in Otterburn Frank’s enthusiasm for racing is apparent from the horses he has here in training.

James Corbett


Conditional Jockey & Assistant Trainer


James started his career at the British Racing School and has since gone on to achieve his conditional jockey license and an NVQ3 in Racehorse Care. James has worked for trainers across the country including Michael Blake, Michael Smith, and George Charlton. He is currently sponsored by Mr. Mattress, premium retailers of beds and mattresses. He is currently enjoying his best season so far with nine wins and 43 places.


Carolyn Cummins MVB Phd MRCVS


Veterinary at Cheviot Vets


 After qualification in 2006, Carolyn stayed on to complete a PhD in mare reproduction in 2009. Since joining Cheviot Vets in 2010 she has attended Girsonfield stud continuously as the stud vet and is essential to Girsonfield’s operations.


Dillan Hurst


Category B Amateur Jockey


Dillan has been with us for three years and has a Level 2 in Racehorse Care through the British Racing School. He has a just achieved his Category B Amateur License and we look forward to watching him ride under rules.

Amber Blythe

Head Girl

Amber has had lots of experience working for trainers in the area and riding as an amateur jockey. Her experience in the showing and eventing world pays dividends when ensuring our young horses  experience an all-round education.



Emma Tully

Travelling Head Lass

Emma has been with us for almost two years and is probably the youngest travelling head girl in the country. She has achieved her Level 2 in Racehorse Care and has just started her Level 3 course. As well as going racing and winning numerous best turned out prizes she is also a brilliant work rider.

Ross Wilson

Category B Amateur Jockey

Ross joined us from Car Burke's yard and he has had experience in both Flat and National Hunt yards as well as being one of the leading Point-to-Point jockeys in the North.


Lewis Duffy


Lewis began his career before moving on to work for Shadwell Stud amongst others. His experience in stud work helps in the handling of the foals and young horses that we bring up here at Girsonfield.


Shannon Watts

Work Rider

Shannon joins us having worked for a number of Flat and National Hunt trainers. She is shortly hoping to complete her training as the yard apprentice jockey.