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Our Team

Winners of the Lycett’s 2022 Team Champion Awards

Susan Corbett


Susan Corbett has had a combined Flat & National Hunt training licence for eight years. Coming from a non horsey background she bought her first pony age 13 and things have snowballed from there. Training first as a teacher and then spending 17 years in the Newspaper industry – Susan went on to run a successful stud farm with husband Frank. The transition from Stud to Racing happened when Susan decided she needed a new challenge. The yard has a reputation for getting the best from the horses in their care whatever their ability.

James Corbett

Assistant Trainer

Jamie has been brought up with horses when we were just a Stud Farm. It was a toss up whether he went down the stud route or racing – that was decided when he visited the British Racing School in Newmarket. Jamie worked for several trainers before settling back here as our Conditional jockey to win 27 races and be placed 147 times. He now works in a hands on role as the assistant trainer.

Josh Duffy

Head Lad

Josh comes from Otterburn and first came up our lane at the age of 12 looking for a job! I sent him off to get his hair cut and sadly have not managed that since! He has been with us at various stages through his career including a three year stint three years ago. He then went off for more experience with Sandy Thompson and Emmett Mullins in Ireland. Josh is a brilliant rider, a shrewd judge of Horses and returns to the yard as Head Lad.

Amanda Mossman

Work Rider

Amanda started her career working for Dan Skelton, Tim Vaughan, Kim Bailey and Richard Hannon. Amanda then took a break from racing but then (I’m delighted to say) began working for us in 2022. Amanda is an excellent rider and hard worker with a great knowledge of horse care.

Jenna Baillie

Work Rider

Jenna joins us from Lucinda Russel’s yard where she has worked since she was 16. Jenna is a proficient rider who cares for horses with great attention to detail.


Laura Keir

Part-time Work Rider

Laura joined us this summer as a part-time work rider and secretary. Sadly she was ‘stolen’ by our feed manufacturers Red Mills! She is still involved in the yard when we are short staffed and is happy to help out when we go racing.


Student Work Rider

He is from the Borders town of Langholm and has been to the British Racing School and has worked for Nicky Richards before joining us here at Girsonfield. Codey is a stylish rider and he would like to be a Jockey as his career progresses.


Sunday Groom

Harriet comes in on the yard on Sundays to help groom the horses and keep the yard in top condition. 

Edward Austin

Claiming Jockey

Edward Austin came up the show jumping route before deciding to have a career in Racing. He claims 5lb off the horse and has had 31 wins and earned over 310K.

He spent his formative years at Dan Skeltons before moving North. Ed rides out for us one day a week and never misses a week. He has already ridden Atomic Angel to be 2nd in her first race of the season.

Our Partners

Cheviot Vets

Cheviot vets provide veterinary services to the horses at Girsonfield and are experts in equine medicine and care.

Urs and Sabine Schaeli have managed Cheviot Vets since 2008 and have been providing services to Girsonfield since we began the training yard. Their large animal team is equipped with four custom trucks to offer services in North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders 24/7.

Max Ling provides many of the veterinary services at Girsonfield. Max:

  • Graduated from Glasgow in and went to Tipperary for a years internship at a busy referral clinic of racehorses and broodmares
  • Main interests are racehorses, lameness and poor performance.
  • FEI treating vet regularly providing cover at international horse trials in North of England and Scotland
  • Racecourse veterinary surgeon at Newcastle Racecourse and local point to points

You can visit the Cheviot Vets website at

Max Ling

David Merry Farriers

David Merry and his team provide farrier services to the horses Girsonfield.

A farrier is a skilled craftsperson with a sound knowledge of both theory and practice of shoeing horses including making shoes to suit all types of work and conditions and devising corrective measures to get the best out of every horse. 

David Merry Farriers are based in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders.

David Merry

Mark Noble Equine CHiropractor

Mark Noble provides equine chiropracting and physiotherapy to the horses at Girsonfield.

Mark has been an equine chiropractor since 1995 and brings invaluable experience and insight into the condition of the horses.

You can visit Mark’s Facebook page at:

Mark Noble

Robson Equine Therapy

Trish Robson BSc (Hons), ESMP provides professional massage therapy to the horses at Girsonfield.

Equine sports massage can help eliminate muscle pain, stiffness and tension in the muscles and connective tissues. It can also help to relax your horse physically and mentally to help them to excel.

Trish is based in Northumberland and you can visit her website at: