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The Team

Our experienced, dedicated and ambitious team are key to the continuing success at Tweenhills.

Office team

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Hannah Wall

Bloodstock Manager

Hannah Wall

Bloodstock Manager

Hannah has been David's assistant for 14 years. She works alongside him at all the sales worldwide, and also does all the pedigree research and catalogue updates prior to each sale. The Qatar Racing operation and QIPCO British Champion Series has been very much part of Hannah's ever expanding role and sees her representing the Al Thani family's sponsorship and racing interests throughout the racing season. During the stud season Hannah manages the nomination sales for the stallions along with ownership liaison. She also formed her own pinhooking syndicate, Redwall Bloodstock, which has enjoyed great success and recently formed another Redwall pinhooking syndicate in Australia.

Email: hannahwall@tweenhills.com

Mob: +44 (0) 7748 647313

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Karen Holmes

Stud Secretary/Office Manager

Karen Holmes

Stud Secretary/Office Manager

Karen has been a key member of the team at Tweenhills since 2013. Previously Karen was stud secretary for Bloomsbury Stud for four years before its dispersal and was formally a Farm Secretary for eight years. Karen is the first point of contact at the stud liaising with owners, ensuring they are informed of coverings and foalings. She is responsible for all documentation being accurate, handles the stallion bookings and assists with nominations, as well as collating the worldwide breeding stock information. Karen also assists with hospitality at the sales and at the races.

karen@tweenhills.com


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Alice Thurtle

Nominations and Marketing

Alice Thurtle

Nominations and Marketing

Alice joined the Bloodstock team in 2019 and primarily looks after nominations, marketing and client relations. She studied Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management at Oxford Brooks University. Alice spent time in Australia with Darley and Baramul before taking on the role of
Communications Executive at the TBA.

Email: alice@tweenhills.com

Mob: +44 (0) 7760 440535

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Bryony Rusbridge

Racing Office Manager

Bryony Rusbridge

Racing Office Manager

Bryony was assistant to Ger Lyons for five years before joining Tweenhills in February 2012. With Qatar Racing having around 200 horses in training worldwide it's Bryony's job to liaise with all concerned ensuring that Sheikh Fahad and David are kept informed of horses progress, entries and jockey bookings.

bryony@tweenhills.com

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Adam Brookes

Racing Analyst and Bloodstock Assistant

Adam Brookes

Racing Analyst and Bloodstock Assistant

Adam grew up in the West Midlands and was introduced to racing by his grandfather. After completing his degree in Equine Breeding and Stud Management at Writtle College, part of the University of Essex, he spent six years working for Timeform in West Yorkshire. Adam joined the Tweenhills team in March 2017 and his role includes writing daily race previews for David and identifying form horses to purchase, as well as selling nominations to Tweenhills' roster of stallions.

Email: adam@tweenhills.com

Mob: +44 (0) 7864 279 075

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Sophie Turpin

Accounts

Sophie Turpin

Accounts

Sophie joined Tweenhills in September 2012. She is responsible for accounts, client invoicing and budgeting having previously worked in the finance department of a commercial insurance broker. Sophie is a keen rider, with a horse at home and is mum to two beautiful daughters.

sophie@tweenhills.com

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Jodi Burrows

Accounts/HR

Jodi Burrows

Accounts/HR

Jodi was initially employed to provide maternity cover for Sophie until summer 2021 but she made such an impression that she stayed on full time. Her job includes the all importat payroll! She has her own horses and is mum to Harry.

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Kath Pennels

Office Assistant

Kath Pennels

Office Assistant

Kath joined Tweenhills in November 2020 to assist Karen with the daily running of the Stud Office. Kath completed a degree in International Business Management at The Royal Agricultural University before spending 18 months at Three Counties Equine Hospital.

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Yard team

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Pieter Van Zyl

Stud Manager

Pieter Van Zyl

Stud Manager

Pieter hails from the Western Province of South Africa where he completed a diploma in Equine Management. In 2000 Pieter made a move to the UK to gain industry experience and his first position was at Tweenhills. Pieter then went onto be Stud Groom at Genesis Green Stud for 5 years before taking up Assistant Stud Manager roles at both Kingwood Stud and Whitsbury Manor Stud. Pieter returned to South Africa in 2008 and was appointed Stud Manager at Klawervlei Stud where he headed the team to four Champion Breeder titles in less than 11 years. Pieter joins the Tweenhills team as Stud Manager ahead of the 2020 breeding season.

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Ivo Thomas

Assistant Stud Manager

Ivo Thomas

Assistant Stud Manager

Ivo was at Tweenhills for a year in 2014 and then went on to The Irish National Stud Course, where he was selected for the John Durkan Award. Following that he was assistant to Brian Meehan for two and a half years before moving to Australia for a year, working for Matt Cumani. He returned to Tweenhills September 2018.

Email: ivo@tweenhills.com

Mob: +44 (0) 7540 980710

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Marie O'Brien

Foaling Manager

Marie O'Brien

Foaling Manager

Marie joined Tweenhills ahead of the 2022 breeding season and brings with her a wealth of foaling experience having spent time at Coolmore Australia, Ballylinch and Coolmore in Ireland and Haunui Farm in New Zealand.

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Scott Marshall

Yearling Manager/Stallions

Scott Marshall

Yearling Manager/Stallions

Following looking after hunters during the hunting season, Scott joined Tweenhills in March 2017. Scott is locally born and bred, and worked at Meadow Stud, Huntley, breeding sport horses for six years. He took up the role of Yearling Manager at Tweenhills in 2019.

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Graham McCourt

Transport/Stallions

Graham McCourt

Transport/Stallions

Graham was a renowned NH Jockey riding 920 winners including both the Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle; he then turned to training and sent out over 100 winners. Graham joined Tweenhills in 2008 and comes into his own during the breaking.

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Joe Robinson

Barn Supervisor/Stallions

Joe Robinson

Barn Supervisor/Stallions

Joe is originally from Lincolnshire and from a racing family. He was brought up on a small family stud farm. After university he spent time in Newmarket and completed the National Stud Course. Joe then did a Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand and started at Tweenhills in July 2021.

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Noah McCain-Mitchell

Stallions

Noah McCain-Mitchell

Stallions

Noah joined Tweenhills in December 2021. Previously he spent time at the National Stud in Newmarket as well as Southern Hemisphere seasons at Milburn Creek Stud and Cambridge Stud.

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Alicia Plaistow

Mare and Foals Yard Manager

Alicia Plaistow

Mare and Foals Yard Manager

Alicia started a Tweenhills in 2019 whilst completing her Equine Science and Management degree. She had previously worked on both sport horse and thoroughbred studs. She has also spent time working at Ecurie des Monceaux in France.

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Anya Ingman

Stud Hand

Anya Ingman

Stud Hand

Anya has worked in National Hunt racing and joined the Tweenhills team in 2019.

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Victoria Hopkinson

Stud Hand

Victoria Hopkinson

Stud Hand

Victoria returned to Tweenhills in October 2021 having previously spent over 6 years at the stud before gaining further exeperience at a number of thoroughbred operations in the UK.

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Samantha Pottinger

Stud Hand

Samantha Pottinger

Stud Hand

Samantha started at Tweenhills in January 2022. She is from the North Coast of Scotland and got the job through Tweenhills' Farm Manager Werner, who knows Samantha's family through the cattle business. Samantha grew up around horses on a farm and has come to Tweenhills to gain experience in Thoroughbred breeding.

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Lottie Newman

Stud Hand

Lottie Newman

Stud Hand

Lottie grew up around horses and previously worked in eventing before joining the Tweenhills team in May 2022.

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Tallulah Owens-Curtis

Stud Hand

Tallulah Owens-Curtis

Stud Hand

Tallulah joined Tweenhills in May 2022. She previously spent time working on a Point-to-Point yard and joined Tweenhills to gain experience on a stud.

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Paula Whalley

Stud Hand

Paula Whalley

Stud Hand

Paula rejoined Tweenhills in 2021 having previously worked at the stud in 2018. She has a wide range of experience having spent time at Overbury Stud and Chapel Stud.

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Farm team

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Werner Aucamp

Farm Manager

Werner Aucamp

Farm Manager

Werner moved to England from South Africa where he was previously a farm manager. Before joining Tweenhills in 2012, he worked at Glympton Estates in Oxford. Werner is an integral part of the team at Tweenhills and is responsible for all of the farm and agricultural maintenance including the Aberdeen Angus suckler herd.

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Nick Tydeman

Farm / Maintenance

Nick Tydeman

Farm / Maintenance

Nick is a local farming and fencing contractor and has been assisting Tweenhills on the farm for many years. We are delighted to now welcome him as a full time employee. His experience, enthusiasm and impish sense of fun help keep the show on the road.

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Hannah Hogarth

Farm / Stud

Hannah Hogarth

Farm / Stud

Hannah started at Tweenhills in 2022. She works on both the farm and the stud to gain experience in agriculture and land management.

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Prem Bahadr Rana

Security/Maintenance

Prem Bahadr Rana

Security/Maintenance

Prem joined Tweenhills in 2019 having previously served in the British Army Gurkha regiment.

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