I'll start with explaining who I am. My name is Freddie Mitchell and, starting this new season, I am Jamie's new assistant trainer.
I've always been involved in horse racing with both my parents having been trainers, either professional or PTP with dad also being a succesful amateur jockey and a brother who rides on the flat. I started riding on the flat and in PTP's as an amateur and then was based with Nicky Henderson as a conditional for three years before taking up an offer to ride out in France. In my time as a jockey Iwas lucky enough to compete in and win the FEGENTRI World Championship in which one rider represents their own country and competes in races all over the world to accumulate points. I rode in 14 different countries and got to experience a lot of different cultures. I hope any experience I have picked up I will be able to put into use in assisting Jamie this season and beyond.
Hopefully by reading this Blog throughout the season you will be able to get an insight into some of the horses we have here as well as staff!