Alison has been around horses for most of her life and is a true horsewoman, having worked with racehorses, polo ponies and riding horses. Alison 'did her time' with trainers Jim Old and Jeff Davies and then took time out to raise her family, before returning to training in 2010.
Beyond racehorses, Alison has worked extensively with polo ponies both in the UK and Argentina and her son William has played for the Young England team. Alison's husband Julian is also involved in polo and he too has a strong equine background, as his father was a HK Jockey Club steward.
Alison had her first runners under rules in 2010 and finished her first season with a useful handful of winners. The current season is going well and the seasonal tally is already ahead of schedule.
Down View Farm - small enough to care and big enough to cope! Down View Farm is a small and friendly yard where the horses come first, and their owners can expect a warm welcome and professional service from an experienced team. Located in beautiful Sussex countryside, not far from Goodwood and Fontwell, your horse can enjoy the relaxed Down View environment that is essential to bring out the best.
Facilities include: 14 large and airy stables, horsewalker, private all-weather gallop with loop and hill, well-established paddocks with safe grazing, private schooling grounds, starting stalls, direct access to miles of tracks over the South Downs.