Over The Last is run by Linda Blackford and her partner Mike Vanstone.
Linda who rode 103 winners including seven under National Hunt Rules, often quoted as being one of the toughest and stylish lady riders in the Southwest. On retiring from race riding Linda commenced training Point to Pointers, to date having already trained over fifty winners between the flags and in Hunter Chases.
Linda now holds a National Hunt Trainers licence and her partner Mike Vanstone trains in the Point to Point yard. Together they have self designed and built a fourteen box courtyard style exclusive premise with large airy boxes incorporating back top doors for the horses idyllic views into open countryside, all boxes are rubber matted with automatic water troughs and with CCTV surveillance, making it very safe and comfortable accommodation for all horses.
Their exceptional facilities include a horsewalker, a one and a half furlong canter track, adjoining a five furlong all weather gallop built on a steady incline on the edge of the farm, a variety of NH schooling fences, and also a unique twenty jump cross country course around their land to produce young horses in the art of jumping.
Quiet country lanes with excellent hills make it idylic for all the horses during their road work when the horses return back into training from resting in the fields.
Being situated close to Rackenford in the heart of some of the best hunting country Short Lane Stables is one of the elite yards in the Southwest, run by two experienced dedicated and ambitious people.