Farm and Yard
Farm Manager at South Kilduff
Bradley joined in May 2017 as a yardman at Kilduff. Growing up on a farm he is a great help and a hard worker and to start with he was responsible for keeping the stables and yard tidy. In the spring of 2019 he was promoted to South Kilduff farm manager and now runs the farm work, including looking after the gallops and the grassland and making our main crop, haylage. Bradley also leads the small team of yardmen at Kilduff and working with Jordan and Scu he makes sure that the gallops are maintained and that the stables and farm are kept tidy and well kept. Anything mechanical takes Bradleys interest, especially cars.
Head Yardman at Arlary
David is based at Arlary and is responsible for yard management, and general yardwork. Davy is the first person that our horses see each morning as he starts shortly after 4am, checking around the yard and giving each horse haylage. He is also in charge of the mucking out and bedding down of the stables in the main front yard. On work mornings Davey harrows the gallops in between lots and has overall management of the woodchip gallop at Arlary. He also organises the delivery of Jenkinsons shavings at Arlary.
Lead Yardman At Arlary
James joined the yard in March 2017. Born and raised in Kinross he started work as a kitchen porter. Feeling a change of career he joined the yard to help David as the yard has continued to grow. James was promoted to lead yardman at Arlary in March 2019 and he has embraced his role, taking charge of the field turnout rota and the yard maintenace. Leading a small team of two othe yardmen James works closely with Ciorstaidh to be sure that everything runs smoothly on the yard. In his spare time, he prefers two wheels instead of four hooves by participating in cycling and motor cross.
Yardman At Arlary
Robert, or Rab, joined the yardmen team at Arlary in April 2019. He has plenty of expoerience withyardwork and horses having completed the Yard And Farm course at the British Racing School. This is a fantastic course for those who want to work in racing but do not want to ride; it covers tractor work, fencing, and all the yard duties. Rab brings expereince from that course and from working with Jonjo O'Neill and Linda Perratt. He helps James with the turnout at Arlary as well as feeding haylage, mucking out, yard maintenance and in the summer he can be an extra pair of hands for the farm work. Rab loves football, both watching it and playing it.
Yardman At Arlary
Brandon is a junior yardman at Arlary, joining us in February 2019. A friend of James he had no previous experience with horses but with coaching from Ciorstaidh and James he is now proficient at turning them out, brushing off, putting them on the horsewalker and the all-important mucking out. A bright lad he has fitted in to the team quickly and is enjoying the new challenges. In his spare time, he loves skateboarding and using the Kinross skatepark.
Yardman At South Kilduff
Ben has added to the yardman team at Kilduff where he mucks out, feeds haylage, sweeps up and keeps the yards looking good. He is excellent on our little tractor brushing the drive and yards and is also great at powerwashing and painting to keep the standards high. Ben rides his motorbike to work each morning and loves everything to do with motorbikes. His sister has horses at home and occasiionally he will help her with them too.
Yardman At South Kilduff
Callum joined us in September 2016 as a yardman. With prior experience in this field working for the council in ground maintenance he had also previously been part of the Amazon team in Dunfermline. Callum was not sure of horses to start with but he has grown in confidence and experience. He mucks out, feeds haylage and fills the hay trugs for night feeds. He also helps Bradley with yard maintenance. In his spare time he loves watching American basketball.
Yard Help At Arlary And Kilduff
Ronnie is self employed and helps us when we need an extra set of hands. He drives the tractor, helps with building issues, helps on the farm, and is generally there when we need him. He is also the main garderer at Arlary House. A specialist in tree surgery he oversees the trees on both Arlary and Kilduff land and keeps all the lawns neat and mown. In his spare time Ronnie is a musician and has played in bands since the 70s including as part of the backing band for The Stranglers. His band plays at our owners lunches and yard parties and are excellent at all types of functions.