Our Trainers

Our trainers are very experienced and committed



Our trainers are experienced and committed

Ian Williams

Has trained over 1,000 winners

Ian Williams is one of the country’s leading dual-purpose (Jump and Flat) trainers. He has trained horses for many years from the famous Dominion Racing Stables at Alvechurch in the Midlands. The stables are set in beautiful countryside surrounded by many local racecourses such as Stratford, Warwick, Worcester, Cheltenham, Uttoxeter and Wolverhampton.

Ian currently has over 90 horses in training and has the unique achievement of saddling a winner at every racecourse in the UK. His recently expanded yard includes an international sized indoor arena, with an all-weather surface; two horse walkers, an equine swimming pool and a weigh station.  Ian is also a Member of the Club’s steering committee

David Lanigan

Extensive experience here and overseas

After growing up on his parents’ Tullamaine Castle Stud, David Lanigan spent five years in Kentucky with JTL Lanes Walmac Farm working with the likes of Nureyev, Miswaki and Alleged.

He oversaw the running of Walmac’s pre-training in Aiken, South Carolina and Lexington. He then did five years as Sir Henry Cecil’s assistant trainer with the likes of Camacho, Twice Over, Phoenix Tower, Multidimensional, Passage of Time and Light Shift.

Since taking out his own license David has trained around 200 winners including: Meeznah to win the Lillie Langtry G3 and Park Hill G2 and Interception to win at Royal Ascot in the Wokingham Stakes. After five years in Lambourn David has returned to the recently re-furnished Rathmoy Stables in Newmarket.