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THE TEAM

A highly experienced team is on hand to maximise the potential of every racehorse that enters the yard​. 


 
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JOHN DONGUY

Assistant

John has been with me since the very beginning; a french man, fluent in English has been an integral part of Ecurie Gavin Hernon. John's father was a trainer he grew up getting up early before school to ride out. He is a fantastic horseman and a top class rider. Before joining our team he worked for Nicolas Clement for 8 years he also spent time in America, working for Christophe Clement and is highly spoken of by renowned horseman Nicolas Blondeau where he gained invaluable experience with difficult horses.

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BERTRAND CLERMONT (CAPITAINE)

Traveling Head Lad

Capitaine is renowned throughout Chantilly as one of the best in the business in the role of travelling head lad. He has worked for some of the biggest names in the industry including Andre Fabre, Luca Cumani and Criquette Head- where he was entrusted with caring for some of the most valuable horses in the business, including the dual arc heroine, Treve. He is an extremely capable and dedicated member of the team. Our owners can relax on raceday knowing that the horses are in the care of one of the best.

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VETS

BMC & Mennessier

We work with the dedicated veterinary team of BMC & Mennessier. Their French base is situated less than 2 miles away from our yard which means they are on hand should a problem ever arise.

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OSTEOPATH & PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Dr Christian Struchen & Sarah Pilkington

We are very fortunate to be able to work with these two very talented people to ensure we get the best preformance from each of our horses.

Gavin & Dr Struchen met during Gavin's time with Andre Fabre. He is widely considered one of the best in the business, working globally for Godolphin and Shadwell.

Sarah Pilkington spent years training under the late, great pioneer in Equine Physiotherapy Mary Bromiley and is a highly experienced horse physio therapist in her own right. Sarah visits the yard on a weekly basis.

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