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Paterson - Horse Rider - Newmarket, England, UK

Mark Paterson

Newmarket, England, UK


Love horses,travel and sometimes even people ! Without horses my life would of been rather empty. Meeting great people and learning so much more about life. Going to many corners. Still a lot more to do I hope in many ways and always open to invitation


Horse Rider


Experienced in most genres of horse sport and instruction. Majority of which has been horse racing. With young horses. Love developing young race horses,making them . With the least amount of trouble or stress.
Always patient and understanding with horses. No matter what they do.

Work History

Stable Lad


May 2004 - May 2012

Within this role, responsible for breaking in of Darley yearlings. This included riding,
lunging, saddling, building horse confidence, stalls training and general yard work.Work I
enjoy,making race horses.


The Inn At Inverbeg

February 2004 - May 2004

Working for a small but busy loch side hotel I worked alongside the Head Chef. Duties
included preparing both hot and cold food from a varied menu of local produce of seafood
and meat from which I specialized in grill and pasta dishes.

Exercise Rider

C.R.McGaughy,Belmont PK,NY ,USA

January 2003 - January 2004

Ride four to five horses a day. Stalls training,report work and progress of horse to trainer. Great job. Great trainer.

Exercise Rider/U.S.A


January 1998 - January 2003

Exercise of 5-6 race horses per day. Work horses in company,stalls training. Certainly an
experience and education. Riding my best horse ever,Miss Linda for J.C.Kimmel. It was here
that horses taught me more.

PRIOR TO 1998: Worked in both Horse racing ,Polo,Teaching, Showjumping and Catering.
Also in Italy and Spain. Willing to move to either country again.

Within the CATERING AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY I have worked in a range of establishments
from small country pubs to chain hotels. Positions held have included Assistant Bar; therefore have experience of stock
rotation, cellar work, food preparation and delivering a high level of customer service

General Assistant

White Hart Hotel

March 1998 - November 1998

Responsible for reception work which included taking room bookings, answering inquiries. Also helping in kitchen,restaurant and bar when busy.
Also checking in guests.

stable lad/ instructor


October 1990 - January 1993

Moved to Spain for love. Well ! It happens ! Lucky me. Started as riding instructor in a school near Madrid. Could speak Italian ,did help.Sometimes confusing.
Arranging classes for pupils of all ages and ability. Very enjoyable. Spent six months here. Then found the racetrack at Madrid and worked for a trainer there. Lovely folk.

showjumping, groom riding Rider racehorses


March 1984 - April 1988

Worked with a stable in /near to Pavia. Loved it. With girlfriend ( great at plaiting !) and 6 horses. Lovely people to work for. Normal stable duties, riding,grooming,cleaning stables to a high standard. Indoor stables as opposed to loose boxes.
Two riders. Which traveled to local and regional shows. Also to France for one month.


Stable Lad/ H.Palmer

Care and attention of race horses at small but successful racing yard.


Have been mostly working on seeking work in Italy or Spain. Apart from that screen and script writing to pass time.


A friend in the U.S.A emailed me and spoke of a problem she had with a horse. From what she told me I was worried that the horse would eventually go on the forehand,no use to anyone.
Next day mailed her back and told her to put the horse in a Hackamor,(excuse the spelling if not right ) bridle. The reply came back almost screaming joy. It worked.

Qualifications & Certifications

Live and Learn

Hermitage Academy

Hermitage Academy, Helensburgh

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