The Team

At Whitsbury Manor Stables, we understand that the quest for success is only possible through sustained and concerted teamwork. The tightly-knit team at Whitsbury has been forged on a foundation of years of hard-won, professional experience, combined with remarkable loyalty and dedication, much of it beyond the public gaze. The following details offer brief information on just some of the people at Whitsbury who contribute to the Tregoning’s growing successes.

Marcus Tregoning – Trainer

team_marcus_tregoningMarcus Tregoning is living proof that time spent on reconnaissance is seldom wasted. He spent the longest apprenticeship in racing, all of 14 years, working for Dick Hern, a legendary figure who trained sixteen Classic winners.

When Marcus started on his own in 1997 it was immediately apparent that the lessons learned from the old master had not been wasted. The future of Kingwood House Stables was in good hands.

Young, energetic and refreshingly open Marcus set off with fifty horses and a bucketful of enthusiasm. Soon the winners were flowing. In no time at all he was training over 100 horses.

John Kennedy
Head Lad


As well as carrying out his duties as number one Head Lad, John manages the majority of the yearling work in the autumn.

John is also experienced in equine nutrition and mixes each feed individually so that each horse is fed to their own specific needs.

Angie Kennedy
Assistant Trainer


Angie, assists John with the running of the yard and oversees the horses at exercise when Marcus is away.

Aboard Mubtaker in her photograph.

Joe Kington
Pupil Assistant Trainer

Joe Kington

Joe Kington joined our team in the autumn of 2013. His role involves assisting Angie Kennedy with evening stables and preparing horses for exercise, bandaging etc. before riding out himself. He rides regular work with jockeys and apprentices.

Vicky May
Racing Office

team_vicky_hillVicky works in the office full time and is responsible for all office, admin and bookkeeping work.

Roddy Lucas
Traveling Head Lad

Roddy joined the team early this year. He has worked with horses for almost 30 years and is already an invaluable asset to the team. He drives the HGV six horse lorry and over sees all the racing activity with the horses and the lads as well as sales work and preparation.

Charlie Pinkham

Charlie PinkhamPinkham Equine Veterinary Services – Based on site, Charlie is our trustworthy vet who is regularly making routine visits to the yard to make sure all horses receive the finest health care possible.