Since taking out a training license in 1989 with just five horses Brian Ellison is now one of the leading dual-purpose racehorse trainers in the UK.
Based at Spring Cottage Stables, in Malton, North Yorkshire the training establishment is barely recognizable since its acquisition 15 years ago.
In 2014 a Kraft water walker, one of only a handful in the country, was installed. This came off the back of the construction of 15 field-shelter type stables for those more complex equine residents who prefer not to be confined indoors! These are just two recent additions to the yard, the result of Brian’s forward-thinking and open-minded approach to providing racehorses with what they need. And it’s working.
Our website provides extensive information on Brian, our facilities, the team behind the success and not least the horses, in addition to the latest news from the stables, information on ownership and an interesting Gallery.
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Meet Brian and take a tour behind the scenes in our most recent promotional video
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El Massivo: happy at home in his open-air stable
EL MASSIVO wins well at Stratford
EL MASSIVO followed up his victory in a 1m5f Amateur Riders' Handicap at Ayr earlier in June with an easy success in the 19th Of July Is Ladies Day Maiden Hurdle at Stratford on Tuesday, June 30th. Richard Johnson was on board our five-year-old who was returned the 5/4 favourite.
Always handy in the 2m½f contest, he took it up approaching the last, pinged it and stayed on well to score by three lengths from the John Ferguson-trained newcomer, Personable.