Spring Cottage Stables

Langton Road

Norton

Malton

North Yorkshire

YO17 9PY

Office: 01653 690004

Fax: 01653 690008

Mobile: 07785 747426

Email: office@brianellisonracing.co.uk

Claire Ellison - Brian’s wife & business partner

Behind every successful man there is a great woman! That may not be true in all cases but couldn’t be more on the mark here and Brian is the first to acknowledge the massive role his wife Claire plays in the running of the business.

Claire is very much hands-on, assisting Brian with the day-to-day running of a busy racing yard. And it is Claire and Brian who are up at the crack of dawn every day to feed their 100 plus horses breakfast. Whether it’s confirming declarations at deadline or cooking breakfast for visiting owners in their warm and welcoming spacious kitchen, Claire is constantly involved.

She plays a vital part in the heart monitoring of the horses too, translating the individual readings and assessing the data and she regularly accompanies Brian to the races.

However a point to note; Claire has a Black Belt in mixed Martial Arts!

Birthplace: Consett, Co. Durham

When did you start work at Spring Cottage Stables? April 2001

Favourite Horse/s: It's like having children, you can't have favourites but outside of ours: Best Mate, Makybe Diva, Black Caviar and the awesome Frankel - they all gave me goosebumps!

Likes: Food, Christmas, Hugs from the grandkids

Dislikes: smell of cigarettes, small children walking down a road behind the adult or the adult not watching

Superstitions? Single magpie, Breaking mirrors, Walking under ladders

Hobbies: Martial Arts, Gardening, Cooking

Favourite Film: Cinderella Man
TV: Any wildlife program, The New Dallas, Mr Selfridge
Music: Any 80's
Food: Everything except sauerkraut, marmalade & jellied eels