Breeding and Training
Thoroughbred Horses in Northumberland

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by In The Wings, Minnie Habit. Top-class 1m2f-1m4f international runner. Handful of winners under both codes.

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Mr Mattress

Check out Mr Mattress, sponsor of our stable jockey James Corbett, for excellent deals on beds and mattresses.

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Beautiful holiday cottage nestled on a country lane in the village of Otterburn. Sleeps up to seven with modern facilities and an enclosed back garden. Only a five minute walk away from the stud.

Our Team


Susan Corbett


Trainer & Stud Manager


Susan runs the stud and racing at Girsonfield and is an experienced manager. Having realised her dream of owning a successful stud farm Susan went on to achieve her full licence to train for the Flat and National Hunt in June 2013.

Frank Corbett


Farmer & Assistant Trainer


As well as being assistant trainer Frank oversees the Girsonfield farm including the sheep and haylage crop. Born and bred in Otterburn Frank’s enthusiasm for racing is apparent from the horses he has here in training.

James Corbett


Conditional Jockey


James started his career at the British Racing School and has since gone on to achieve his conditional jockey license and an NVQ3 in Racehorse Care. James has worked for trainers across the country including Michael Blake, Michael Smith, and George Charlton. He is currently sponsored by Mr Mattress, premium retailers of beds and mattresses.

Carolyn Cummins MVB Phd MRCVS


Veterinary at Cheviot Vets


 After qualification in 2006, Carolyn stayed on to complete a PhD in mare reproduction in 2009. Since joining Cheviot Vets in 2010 she has attended Girsonfield stud continuously as the stud vet and is essential to Girsonfield’s operations.

Dillan Hurst


Amateur Jockey


Dillan  has been with us for two years and recently completed his Level 2 in Racehorse Care through the British Racing School. He has his Amateur licence and is riding this year in Points as well as under rules. He is a brilliant team memeber and has just got through the first stages of the British Stud & Stable Staff Awards - Go Dillan!


Emma Tully

Work rider

Emma started her career with Sandy Thompson and is about to complete her Diploma. Emma is an excellent work rider and also organises other parts of the yard. This year she aims to collect lots of money winning Best Turned Out prizes when she takes horses racing.