The Family

The stud and staff are managed by John Warren and Lady Carolyn Warren, and their son Jake, owners of Highclere Stud.

The Team

Senior Management

Rachel Spindlow

Rachel Spindlow - Assistant Stud Manager

Rachel, an exceptional horse woman, has worked with horses from a young age and has competed show horses at national level. Her experience with thoroughbreds began at Highclere back in 2005 where she spent 3 years as a yearling foreman. She then spent 8 years at Littleton Stud in Hampshire where she started as foaling manager before being promoted to Stud Groom. Her attention to detail combined with her expertise in breaking young horses make her highly accomplished at preparing yearlings for the sales. We are thrilled to welcome her back onto the team.

Adrian Pett

Adrian Pett - Broodmare/Foaling Manager

Adrian has worked with horses all of his life having grown up on a farm and competed in dressage and show jumping. He gained his previous experience with thoroughbreds at Old Buckenham Stud (2004- 2009) where his ability and conscientiousness saw him rise through the ranks to be Stud Groom- a position he filled for 2 years before taking the Stud Groom position at Wattlefield Stud (2008-2016). Adrian has endless experience foaling mares, managing their fertility and handling young foals and we are delighted to have him on the team.

Sean Larkin

Sean Larkin - Stallion Man

Sean has worked with thoroughbreds since he was 13 when he got his first job in a local racing yard back home in Ireland. Since graduating from college he has spent 4 years working for Coolmore at their various studs around the world. Sean has completed breeding seasons in the U.S and Australia where he worked in the stallion division including shuttling stallions from Ireland to Australia and New Zealand. He brings experience with stallions at an international level to our team.

Office staff

Gaynor Collier

Danielle Millar - PA to John Warren

Prior to setting up her own outsourced admin services company in 2010, Danielle worked as a PA for various senior executives. Danielle joined the Highclere Team in February 2016.

Donna Hayman

Lorraine Shipton – Book Keeper

Having worked for the last 15 years book keeping for a clinical research company and an IT company Lorraine joined Highclere in June 2014.

Stud Maintenance

Keith Knowles

Keith Knowles

Keith has been at Highclere Stud since leaving Zimbabwe in 2002 where he owned and managed a large farm. His land management and maintenance skills are second to none.

Latest News

Highclere Stud sell 7 yearlings for 500,000 and over in Tattersalls Book 1

Lot Sex Colour Sire Dam Purchaser Price (gns) 125 C B Shamardal (USA) Night Frolic (GB) Roger Varian 500,000 217…

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