Former Grand National winning jockey with multiple Cheltenham festival and Graded wins to his name, Jason grew up in Kilmessan, Co. Meath in Ireland, where from a very young age he was involved in horses. Racing Manager for owners Paul & Clare Rooney, Jason enjoys all aspects of the yard, rehabilitation and riding.
Time taken up mostly by Darcy & Freya! still works part time as a medical receptionist and enjoys doing the admin and finance for the yard. Has never had much interest in riding but enjoys the yard work.
Lauren has been with Ivy Lodge Farm for almost three years. Lauren is our head girl who is excellent in all aspects of horse management and riding. A fantastic asset & friend to us all and we wouldn’t be without her. Lauren enjoys showing and eventing in her spare time.
Estate Manager - Mike, or likes to be known as “Old Pal”, has been a part of Jason’s life since he arrived in England 18 years ago. No job too big or small for Pal and he is a huge part of the Maguire family.
Known as Gandy, he has a wealth of experience working with horses and is excellent around them as well as riding them. Particularly good at getting fresh horses to settle. Gandy is Married to Laura with 2 young children
Sophie is a real asset to the yard, having worked for Robert Walker showing horses for 13 years. She is excellent at all the ground work, especially long reining and lunging in two reins. Vital part of rehab for many horses. In her spare time Sophie enjoys doing RoR with her two ex race horses
Graham is a truly excellent vet who is also a racecourse vet, including Aintree and Cheltenham. Graham has all the time in the world to discuss veterinary problems and go through every detail to make sure everyone understands the diagnosis and treatment involved.
Jamie does an excellent job keeping the horses in top shape.
HARLEY AND POPPY
Harley - Rhodesian Ridgeback, yard guard dog
Poppy - Minature Sausage Dog cross, pretty face