The Team

Sarah has a background in Eventing, although she worked in racing for a number of years in Australia. Sarah does everything from working in the yard to running the office on a day to day basis alongside Dave. She is extremely passionate about horses and has a lifetime of experience. Sarah says she often prefers to spend time with the horses than with Dave!
Dave has had a love for horses for as long as he can remember and started off in racing working for David Ryan, a small Trainer back home in Galway, at the age of 13. Dave spent a number of years working here and this was where his aspiration to become a trainer began.

Dave travelled to Australia where he spent 5 years working for a number of different trainers such as Bart and Anthony Cummings in Sydney, Paul Messara at Arrowfield Training Centre and Peter Snowden at Darley in Melbourne. Whilst in Australia, Dave also spent time running a breaking and pre-training yard just outside Brisbane.

Dave met his partner Sarah while working in Australia and moved back to the UK in 2013. Here he spent a season with Daniel Mark Loughnane, John Quinn and finally with Tom Dascombe at Manor House Stables. Whilst completing his trainer’s modules Dave was lucky enough to spend some time with Sir Mark Prescott, Stuart Williams and David Elsworth.

Now based at Helshaw Grange in Shropshire, Dave is very aware of the opportunity he now has and is ready to take on the challenge. He feels that with such a great team behind him Dave Loughnane Racing can compete successfully at every level in racing, whilst ensuring that every horse in the yard gets the attention it deserves and is trained to suit its individual needs. After all, Dave Loughnane Racing is the place where your horse comes first!
Sarah Hoyland
Dave Loughnane
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