About Us

Training Ethos

Jackie’s training ethos is to have a very hands on approach, working with each horse individually over a period. Learning to understand its temperament, how to get the best response from each one and to gain its confidence and trust to get the best out of them, while keeping them fit, healthy in body and happy in mind. It is important to try to get the best from each horse, regardless of its ability.

Being located in the north east of Scotland had some challenges, but it had certainly not been a barrier for success. Since gaining her full license in 2015, Jackie already had several winners, as well as a high percentage of runners in the winners enclosure. With a committed and focused team where each individual horse has specialised care and a specific training programme designed to suit their particular needs, she is committed to bringing on more winners for the future.

We have now relocated to Lilliesleaf in the Scottish Borders. This move should allow us better access to more racecourses across Scotland and the North, with Kelso only being 15 miles away. Our new base, in the picturesque Scottish borders, will allow for us to continue our varied programme of work for the horses, as well as allowing for plenty of turnout  time to keep the horses both healthy in body and mind.


Jackie Stephen

Jackie has been working with horses all her life. Following many years caring for thoroughbreds for other yards, Jackie took the decision to take out a full license in 2015. Since then Jackie has been successfully training racehorses initially from Aberdeenshire, and now from the Scottish Borders.

She continues to ride out everyday and is very hands on, planning a programme for each individual horse for everyday of the week.

Patrick Stephen

Patrick is the assistant trainer and main horse box driver. He is involved in race planning and “out of hours” feeding, among many other needs required in a busy yard. In his spare time, Patrick is a farmer, managing to fit in caring for cows, sheep and pigs around racing.

Daisy Provan

Daisy is a primary school teacher but takes a keen interest in the horses and helps out whenever she can. She likes to ride out, help with general yard duties and run all the social media accounts.

Lucy Provan

Lucy has returned from travelling in Australia and NZ. She is back working here full time. She had a fantastic time work riding on the track and at a stud and even managed to fit in some sight seeing!

Our Team

Bekah Duffy

Bekah joins us on a full time basis with experience in racing. She’s a great addition to our team and has a keen interest in racing.

Lucy Brown

Lucy has ridden out for us since sending her horse, Alone No More, to be trained here. She is an amateur jockey and had a good season last year with her horses. She has now completed University and has continued to ride out here on a part time basis.

Allie Young

Allie joins us with experience working in racing. Most recently she has been yard based but hopes to build her experience in work riding.

Jackie Stephen Racing
Firth Farm
Lilliesleaf, Melrose, TD6 9JW
Jackie: 07980 785924
Patrick: 07887 902733
Email: jackiestephen123@hotmail.com
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