Born in England into a point to point and hunting family, Katie hunted, evented and rode between the flags before moving to France to work for Francois Doumen at his stud farm and racing yard in Normandy and Chntilly as well as for the International Racing Bureau. On returning to England she worked for Robert Waley-Cohen on his stud farm in Warwickshire before setting up on her own breaking and training point to pointers and pinhooking National Hunt horses. A move to Ireland saw the setting up of Busherstown with Tom which is now one of the leading consignors at National Hunt Sales. Many of Busherstown's horses are sourced in France in collaboration with leading French agent Nicky Bertran de Balanda. 2020 will mark the start of Busherstown consigning at French sales.
IFrom Co Tipperary in Ireland Tom grew up enjoying hunting and pony club before riding his 1st winner on the flat at 15 for Captain Donald Swan. Weight forced him to change codes and he was then champion conditional (over jumps) jockey in Ireland. He rode about 150 winners including the Irish National on Glebe Lad and the Galway Plate on Dovaly amongst others. On retirement from racing Tom joined Tattersalls Ireland where he has been a key part of their team since 2001 principally carrying out inspections around the country of flat and national hunt horses. He is also a member of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (formerly The Turf Club)