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Management Team

Tom Blain


Tom joined Barton Stud in January 2013. Under his management the Stud has continued to invest heavily in new facilities as well as improving existing infrastructure to create what is now a top of the range facility for all aspects of thoroughbred breeding.

” This is a hugely exciting time for Barton Stud and it is my pleasure to head up such a dynamic team in this beautiful place. Everyone at Barton works incredibly hard and all are committed to the continued success of the operation. Investment is being made into the Stud’s infrastructure as well as building a quality broodmare band. It is my belief that nothing should be left to chance when breeding horses and it is important always to strive to do even better.

Barton Stud is quite simply the perfect place to rear thoroughbreds and I feel both proud and  fortunate to run such a unique place for the Broughton family. “

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Zoe Isaacson


Zoe joined the team as Assistant Manager in 2015 from Cheveley Park Stud. She is very closely involved in all aspects of day to day management of the Stud but in particular has a real passion for preparing yearlings for sale and caring for young foals.

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Chris Lumley


Chris has lived and worked at Barton for forty years. He started aged 14 before moving to Bardwell Stud to look after stallions. Chris was asked to return to Barton as stallion man a year later. Terimon, Charmer, Most Welcome and Night Shift are among the stallions Chris has been responsible for. In 2010 he became Stud Groom, a position to which he brings unrivalled knowledge, experience and professionalism.

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Office Team

Emma Thorpe


Emma joined the team in October 2018 from Racing Welfare.  She had previously done breading seasons and yearling prep on several studs around the world including doing The National Stud Diploma course in stud practice & management.

Frances Woodall


Frances joined Barton Stud in 2015 and has brought great experience and expertise to the office.

Sarah Scott


Sarah brings expertise in HR and Health and Safety having run a number of large hotels in Newcastle for many years. Sarah moved to Great Barton with her husband Phil who owns Moulton International Horse Transport.

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James Crowhurst MA VetMB MRCVS


James has been Barton Stud’s veterinary consultant since 1981. Taking over from his father who was the vet at Barton from 1946 to 1980. James’s knowledge and experience of all aspect of equine reproduction is second to none. Barton Stud enjoys excellent conception rates under James each year.  James’s other clients include Godolphin’s Dalham Hall Stud and Lanwades Stud.

” I have been associated with Barton Stud nearly all my life and been lucky enough to assist in a Veterinary capacity for more than 30 years.  Apart from its obvious beauty and long history, I have always been aware of a special atmosphere that Barton exerts on its horses and staff. All horses, whether permanent or visitors, seem to relax and this greatly helps with their health and happiness.  Young horses grow with few complications and it has always been a pleasure to be part of the team at Barton. “

Paul Ormond MVB MRCVS


Paul has been part of the veterinary team at Barton since 2012.  He has a deep knowledge of lameness issues as well as reproduction work and is an expert in young horse conformation and developmental problems. Paul works closely with Nick Curtis and Tom Blain to ensure every foal is given the best chance possible.

” I feel it is a hugely exciting time for Barton Stud. The team at Barton focus on attention to detail and quality which I wholeheartedly support. “


Nick Curtis DipWC


Nick descends from the well-known Curtis family of farriers and has been in the industry since 1975. Nick is responsible for trimming all the foals and weanlings at Barton as well as carrying out any remedial shoeing that is required. His knowledge of foal conformation and remedial farrier work is exceptional. Nick is the remedial farrier consultant for the Newmarket Equine Hospital.

Adam Curtis DipWC


Adam is responsible for trimming or shoeing all the mares and yearlings at Barton Stud, a role in which he takes great pride and dedication. Adam is also head farrier for James Fanshawe.


Robert Griffin

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Jo Pryke

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Jordan Pogson

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Ryan Reeve

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Jordan Hopkins

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Shannon Soames

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Karen Lyles

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Katie Merrett

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Shannon Soames

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Karen Lyles

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Bertie Haywood

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