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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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Mark Nevin


Mark joined the team as Stud Groom in 2019 after spending 10 years in Australia working his way up the ranks to Broodmare Manager at Vinery Stud. Previously in 2008 Mark graduated from The National Stud Diploma course. Mark is involved in all aspects of the stud but is particularly experienced at foaling and caring for new born foals.

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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.


Oliver Pynn BVSc, CertEP, MRCVS


As a senior stud vet at Rossdales, with many years’ experience, Ollie provides veterinary services to a number of high-profile Thoroughbred stud farms in and around Newmarket. Ollie has a particular interest in the assessment of the late term mare, dystocia, reproductive surgery, mare infertility examinations and in management of limb deformities in foals.

” I am delighted to be taking on the stud work at Barton Stud. I very much look forward to working with their dedicated team. Barton Stud is a beautiful place with a great history of producing top class thoroughbreds, I am pleased to be involved and very much looking forward to the future. “

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


Chris Lumley

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