About John

John has spent his life working with horses, he served his apprenticeship with G.R.Smyth before becoming a jump jockey. During his twelve year career as a jockey, he rode over one hundred winners.

Since receiving his trainer’s dual licence, John has trained winning horses for many different types of owner, the individual, groups, joint and corporate owners. His horses have won races such as the Cesarewitch, Chester Cup, Doncaster Mile, Bunbury Cup, Flying Fillies Stakes and many more on the flat. His jumpers have won the Triumph Hurdle, the Lanzarote Hurdle and the Tote Hurdle during his thirty plus year career.
Buying owning and racing horses is a highly specialist area and finding the right expert is vital. John has a great team around him, and pitching in together, the team is very successful in all different aspects of training racehorses, including sourcing the horses themselves.

With his years of experience, who could argue the fact that he can recommend, select and purchase racehorses at auction or privately through his network of personal and professional contacts his success over the years speaks louder than words. The atmosphere within the yard is excellent with 100% commitment from staff.

John and his team welcome visits from owners to see their horses working or just relaxing in their box. With prior arrangement your horse can be paraded during your planned visit.

Racehorse trainer John Jenkins and horse

“If you’re ever considering owning a race horse, or part of a race horse, then look no further than John. His knowledge and care of horses is unparalleled and he and Wendy make you feel part of the Kings Ride team. Early sunny mornings at the stables are the best part of my week.”

– Robin Stevens – Owner

john jenkins racehorse trainer