The Grooms

Anna Mildner – Head Girl/Travelling Groom

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Australian born but based in the UK since 2000. After gaining 3 A- levels, Anna decided to turn her career path towards horses and has pursued this since the summer of 2010. She was a dedicated member of the OBH North Pony Club, during which time she attained her pony B test.

Anna is a member of the British Grooms Association and has a passion for looking after top competition horses.  Anna is a British Eventing enthusiast and competed up to 1* level on her home produced horses.

Anna has particular interests in the care and management of top level event horses. She has worked for Izzy since 2014 and has enjoyed Team Taylor’s successes internationally.

Anna can be often be found fittening, cleaning and preparing horses for their next outing.

Nicola Gilhespy – Yard Assistant


Steph O’Connor – Yard Assistant


Anna Bruton – Part time Yard Assistant


Anna started riding out racehorses at weekends for a family friend at aged 12. This inspired her to gain her BSc (hons) Equine Science after leaving school.

Anna has extensive experience working competetion horses from her time with David and Gilly Tatlow (leading show horse producers). She has a passion for racing after spending winters working with point-to-pointers and then going on to work for John Gallagher first as racing secretary and then as Assistant Trainer (flat racing). This took her all over the world including a stint in Dubai. After that Anna was Head Girl for John Bestwith caring for 70 international flat racers.

In 2015 Anna graduated with a post graduate diploma in Animal Manipulation. Being part of Team Taylor keeps Anna busy whilst she sets up her business.

Away from horses love most out door activities walking etc. and also when time allows to train love marathon kayak racing.