Sorrel Porteous (right) has evented for a number of years and successfully produced her own horses for a variety of disciplines. She has owned and ridden horses all her life.
After working in the city for Asset Management companies for a number of years she decided to set up her own yard. She relocated her yard to her home where she has purpose built state of the art facilities in a stunning yet homely environment.
Since she was 16 Sorrel has retrained 40 racehorses who have gone on to have successful careers as competition horses.
Sorrel currently events Hezabrook at International level. She plans to start competing him this season. She also competes Up N Go, Midnight Ash & Kilclogher Venture.
Baloo - Balooloves going to all the events. Apparently the lorry is actually his lorry and it is never allowed out of the yard without him in it.
Barney - Barney has got huge and is now taller than Baloo.
Wolf - He is Baloo and Barney’s new squeaky toy!
Andy Eadie - Yard Farrier. Andy has been shoeing for us for 11 years. He is an essential part of the team. He has a huge amount of experience in the racing industry as well as with competition horses. His wealth of experience has been drawn on many times and he has transformed Hezabrook's life with the equivalent of Nike trainers.
Simon Pratley - ex International event rider and ex GB Young Rider Teams, Simon is now a well renowned horse dentist and race horse trainer. His sympathetic approach to the horses made him an obvious choice for Pentire. He is used by many of the country’s leading riders and has an excellent reputation.
Anthony Webber - Yard Chiropractor. Anthony has the rather dubious accolade of being Yard Chiropractor for 27 years as he met Sorrel and her first pony when she was ten. Since then Anthony has been the only person to treat equine, human and canine. Anthony is widely regarded as the most talented chiropractor available and has a huge following in the racing industry as well as all other equestrian sectors. Anthony was a top jump jockey in the 80's and won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1979. Sadly a neck injury brought his own racing career to an end.
Anthony has started horses for His Highness the Aga Khan as well as being an assistant trainer to Tim Forster. He had his own remedial yard for many years and now rides out for famous brother Paul from Cropredy Lawns. Anthony still stewards at both Ascot and Newbury race courses as well as a number of others. He is a well respected judge of Show Hunters at top level. We are immensely proud to be able call Anthony part of our team here at Pentire and he can be regularly seen in the yard fixing animal or human!
Andrew McGonnell - Yard Vet. Andrew became our yard vet 9 years ago along with his business partner Richard Gillatt. Andrew has treated everything here from first pony through to International competition horses. Andrew attended the London 2012 Olympics as Chief Vet for Jamaican rider Sam Albert. We are extremely grateful to have Andrew and his team on call 24 hours a day. All the vets in the practise are fantastic with the horses and we are lucky to have such a dedicated team on call.
Jeff Howell - Jeff has worked for us for a number of years as a regular part timer. Jeff is responsible for the day to day maintenance of the yard.
Gone but not forgotten x
Ralph, Lion. & Bear
Stephanie Brighton - Yard Physio. Stephanie is a qualified physiotherapist and part of the World renowned Amanda Sutton Animal Physiotherapy team. She specialised in Paediatric neurology before doing her Msc in Veterinary Physiotherapy. She lectures throughout the country and treats competition horses all over Europe. She is currently Physio to the British Young Rider and Junior team.
Sorrel’s father Gordon Pirie, who passed away very suddenly on the 18th April while travelling on business in America.
Courtney Romcke - Courtney is an International Event rider from Australia. She has qualified one of her horses for 3* and has competed numerous horses internationally. Courtney produces and sells quality, young competition horses alongside eventing her own horses. She is available for training in the yard on a daily basis and is also our rider.