Born in Manchester, England on 11th August 1991. Jay was constantly in trouble as a child and by the age of 9 years was clearly heading on the wrong path of life. At a complete loss as to how to solve his behavioural problems, his parents Linda & Tony decided to ask Auntie Wendy to take him to the stables in the evenings to help look after her horse and keep him out of trouble. Almost immediately Jay fell in love with the horses and his fascination with them grew and grew and to the delight of his parents his behaviour also improved immensely.
By the age of 10 it was clear that Jay had an outstanding ability to ride horses and was determined to forge a career with them. At the age of 15, the following days after completing his GCSE’s Jay left Manchester and went to work for William Funnell in Dorking, Surrey. During this time Jay improved his riding skills; learnt how to work with young horses and how a professional yard was run. After 18months of invaluable experience Jay felt it was time to move on and spend some time abroad under the wing of Peter Bulthuis in Holland where he rode numerous winners including being placed 3rd in the Dutch National Z Final at Masstricht riding Onassis.
In April 2011 Jay decided to come home and set up base for the future at a nearby yard in Manchester.