Born in Manchester, England in 1991, Jay began riding age 9 at his aunt’s local stables. Almost immediately Jay fell in love with the horses and his fascination with them grew and grew.
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 day 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 18 months 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.