Our Team

We think we have the best team in the business

 We are dedicated and passionate and proud of what we do.  For us, this is not just a job, this is what we love to do and are privileged to wake up every morning to work with these amazing horses. We love seeing them come through our Stables then go on to achieve their full potential on the racecourse or in the arena.

Meet some of our team below – we also employ part time riders and yard staff.

Victoria de Sousa

Wife to three-time UK Champion Jockey, Silvestre de Sousa, and Mum to Ryan, Max and Harry, Vicky is now a successful Bloodstock Agent, pre-trainer and riding coach who oversees the running of the busy livery and pre-training business at Brickfield Equine.

A former apprentice jockey with Dandy Nichols under her maiden name Behan, she rode 14 winners on the flat before hanging up her boots and taking a degree in Equine Science.

Vicky was a keen eventer and show jumper in Ireland in her teens and early 20s and these days she rides the yearlings and show jumpers on a regular basis. 

Sarah Ashley

Sarah is the yard manager at Brickfield Equine. Her attention to detail, care and attention to all the horses, riders and staff and vast wealth of knowledge in all things equine makes her a very important part of the team. 

Sarah has a background in horse racing, having worked for some of the best in the business.  She has an ex-racehorse whom she has retrained and competes in RoR classes, and her daughter also competes on her pony.

Rafael Fogaca

Rafael comes from Brazil where he previously worked in restaurants, but a new exciting career working with horses beckoned and he is learning the ropes at Brickfield Equine under the tutelage of Vicky, Sarah and Tara. 

Rafael’s days are filled looking after the horses, from mucking out and grooming to feeding and putting them on and off the walker and in and out of the paddocks. 

He’s a fast learner and is also a great help with the kids at the Pony Session days. 

Tara Murphy

Tara Murphy has been brought up around horses. Both her parents work in the horseracing industry and Tara herself learned to ride, with Vicky as her coach, from a young age. 

Tara is a super talented rider who has risen the ranks to become a 3* eventer. As the resident expert, Tara brings on all the young horses, both racehorses and sports horses, to a very high standard. 

Tara is aiming for the Young Rider Europeans in Montelibretti, Italy this year. 



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