Sinead hunts down a dream job (August 2009)


A former Bridgwater College student has landed a dream job working with a top class racehorse trainer.

Sinead Woolf, who completed here BTEC National Diploma in Horse Management at the College last year, started work with leading National Hunt trainer Phillip Hobbs last month.

Mr Hobbs has finished as one of the country's top four National Hunt trainers since 1999. He trains 100 horses and has sent over 1,000 winners.

Sinead works with him at his stables in Minehead, where she looks after four horses, rides out most days, carries out general yard jobs and a accompanies horses to the races.

She got the post after being accepted on to the eight-week British Racing School where she was given the further honour of being named head girl.

Sinead said: "Being head girl at the school was a great achievement for me - I felt very lucky to be given the place and I thoroughly enjoyed it."

Sinead said of her time at Bridgwater College:" The course helped me develop my knowledge of horses and this stands me in good stead today. If I hadn't attended the course I don't think I would be working with racehorses now at all."

Sinead hope to eventually become a permanent head girl of a yard.