Tim has ridden since the age of two, riding for his local pony club which included being a proud member of the Prince Phillip Cup Team, where he competed for Wales at the Royal Windsor Horse Show and the Horse of the Year Show at Wembley.
Tim later show jumped and finished 4th in the Junior Foxhunters Final at the Horse of the Year Show and he also represented Wales’s Under 21 team at Muirmill, Scotland.
At 16, Tim began his race riding career in point to points, some of the highlights during his race riding career were being crowned Welsh Men’s Point to Point Champion Rider 2004 and 2007, riding in the Christy Foxhunters race at Aintree over the Grand National fences and riding his 100th winner in point to points.
Tim studied a Property Management & Valuation degree at Glamorgan University prior to becoming a qualified Chartered Surveyor. He then spent the next four years working for Knight Frank, prior to setting up a commercial department at regional Estate Agents, Chartered Surveyors and Property Auctioneers, Herbert R Thomas.
Tim has made significant progress since taking his licence out in November 2006. Tim finished the 2007/08 season having had 14 winners and the 2008/9 season having had 55 winners, finishing 22nd in the national trainers championship. In the 2008/9 season Tim trained his first listed race winner when Helen’s Vision won the Gerry Fielden handicap hurdle at Newbury and had a second place in the Fred Winter juvenile handicap hurdle with Ski Sunday at the Cheltenham festival and a second in the 4 year old juvenile hurdle at Aintree to Walkon at the Grand National festival meeting. Tim also sent out his first flat runner, Soviet Sceptre who duly won at Chepstow.
Tim passed the milestone of his 100th NH winner in July 2009 as well as achieving the fete of training 4 winners in one day! He is a driven character and aims to develop the yard further in strength and depth improving the quality whilst ensuring the business runs smoothly.
In 2011 Tim’s career really hit the big time when Saint Are won The GRADE 1 Sefton Hurdle at the Aintree festival.
Just a few weeks later, Beshabar won the Scottish Grand National.