Bryan Smart


Bryan Smart

Hambleton House, Sutton Bank

01845 597481

Combined License

Bryan Smart has achieved the Lycetts Team Champion Gold Accreditation, which is awarded to yards that have shown outstanding levels of team ethos and staff engagement.

About Bryan Smart

Bryan Smart began training at Hambleton House in 2002 following 12 successful years in Lambourn where he was also a National Hunt jockey in his early career riding over 200 winners. Hambleton, located in the North York Moors National Park, is steeped in racing history dating back to the 17th Century and Bryan is proud to have brought the yard back to its former glory. As a flat trainer Bryan has trained many winners including 17 group and listed winners. His most recent achievement was training the 2018 Nunthorpe Winner at York, Alpha Delphini. With excellent training facilities and private gallops in a stunning location Bryan Smart is able to offer the very best environment for horses to be trained in. Bryan and Vicky Smart are passionate about retraining and rehoming of their former racehorses and are actively involved with the charity ROR.

Working at Hambleton House

Hambleton House Stables are proud to offer excellent working conditions with a good routine and flexible hours where necessary. Our high levels of team ethos and staff engagement have been recognised by the Lycetts Team Champion Accreditation who have awarded us with Silver status. We have an excellent support network both on the yard and locally with the Racing Welfare office and Jack Berry House based in Malton. As an inclusive, diverse employer we aim to train our staff to the best of their ability whilst offering plenty of skills development opportunities for individuals who are interested and wish to progress. Each new employee is given an introduction to the yard, employee handbook and health & safety induction.

Employment Benefits

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Staff events

Annual Christmas party, summer BBQ’s, socials and celebrations for big wins.

Wages (specify)

Wages in line with and often above NTF guidelines and pension scheme. Pool money and overtime paid.

Accommodation (specify)

Good quality centrally heated accommodation, limited availability.


Branded clothing and staff handbook.

Travel (i.e. to racemeetings or abroad)

Opportunities to go racing all over the country or abroad with quality horses

Reward Schemes (i.e. Employee of the month etc)

Each year we aim to enter employees into the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff awards in order to recognise their dedication, progression and hard work within the industry. This year we had two employees in the top 10 with one going through to the final round in London.

Local community (what’s nearby? Pubs, cafe’s, shops, bus/train line, doctors, dentist, hairdresser, chemist, takeaways, restaurants, supermarkets?)

Helmsley is a short drive away and has a selection of cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops plus an outdoor open air swimming pool and spa hotel. Ampleforth College has a large indoor swimming pool and gym open to the public and an excellent pub/restaurant nearby. The market town of Thirsk is well known for its James Herriot Centre and offers a wide selection of shops, cafes and pubs/restaurants plus a train station with regular lines to London, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh and many other locations. Jack Berry House is based in Malton which is a hub for jockey and stable staff fitness, rehabilitation and welfare.


Personal development: Being a small to medium sized yard with a core of long standing employees we pride ourselves in being a small family with a supportive and listening ethos.

Lycetts Team Champion Awards 2020: Having been shortlisted for the final of the Lycetts Team Champion Awards 2020 in the yard with 40+ horses category we were very proud to be awarded Gold Accreditation plus a Certificate of Excellence for our safe working practices. This shows that we have outstanding levels of team ethos, staff management and safe working practices.

Current Vacancies at Hambleton House

Hambleton House does not currently have any vacancies.