About Rimell Racing
Most of Mark's life has been devoted to horses, having represented Great Britain in eventing as a Junior and Young Rider. He comes into training having inherited much knowledge from his Grandfather and Grandmother, Fred and Mercy Rimell. Fred Rimell was a champion jockey 3 times and leading trainer 5 times and indeed the first trainer ever to have earnt his owners £1million in prize money. He won the grand national 4 times with 4 different horses and subsequently gained the title of Mr Grand National.
In addition to this upbringing Mark is a remarkable talent in his own right and he has gained invaluable experience from 4 seasons in the Point-to-Point field and his years working and riding (as an amateur jockey) in the UK, for the likes of Josh Gifford, David Nicholson, Martin Pipe, Simon Christian and Nigel Twiston-Davies (who Mark rode for as an amateur jockey for 8 seasons, including numerous rides at the Cheltenham Festival and one in the Grand National).
Mark has also learned a great deal from his years abroad alongside Michael Dickinson and Jonathon Shepard in America and Colin Hayes in Australia. Mark's education of a young horse is second to none in the racing industry, because he understands the importance of proper schooling to ensure all his horses maintain balanced steering and develop correct muscle on their top line. He has an affinity with horses that between himself and wife Anne, provides your horse with the maximum opportunity to excel.
Anne came into the partnership having built up and run her own thriving competition yard for the past 12 years. She has also worked as an Assistant Trainer, trained in the Point-to-Point field and has ridden in both Point-to-Point and under rules. Her experience in the showing world is huge, having competed successfully at all of the major shows, including Horse of the Year Show. Anne brings to the partnership a wealth of knowledge that is invaluable when buying horses at the sales, and ensuring the care is of the highest quality in order to achieve the best performances.