About us

Having enjoyed his best-ever season in 2018, Jason has moved into the late David ‘Dandy’ Nicholls’ former yard in Thirsk and expanded his string.

Jason, 49, sent out ten winners in Britain last term, his eighth based at the Dante yard in Middleham, and won his first Listed race with Maifalki in France.

For 2019, we have switched to Tall Trees Stables, from where Nicholls sent out numerous top sprint winners and which owner/breeder David Scott bought last year.

It is a proven yard, up to Group 1 level and has been refurbished, renovated and rejuvenated to an extremely high standard. The facilities include a 7f all weather gallop, indoor ride and lunge ring, 2 monarch horse walkers, 2 barns with stabling, an isolation block and around 10 acres of lush turnout to refresh and invigorate the horses.

Jason, a former jockey and assistant to James Fanshawe, took out his first training licence in 2011. He has worked and trained with some of the biggest names in the sport both here in the UK and around the world. With his father being the late, Bob Ward he was quite literally born in the saddle and has a wealth of experience.