FAQs

FAQ’s

Can anyone have a horse in training with Jonjo O’Neill?

Absolutely. Jonjo would be delighted to train for anyone, whether they be a registered owner or just considering having a horse in training for the first time. 

How do I get involved?

You can either email us or call us on 01386 584209. Full details are on our contacts page. Please let us know your details and we will advise on the various types of ownership available via the British Horseracing Authority.

I want to buy a horse – how do I start?

A question with many possible answers.  Horses are available in various types, e.g. unraced, chasers, hurdlers, Flat horses, etc. Additionally, prices vary considerably. Jonjo or a member of the team would be delighted to discuss the options available.

How much do you charge?

The fees Jonjo charges are similar to training fees charged elsewhere. Considering the facilities available at Jackdaws Castle, we are sure they represent excellent value for money. Have a look at the schedule of training fees for more detail.

What facilities do you have?

Jackdaws Castle is widely regarded as one of the finest training complexes in Europe. Developed and renovated at lavish expense, it comprises a suite of training facilities which cover every requirement. These include an indoor equine pool, therapy room and equine solarium. Additionally, there are 500 acres of land, comprising a variety of gallops, extensive schooling grounds and numerous horse walks. Safety is paramount and the whole complex has been designed so our horses never venture onto any tarmac surfaces.

How do we get to you?

Use our Contact Us page to plan your route to Jackdaws Castle

Can I get a report on my horse’s progress?

In addition to Jonjo contacting you regularly, you are always welcome to telephone or email at any time to check on your horse. You can also make arrangements to visit us.

What are the risks?

It’s part and parcel of jump racing that from time to time injuries happen, and sometimes these can even result in fatality or a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Insurance policies against the former are available, though these are relatively expensive. However, the facilities at Jackdaws Castle and the approach that Jonjo takes to training (he treats every horse individually) ensures that each one goes to the races in peak fitness and is trained to the best of his ability.

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