Welcome to the website of racehorse trainer, Richard Phillips where we hope to give you a taste of the excitement and fun of owning a racehorse at Adlestrop Stables.

Richard is a Cheltenham Festival and Listed Flat winning trainer with over 30 years experience of training racehorses to the highest level, both over jumps and on the Flat.

With the well-being of our horses at the heart of everything we do, Richard and his team offer a unique, professional, friendly service to all our owners and are proud of giving every horse bespoke care and attention to maximise their potential.

We hope that our website captures the excellent facilities and dramatic beauty of the Cotswolds through word, photo and film. We would very much enjoy welcoming you to visit Adlestrop Stables to see our friendly, competitive racing yard at work.


National Racehorse Week is a nationwide annual celebration of the racehorse and a chance to see first-hand the love, care and attention that goes into looking after them.

Born out of an idea in 2019 by Richard to create a single event that could be hosted by the racing industry, National Racehorse Week is celebration of the animals who power racing and provide entertainment for millions, whilst also providing the public with insight into the dedicated care that they receive.

In an experience like no other, racing yards up and down the country opened their doors for the inaugural event in September 2021 to show the public the fantastic lives that these magnificent animals lead.

For information on National Racehorse Week, please visit:

  • “It is a real joy to be an owner at Adlestrop, you receive regular updates on your horse/s and Richard is always available to speak to you. The team at Adlestrop are always welcoming and every owner is made to feel special. Meeting up with other owners at the regular gatherings is always good fun and Jo and the team make fabulous bacon butties which are always welcome after an early morning on the gallops watching and hearing Richard’s lively comments on the horses.”

    Ann Saunders
  • “Having had horses with Richard since 1999 continuously 75% have won! Any special requests for your horse you may have, are always welcome at Adlestrop and if possible accommodated. Adlestrop Stables is a 5 star horse hotel with lovely facilities where there is always a warm welcome whatever time of day.”

    Colin Pocock
  • “What I like about Adlestrop is the way nothing is too much trouble for Richard or Joline to see that you enjoy ownership, and when visiting you are always made very welcome. The staff and horses are very happy and there is a lovely atmosphere. Owners are always kept very well informed as to the wellbeing of their horse, and given plenty of notice of when and where their horse may run. They are always welcome to visit. Also the social events are really good and there is always a very friendly group of people to socialise with.”

    Clementine Calver
  • “What I like about being an owner at Adlestrop, is the personal touch you get from Richard and the team, the sense of fun that being involved in racing is really all about, and the knowledge that at a moment’s notice you can pop in to see the horses, go on the gallops, and actually feel part of a vibrant racing stable.”

    John Inverdale
  • “What we like about being owners at Adlestrop is we always have a memorable day out at the races win or lose. Also when we go to visit our horses we are always made very welcome at Adlestrop.”

    Nick & Kath Burgess
  • “I like being an owner at Adlestrop because I have had winners from a friendly yard in a beautiful part of the world. Richard and staff always make you feel very welcome.”

    Kate Davies
  • “As a member of the Adlestrop family, regardless of results, you are ensured of a lot fun and good company.”

    Adrian Wright
  • “What I like about Richard’s yard is the informality. I can pop in any time and see the horses in the yard or up on the gallops and it is fun following their progress throughout the year. I have also learned a great deal talking to Richard which has made a trip to the races much more enjoyable. The other owners are a sociable bunch and we enjoy their company.”

    Jenny Stowell
  • “I have known Richard for over 20 years and Jo not much less. They always go the extra mile to make any visitor to the yard welcome and entertained. The rest of the team, led by Hannah and Danny, are always happy to talk about the horses or just racing in general. It is comforting to see how much each and everyone of them cares for the horses and how they treat them with the utmost respect."

    Mike Barrett
  • “The mere thought of being involved in the ownership of a race horse can be daunting but Richard and his team at Adlestrop make it easy and through syndication, affordable but most of all horse racing is an entertainment and you can be sure of that at Adlestrop. We would have no hesitation in recommending Richard and all at Adlestrop whether as a first timer or an experienced owner.”

    Tony & Caroline Ashall
  • I have known Richard for 30 years when he was Assistant to Henry Candy. His attention to detail is second to none and every horse is treated as an individual which isn’t always case in this day and age. The yard is run in a very professional manner and they are an absolute pleasure to deal with.

    Will Humphreys - Top Spec
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