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:

  • “I have known Richard for over twenty five years and he and his team always go the extra mile to make any visitor to the yard welcome and entertained. It is wonderful to see how much everyone at Adlestrop cares for the horses and do their utmost to ensure they are happy and healthy."

    Mike Barrett Adlestrop Club Member
  • “As a member of the Adlestrop family, regardless of results you are ensured of a lot fun and good company.”

    Adrian Wright Partnership & Adlestrop Club Member
  • “The mere thought of being involved in the ownership of a racehorse can be daunting but Richard and his team at Adlestrop make it easy and through syndication it is also affordable.  However most of all horse racing is an entertainment and you can be sure of that at Adlestrop Stables. We would have no hesitation in recommending Richard and all at Adlestrop whether as a first timer or an experienced owner.”

    Tony & Caroline Ashall Syndicate Members
  • “Nothing is too much trouble for Richard or Joline to ensure 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 at Adlestrop Stables.  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 and 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 Syndicate Member
  • "I have had horses, or shares of horses with Richard for a number of years.  There have been some winners and some losers, but the experiences have always been memorable and full of fun.  I couldn’t begin to list all of the great days: a favourite at Aintree, racing at Ayr, a winner at Stratford, Owners lunches, cricket, Royal Adlestrop and so much more.  Richard is great to be with and there is always a warm welcome from him, Jo and all of the team at the yard whenever I visit."

    Helen Nixseaman Owner
  • “I really enjoy being an owner at Adlestrop Stables.   It is a friendly yard in a beautiful part of the world and I have enjoyed much fun and success with my horses.  Richard and  his team always make you feel very welcome and their love and dedication to the welfare of their horses is unquestionable.”

    Kate Davies Syndicate & Adlestrop Club Member
  • “It is a real joy to be an owner at Adlestrop.  You receive regular updates on your horse 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.  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 Syndicate Member
  • "Being involved in racehorse ownership with Richard Phillips and his marvellous team is about so much more than seeing your colours carried on the track. As exciting as that is, the hugely warm welcome when visiting the yard, interaction with Richard and the fun of social events is so rewarding. Above all, it’s inspiring to see the love and care shown to the stars of the show – the horses. Getting to know all of them in the yard is simply a joy."

    Guy Butchers The Zara Syndicate
  • “What I like most about being an owner at Adlestrop Stables, 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 moments notice you can pop in to see the horses, go on the gallops, and actually feel part of a vibrant racing stable.”

    John Inverdale
  • "I have known Richard since 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 Baileys Horse Feeds
  • “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 Sole Owner
  • When looking for a prospective trainer I visited Richard Phillips at Adlestrop Stables and it took me just ten minutes to realise that I felt completely at home in Richard’s establishment.  The horses looked really well and were housed in large, comfortable outlooking boxes, the gallops and facilities were excellent and I received a wonderful welcome from everyone.  Richard is a trainer that communicates frequently with updates on my horses which is much appreciated.

    Mike Edwards Syndicate Member
  • “I really enjoy the informality of Richard's yard.  I can pop in any time and see the horses either 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 from 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 Syndicate & Adlestrop Club Member
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