Simon qualified in 1994 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London and he obtained his Certificate in Equine Practice in 2003.
Simon worked in mixed equine practice prior to going to Australia. On his return in 1997, he joined Greenwood Ellis & Partners and became a partner in 2005. He has also worked in South Africa and spent time in Turkey and Morocco, where he worked with SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Overseas). His role covers both horses in training and stud work.
He says: “Being a partner in Newmarket Equine Hospital, I have been lucky enough to be involved with Tony and the team for over 10 years. My main focus and interest is the horse-in- training, so being at Epsom to experience Authorized’s great Derby win was the biggest thrill of my career. Having since seen Blue Diamond Stud’s breeding operation develop plus further shrewd investment at the sales, I am very hopeful that there will be even more ‘big days to come’.”