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Katy Ferguson

Welfare Officer (South East)

Katy Ferguson : Welfare Officer (South East)

I’ve always had a love of horses, competition and speed so it’s no surprise that horse racing became such a huge part of my life. I started my career in racing at 17 years old spending a large proportion of my time with John Best in Kent. There I was lucky enough to have a handful of rides under rules and got to ride and look after some great horses. I then went on to spend a few years in Epsom working as an assistant trainer and even owned and ran my own Racing Syndicate.

After spending 10 years working in the training yards I decided I wanted to look at taking my career in a different direction. I always knew I wanted to stay in the industry so I explored lots of different options and attended the TRIC course at The BRS. In 2016 I joined Racing Welfare as a Welfare Officer covering Epsom and The South East.

Supporting the people that are contributing and making this sport run day in and day out is so rewarding and I feel experiencing first-hand the demands of our industry means I can relate to everyone I support. No day is the same for me and I Iove that I get to work with such a wide range of people in all different walks of life. Being able to support the people who are dedicating their lives to our sport has enabled me to use everything I have learnt in my time to give something back to the industry.