Grand daughter of legendary trainer Reg Hollinshead, Steph’s introduction to racehorses was at the earlier age than most. On ponies at the tender age of two she soon progressed through pony club and started riding out for her Granddad at 13.

At 16 Steph was long listed for the British Junior event team, but this was not where her passion lay. After leaving school she took an apprentice licence for her Grandfather and proceeded to ride 22 winners under rules. During this time Steph would ride out for Sir Henry Cecil at every opportunity. It was Sir Henry that encouraged Steph to think more about training, and after a spell with David Elsworth in Newmarket, Steph returned to manage her parents stud farm and took her licence there in 2013.

Together with her husband, two children and hard working team they strive for continued success.