Another success story from Seven Barrows, Ben Pauling was assistant to horse racing legend Nicky Henderson for six years before starting his own horse racing training team in 2013. Since that time, he’s been successful in every year that he’s been working as a professional trainer, taking the expert horse racing advice he gained through closely shadowing Nicky Henderson.
He was once aspiring to be a professional jockey before an accident involving barbed wire permanently damaged his right eye, ruining any chance of being allowed to ride ever again. There’s always a lot of praise for Ben Pauling, who wasn’t able to reach his full potential as a professional jockey due to the unfortunate accident, meaning that he had to put the work in and effectively learn his trade from the ground up.
Most recently, Ben Pauling was announced as National Hunt Ambassador for horse racing focused bookmaker Black Type, where he was once again hailed for being one of the most talented and promising rising stars in UK horse racing after achieving so much debut success as a trainer at just thirty-two years of age.