Train with the best in Ballina.
Richard Dicey Training is a thoroughbred pretraining and training facility located in Ballina NSW- (1 hrs from Gold Coast) only metres from the Race Track and across from the Richmond river that can be used for salt water swimming of the horses. This facility has 22 stables and 18 day yards with sails so all horses get the best care and a tailored education. All visitors including owners and trainers are most welcome to inspect the stables by appointment.
About Richard Dicey
I have always been involved with Horses in some manner. As a teenager I was Champion Apprentice Jockey in England. At the time managing rides in England, Ireland, Holland, France. As weight got the better of me, I rode for a time in India before immigrating to Australia. In my time in Australia I have managed my own 100 acre Agistment/Pre-Training Centre in Perth where I also broke- in for leading owners and trainers of the day. This is also where I established my Freeze Branding business. I next spent time in New Zealand on the look for a training facility. Instead I discovered Real Estate and quickly rose to top listing agent and salesman in the Auckland area. The weather finally got the better of me and I returned to Australia, locating in Brisbane. I continued selling and buying Houses (including purchasing this stables in Ballina in which i leased out for a few years) awhile until my children were of an age that their desire for a horse of their own got the better of me. Starting with a gorgeous wee Shetland, Gypsy, we went from strength to strength ending with a team of 5 and 7 or so State Showjumping and Sporting Titles as well as EFA Interschool Titles and a swag of Pony Club hardware. he interest in horses slowly grew towards the Racing Industry and my daughter, Tracy, became an apprentice jockey and son, William, relocated to Sydney to work as a trackrider and then travelling to the UK. While i got back into shape and starting riding track work and training for trainers such as Mr Adam Palmer, Health Coote etc
I recently re-obtained my trainers license.
I pride myself on my professional abilities to handle the Horses in a humane and gentle way so that it is a positive experience for the Horse and the Owner.