Harry Derham is a National Hunt trainer based at Upper Farm Stables, a wonderful state-of-the-art facility nestling among 90 acres of Berkshire countryside, 20 minutes east of Upper Lambourn.
Formerly assistant trainer to Paul Nicholls for six years, Harry’s purpose-built new facility boasts two all-weather gallops, a raft of schooling facilities, walker, lunge pen, turn out paddocks, owner’s room and capability to house 51 horses.
The talented and motivated team at HDR all share their trainer’s desire and ambition to compete in the top races in the National Hunt sphere, while providing owners with brilliant communication and a terrific experience, both on and off the racecourse.
Harry began his career as a jockey, however after identifying his love for racing was not in the saddle, Harry retrained at Paul Nicholls’ stable and quickly became a vital member of his team; first as Pupil Assistant and then as assistant trainer, a role he proudly held for six years.
While in that role, Harry worked closely alongside the 14 times Champion Trainer, employing a relentless work ethic seven days a week which helped to produce fantastic results as the Ditcheat-based operation landed the trainers’ championship on three occasions and was runner-up in the other three seasons.
Following a highly successful four-month spell as a licensed trainer operating from Frenchman’s House in Lambourn, Harry now enters into his first full season as a National Hunt trainer based at the purpose-built Upper Farm Stables, situated in the beautiful village of Boxford near Lambourn.