After two years working in Lambourn, where she had a spell with Nicky Henderson at Seven Barrows, worked for Ed James and rode out for Stan Moore and Charlie Egerton, Rose returned north to embark on a successful career riding as an amateur jockey.
Based mainly with Nicky Richards, she partnered 56 winners including riding Mirage Dore to second in the Coral Cup at the 2009 Cheltenham Festival.
He would go on to become Rose’s first winner as a trainer, winning at Market Rasen in January the following year.
While riding was a passion, getting into training was always Rose’s long-term aim so the time spent at Greystoke and also with James Fanshawe at Newmarket were fantastic learning experiences.
Later in 2009, Rose and husband Tony Dobbin moved into Hazelrigg and after a lot of renovation and improvements believe they have developed one of the best training facilities in the country.
2016 Eider Chase winner Rocking Blues and Grade Two winner Jonniesofa have been the headline horses for the stable in recent years.
And after a career-best season of 25 winners in 2017-18, Rose and Tony are keen to consistently better that tally in the years ahead.
Dobbs, as he’s long been known throughout racing, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Hazelrigg set-up.
Having partnered nearly 1,200 winners during an illustrious career in the saddle, Dobbs is a proud member of an exclusive club – for jump jockeys who’ve broken the thousand barrier.
His most famous moment will always be Lord Gyllene’s victory in the Monday Grand National of 1997, but his string of other big-race successes includes three Cheltenham Festival winners and multiple Grade 1s aboard the likes of One Man, Monet’s Garden, Barton and Quazar.
In preparing for his move into training, Dobbs spent time visiting Aidan O’Brien, Enda Bolger and Kevin Ryan.
And having enjoyed long associations with Gordon and then Nicky Richards at Greystoke, plus Jonjo O’Neill and Len Lungo, Dobbs has learned his craft from some of the very best in the business.
Those experiences have proved invaluable to Dobbs’ approach to training and he’s picked up numerous nuggets along the way which he continues to draw on now.