Meet The Team

TIM THORNTON

General Manager

A hands on horseman since childhood, Tim manages the day-to-day operations over Airdrie’s six farm divisions. Tim is responsible for overseeing the highest standards of horsemanship from our stallion operation to the preparation of yearlings to daily mare and foal care, ensuring the maintenance of a quality operation.

Born and raised in Bourbon County, Kentucky, on his father’s farm, Threave Main Stud, Tim joined Airdrie Stud as General Manager in 1988.

MARK CUNNINGHAM

Farm Manager

Mark came to Airdrie in 1980 from Australia with a degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Adelaide, Roseworthy, and after having attended the Irish National Stud. Supervising all aspects of broodmare care and daily vet rounds, he works closely with Dr. Ben Stivers of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute to ensure optimal herd health.

BEN HENLEY

Bloodstock Services/Customer Relations

 

Ben joined Airdrie in 2008. A graduate of the Irish National Stud Breeding Course, Ben brings over 18 years of international experience in the Thoroughbred industry, he has worked on some of the leading farms in Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States. Ben is involved on all levels of the Stallion Operation & also assist's our General Manager with day to day operations at Airdrie.

Ben is available to you and can be reached directly at 859-552-7716.

 

BRET JONES

Bloodstock Services

A 2004 graduate of The University of the South (Sewanee) and an alumnus of the famed Irish National Stud Breeding Course, Bret has been a full time employee at Airdrie Stud since 2006.

Involved in all aspects of Airdrie’s bloodstock services, from choosing matings to selling seasons and new stallion recruitment, Bret is also at the forefront of the Airdrie sales team and oversees the farm’s various advertising campaigns online and in print.

A Breeders' Cup Board Director since 2011 and a founding steering committee member of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association’s 2020 Campaign - a group developed to educate and give a voice to the industry's under 40 generation - Bret takes pride in building an honest personal reputation while working hard to continue Airdrie’s tradition of top-class production.

CATHERINE FRUTH

Sales Coordinator

Catherine has been with the Airdrie sales team for many years and joined the office staff full time in 2003. Her horsemanship, attention to detail, and customer knowledge base are essential elements for Airdrie's presentation of yearlings and weanlings at the major public auctions.

NIKI ROBB

Executive Secretary to Governor Jones

Niki is also responsible for Human Resources, Billing, Payroll, and Horse Health records. Niki has been with Airdrie for over ten years and worn many hats in that time. A hard worker putting in many hours, Niki is our fabulous “go-to” person ready to help solve any problem.

LAURA SULLIVAN

Equine Administrative Assistant/ Receptionist

Quite possibly the busiest member of the Airdrie stallion administration and sales team. Laura keeps the office operating smoothly and has the perfect personality for multitasking and staying upbeat.

KRISTINE CULLEN

Stallion Administrator

Responsible for handling all facets of stallion contracts and mare bookings, plus syndicate administration and sales administration. Kristine is our customer service point of contact for our wonderful breeders who send approximately 1,000 mares annually to Airdrie’s busy stallion roster.

MARSHA SENATORE

Bookkeeper

A member of the Airdrie team since 2002. Marsha is vital cog for each day, month and quarter that passes - keeping our bills paid, our books balanced, and our customers happy.

MARVIN McFARLEN

Controller/Accountant/Business Manager

Marvin is a CPA and has over 20 years of experience in accounting. As the Controller for Airdrie Stud he is responsible for Budgeting, Forecasting, Cash Management, and all accounting functions.

KELLY McDANIEL

Stallion Manager

Stallion Manager at Airdrie for almost 30 years, a Midway native and local history buff, Kelly keeps our string of fine stallions in top shape. Ready for visitors and breedings alike the boys thrive under his care.

RICHARD ROYSTER

Yearling Manager

Yearling Manager at Airdrie for over 10 years, Richard joined the team from high school and has impressed buyers with his horsemanship and excellent turnout of our sale yearlings. Richard’s team goes above and beyond in their hard work to care for and prep over 100 yearlings each auction season.

BENJI REYNOLDS

Broodmare Manager for Airdrie main farm and Woodburn divisions.

CHARLIE OSBORN

Broodmare Manager for Glenartney and Willow Springs divisions.

Our “behind the scenes” crew at Airdrie includes all those responsible for farm maintenance and presentation. Led by Maintenance Supervisors Jimmie Schell and Bruce Manley, they are all dedicated to the care of Airdrie’s historic property.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 487
2641 Old Frankfort Pike
Midway, KY 40347
PH: 859.873.7270
Fax: 859.873.6140
Email: info@airdriestud.com

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