Meet The Team


Vice President

A 2004 graduate of The University of the South (Sewanee) and an alumnus of the Irish National Stud Breeding Course, Bret has been an official member of the Airdrie Stud team since 2006. He works daily with Airdrie's unrivaled managerial team and staff to help ensure that Airdrie's legacy will always be that of a farm that does right by it's people, horses and clients; a reputation earned by Brereton and Libby Jones over the last 50 years.  

A Breeders' Cup Board Director since 2011, a commissioner on the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission from 2016-2020, 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's greatest pride will always be his wife, Tyler, and their 3 boys: B, Jack and Thomas.  



General Manager

Ben joined Airdrie in 2008. A graduate of the Irish National Stud Breeding Course, he brings more than 18 years of international experience in the Thoroughbred industry. Ben has worked at some of the leading farms in Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland and the United States. He manages the day-to-day operations of Airdrie's six farm divisions, and 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.

Ben can be reached directly at 859-552-7716.



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.



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 nineteen 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.


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.


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.


Director of Sales

Jocelyn Brooks recently relocated to Lexington after spending the last six years as Chief of Staff for Sagamore Racing based at historic Sagamore Farm, located in Glyndon, MD. Jocelyn works directly with Airdrie's breeders and clients in helping with all aspects of their mating plans as well as being a leading presence for the Brereton C. Jones consignments at the major Thoroughbred auctions. Jocelyn grew up in Towson, MD, and received her degree in Mass Communications and Sports Marketing from Towson University. In her free time Jocelyn enjoys riding her Sagamore retiree, Perpetual Optimism.


Sales Coordinator

Amelia Lloyd is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated with a BS in Equine Science and Management from the University of Kentucky. As a student Amelia prepped horses for several leading consignors gaining valuable hands on and organizational experience. Amelia is responsible for all aspects of our annual sales consignments of more than 100 Airdrie-bred horses.



Caroline received her BS in Accounting (2014) and MS in Accounting (2016) from the University of Kentucky. She then worked as an auditor in Nashville, earning her CPA license. Kentucky called her back home and she has been at Airdrie Stud since September 2019. As the Controller for Airdrie Stud, Caroline is responsible for budgeting, forecasting, cash management, and all accounting functions. 



Lisa worked at Parx Racing in several capacities. On the frontside she was in Mutuels and Accounting, spending the last twelve of her years there as Head Horsemen’s Bookkeeper. On the backside she was an exercise rider and pony person for 40 plus years.

Lisa moved to Kentucky from Pennsylvania in the fall of 2015 with her husband, who works for Brook Ledge Inc., and their two dogs and a cat. Lisa brought her own Equine Bookkeeping service with her when she moved to the Bluegrass State. In her spare time, she loves rehabbing old houses and doing other DIY projects. Lisa brings a lot of experience to our accounting department, and we are happy she has decided to join the team!


Stallion Manager

Guy has been groomed from childhood for the position he now holds as Airdrie Stud’s stallion manager. He grew up on Xalapa Farm in Paris, KY, which was managed by his father and he has a brother who trains Thoroughbred race horses. Guy has done just about every job you can have in the horse business, and you can’t get much better training than that. The fine stallions on Airdrie’s roster are definitely in capable hands.


Broodmare Manager for Airdrie main farm and Woodburn divisions.

Benji started working at Airdrie Stud as a groom more than 20 years ago while taking courses in equine management and nutrition. He graduated with a farrier's license from the Kentucky Horseshoeing School in 1998. He was offered a manager's position at the farm shortly thereafter. Benji has learned from some of the best in the business at Airdrie; and especially credits Mr. Jones, Tim Thornton, and Mark Cunningham for helping him attain the success he enjoys today.


Broodmare Manager for Glenartney and Willow Springs divisions.

Charlie, from the NSW region of Australia, has worked at Airdrie Stud since 2001. His life-long experience with horses has created a deep respect and intense sense of responsibility towards all of the broodmares, foals and yearlings that have been under his care. Charlie’s credo is, “What is good for the horse is good for the soul.”




Yearling Manager

Troy grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He began in the industry as an assistant trainer to his father who is a multiple GI winning trainer. Troy started successfully training on his own at 21, and traveled across the country as well as to Canada. Along the way, he also became a certified blacksmith. Troy is responsible for each new crop of Airdrie Stud yearlings, preparing them with his team for our consignments at the annual Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland Sales. His efforts are evident in how well our yearlings present themselves to the buyers at these sales. Make sure to come by in July, September, and October to see for yourselves!!  

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

PO Box 487
2641 Old Frankfort Pike
Midway, KY 40347
PH: 859.873.7270
Fax: 859.873.6140
Email: [email protected]