Jonjo O’Neill Stable Tour & Bentley Driving Experience with BLG Development Finance
– Jackdaws Castle, Cheltenham
Back in October of 2018, Principal lenders BLG Development Finance engaged ConciergeUK to organise and run a breakfast meeting for themselves and their clients. Due to the success of this meeting BLG got back in touch with ConciergeUK and gave them the task of organising a bespoke experience for their staff and clients. Task in hand, ConciergeUK set to work engaging Bentley Bristol and Jonjo O’Neill Racing to provide exactly that; a bespoke, unforgettable experience at one of the most famous racehorse training centres in Europe – a once in a lifetime opportunity!
The day started with a warm welcome and teas and coffees in the owners suite of Jackdaws Castle, the home of Jonjo O’Neill racing. The group were then taken down to the yard for the first experience of the day, an opportunity to be driven in a Bentley alongside the racehorses as they ran on the gallops! A phenomenal experience!
It was then back to the owners suite for a hearty full English breakfast before some of the group were given the opportunity to drive a Bentley, both on and off road!
The next activity was a tour of the facilities. The group were shown the equine swimming pool, solarium and horse walkers, all whilst in use, and were given the opportunity to witness racehorses being schooled in the indoor school. The facilities at Jackdaws really are second to none, and are described by many as a 5* hotel & Spa for racehorses!
Next was Champagne and Canapés on the lawn and an opportunity to view racehorses that were for sale. For those who wanted, there was also an opportunity to feed them some carrots!
For the final part of the day, lunch was provided at the nearby Plough Inn. All in all this was an absolutely fantastic day for all involved!