Team

Meet Our Team

Olly Tait , Owner

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Olly has senior international experience in the racing and breeding industry which is quite simply unparalleled. During his 15 years at Darley, Olly established the organisation in Australia, expanded it in Japan, developed it in the United States before relocating to the UK in 2010 when he was responsible for the Darley operations globally. Elected to the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors, Members and Trustees in 2009, Olly was their Audit and Finance Chairman until 2013. From 2006-2008, Olly was President of the Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association in Australia and a Director of Aushorse, the representative body of commercial thoroughbred breeders in Australia.

Andrew Perryman

Stud Manager
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Andrew joined Twin Hills in July 2020. He has held senior roles with Woodlands Stud, Darley, Goldin Farms and, most recently, held the role of Bloodstock and Breeding Manager at Kia Ora Stud, Scone. He knows the land here very well, having previously been Stud Manager of Twin Hills when it was Woodlands Cootamundra during the Inghams’ ownership. The leadership and horsemanship skills he has developed internationally and at some of Australia’s best thoroughbred farms will be at the centre of Twin Hills’ ongoing development. 

Jess Brien

Office Manager
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Jess was born and raised on the Cootamundra property, the daughter of Twin Hills’ long-standing former stud manager, Steve Brien. Having worked for Godolphin as the stud secretary at Woodlands Stud in Denman from 2012 to 2015 and as Personal Assistant to Godolphin Australia CEO Henry Plumtre for further two years, Jess returned to Cootamundra in 2017 to work as the Office Manager. In this role, she oversees the HR and farm administration for all Twin Hills’ clients and suppliers.

Jess Said

 Resident Vet
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Jess has been a part of the Twin Hills team since 2019. A graduate of Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga) with double degrees in Veterinary Science and Veterinary Biology in 2013, Jess has also trained in equine veterinary hospitals in Scotland and New Zealand. She has also worked in racing stables, on breeding properties and assisted during yearling preparations. After graduation, Jess has worked in mixed animal practices and sole equine clinics in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. More recently, she has completed further training in equine dentistry and ultrasonography.