MEET THE GRINNALLS
Son of Mick & Ella, Rob is an experienced and accomplished Veterinary Surgeon. He worked for 20 years at racecourses and equestrian events around the country, including;
Goodwood, Warwick, Plumpton, Brighton, Fontwell
Burghley Horse Trials, Aston, Somerley, Syde Park, Milton Keynes, Sapey
The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead
Pony Club Championships, Sansaw
British Open Showjumping Championships
Horse of the Year Show – Senior Vet
Since 2005, he has worked mainly at Clay Farm as a business manager, but also as a veterinary consultant to different businesses.
Wife to Rob and mother to Daniel, Vicky is the Farm Manager, workhorse and drive behind Clay Farm. Her efforts and input ensure that the farm is well run and tidy, that the visitors have an experience to be remembered and that our customers have a good deal. She is passionate about the production of quality animals and ensures that those show-casing our farm are turned out to perfection. Her eye for quality ensures that we can offer for sale the very best animals that we can produce. Stock she has produced have won at major shows in the ownership of Clay Farm and others to whom she has sold stock. When not producing sheep or labouring on the farm she loves taking Daniel on adventure holidays, especially skiing.
Daniel Grinnall, born in June 2005, sadly too late to ever meet his Grandfather, Mick, but nevertheless, a beneficiary of all that he began.
Daniel enjoys the shows and farm sales and s passionate about his Border Leicesters and Zwartbles. 2018 – 2019 saw his flock win Interbreed Championships and the Society of Border Leicester Sheep Breeders Young Handler of the Year.
Skiing and shooting are hobbies he enjoys at home, whilst when he is at Shrewsbury he is coxing the rowing in their fantastic boats with great crews around him.
Wife of the late Mick Grinnall, who between them started all that is now Clay Farm.
Ella’s role now is that of financial advisor and anchor to the business started with such hard labour all those years ago. She runs the fishing and caravanning side of the business, taking the bookings and ensuring that visitors are welcomed and shown the facilities. Of particular welcome to the Sporting Heights guests are her home-made cakes that await each new party.
She enjoys telling Daniel (her only grandchild) the history of Clay Farm, the Grinnall and Griffiths families and the locality.
She also loves to watch Daniel competing with his pony and showing his sheep at the shows.