Meet the Team
Richard Burton | BSc (Rural Enterprise)
Qualifications / Work Experience:
Degree (BSc Rural Enterprise) from Harper Adams University.
Over 15 years experience in Property Agency having worked for leading Residential & Commercial companies in Birmingham and Cheshire.
2½ years working for Champion National Hunt Racehorse trainer David Nicholson.
Directing Jackson Equestrian Ltd since 2007.
Having grown up on a small holding in Shropshire & ridden from an early age Richard can boast an impressive Equestrian background.
Richard retired from race riding in 2011 having become the winning most British Point to Point Jockey of all time (414 winners) and he is a 4 times National Point to Point Champion Jockey. He has ridden a total of 478 winners.
Big Races successes include:
Juveigneur – 2005 Cheltenham Festival Kim Muir / Trainer N. Henderson / Owner: T.Hemmings
Cloudy Lane – 2007 Cheltenham Festival Kim Muir / Trainer: D. McCain / Owner T. Hemmings
Scots Grey – 2007 Aintree Foxhunters / Trainer: N. Henderson / Owner. H. Ponsonby
Cappa Bleu – 2009 Cheltenham Foxhunters / Trainer: S.Crow / Owner: W. & A. Rucker
The combination of Richard's property experience & equestrian knowledge, passion & contacts make him ideally situated to drive Jackson Equestrian forward by specialising in all aspects of Rural & Equestrian Property Agency.
Gillon Crow BSc Hons (Building Surveying)
Agent & Lettings Manager
Gillon was educated at Gordonstoun School and then went on to Graduate from Northumbria University at Newcastle upon Tyne in 2007 with a degree in Building Surveying BSc (Hons). Since leaving University, Gillon went on to get experience in the horseracing industry and went to work as a pupil assistant for Philip Hobbs in Somerset and then more recently as assistant trainer to Donald McCain in Cheshire.
Having gained great experience from both employers on various different levels, Gillon then joined the team at Jackson Equestrian early in 2011 and since then has had a wide spread of responsibility across all fields within the company. The experience and background through many Equestrian disciplines has blended well with his degree to form a key member of Jackson Equestrian.
Gillon has ridden all his life and has been brought up surrounded by horses. Through Showing, Dressage, Show jumping, Eventing and Point to Pointing, this enables him to have a good understanding of what people require when looking to rent, sell or buy an Equestrian Property.
James Willis | BSc. MRICS FAAV
BSc (Hons) Degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management from Harper Adams University.
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Fellow of the Agricultural Valuers Association.
RICS Registered Valuer.
James was brought up on a dairy farm in Cheshire and still plays an active part in the family farm.
James has over 12 years’ experience in the property and land industry. Having trained as a Land Agent in Chester and gone on to act on behalf of some of the largest pension funds in the UK, he is well placed to advice clients on a wide range of land and property matters.
James began his career acting for well-known Estate’s in Cheshire and dealing with their day-to-day management as well as their strategic and investment matters. Having managed the Land Management and Commercial departments he then spent time in the renewables sector, where he dealt with all aspects of renewables investments and technologies.
James joined Jackson Rural & Equestrian in March 2016 and has been tasked to grow the expanding rural aspects of the business including rural residential property and management.
Roo has 10 years experience working within Estate Agency's in Manchester & Shrewsbury, working in both Lettings and Residential Sales.
She is a keen equestrian enthusiast who enjoys various riding activities in and around Shropshire.
Bill Jackson | FNAEA FNAVA CIPS
Bill originally trained as an Auctioneer in Herefordshire in the 1960’s, he has an invaluable wealth of experience to call upon having worked and specialised in Rural Property Agency for over 45 years. Bill has owned and ridden horses for many years.
Peter Hicks | FNAEA
Peter joined Bill Jackson in 1970 as an Auctioneer & Estate Agent & therefore Peter has more than 40 years experience within the industry to call upon.
Peter has strong equestrian interests & has previously successfully trained Point to Point horses & Harness race horses.
Gillian Handley | BA(Hons) Accounting and Law
Business Development & Accounts
Office & Accounts Administrator