Former National Hunt jockey Padge Whelan has joined Dengie Horse Feeds as sales manager with responsibility for Ireland. He has extensive experience of the Thoroughbred sector, thanks to a successful racing career that saw him ride more than 120 winners.
After leaving the National Hunt circuit, Padge gained a degree in equine management from the Royal Agricultural University, Gloucestershire. “Although injury forced me to hang up my boots prematurely, it gave me the opportunity to study areas such as equine science and nutrition,” he said. “My involvement with both flat and National Hunt racing yards has given me a wealth of hands-on experience and invaluable contacts.
“I am really looking forward to helping to promote the benefit of Dengie feeds to a larger audience – especially the Thoroughbred sector, where fibre plays such an important role in fuelling performance.”