About Us


Colin was born in 1956 as the second son of farmers Leslie and Marjorie Tizzard at Venn Farm, Milborne Port. He grew up on the family farm  enjoying hunting, shooting and fishing. He was a member of the Pony Club before riding with some success in point-to-points and later under-rules as an amateur jockey. Dairy farming and horses have always been his passions and fortunately he has made a success of both enterprises.

In 1995 he started training two point-to-point horses for his son Joe to ride. The combination produced eight wins that season and set the ball rolling! He now has a string of now 60 plus horses, amassing over £1,600,000 in prize money and Cheltenham & Aintree Festival winners.

Venn Farm Racing Ltd is very much a family run business consisting of Colin - The Boss/Trainer, his wife Pauline and their two children Kim & Joe both assistant trainers. Each of us have our own roles to play and together we hope to provide an excellent service. Great credit must of course go to our superb team of lads and lasses headed by our Head Girl whose hard work is invaluable.