Joss Saville has joined Jim and Dana Bernhard's Pin Oak Stud team as farm trainer. Saville, who will be responsible for the breaking and pre-training of Pin Oak's young horses, has served as an assistant to GI Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Michael Matz for the last 12 years.
“It was a really hard decision to leave Michael. He is a true horseman and I am grateful for all the knowledge he passed along to me,” Saville said. “I consider myself very lucky to have spent so long working alongside him, his fantasic team and some really nice horses. Now, I am really looking forward to starting this next chapter of my career with Jim and Dana Bernhard. I'm excited to join a great team of people who all share a passion for producing quality horses. I'm very thankful to the Bernhards for putting their faith in me to train and educate their young horses at such a historical facility.”
“Joss comes highly recommended and we are very fortunate and happy to have him arrive at Pin Oak,” the Bernhards said in a statement. “He brings with him a wonderful world of experience and we hope to provide him with a top-class training and rehab center where he can turn our yearlings into nice 2-year-olds ready to ship out in the spring. We welcome Joss and his lovely wife, Jo, in making Pin Oak their new home.”