Joe was born on 16th of April 1984 in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Despite his family always having horses Joe did not start riding until he was 12 years old when he then joined the local Pony Club. During his time in Pony Club he was 3rd individually at the area competition and qualified for the Dengie Winter League finals at Stoneleigh aswell as qualifying for the National Dressage finals.
Joe started BSJA at the age of 15, in his first season won the overall points for area 14a for the Members Cup and Junior Open classes with plausible Charm. During his final Junior year Joe produced Plausible Charm and Baydale Velvet through to J.A, placing in National Championships and several international shows.
After moving onto horses and starting out with several novice horses, Joe purchased a Grade A, Cruising Tom, from International rider Neil Martin with whom he was training at the time. A year later Joe began a BSc Equine Science degree at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire. During his time at Hartpury Joe trained with Roland Fernyhough before being selected for the Equine Academy where he received training From Nick Burton and other top riders. After leaving Hartpury Joe went on to be involved in the BBC's Only Fools on Horse's for Sport Relief. It was during this time where he met Tim Stockdale, who he later went to work for as stable jockey. After taking what he had learnt at Tim's, Joe sold his top horse, Baloubet De Friese to Robert Smith and returned to be based in Gloucestershire where he set up his own business successfully producing young horses for sale and on behalf of clients.
Joe is now based in Minety, Wiltshire with first class facilities, where he runs Foxley Equestrian with his girlfriend Jessica Pidcock.