Anthony began his involvement with horses back at his family home on the Quantocks. His Father John Honeyball, as well as being a Master of the Taunton Vale Hunt and successful trainer, was involved in the early part of the career of that great racehorse, The Dikler, training him to win his first point to point.
His mother Sue was a talented show jumper. Between them both they produced many horses to a high standard, and it was this ability as a stockman and knowledge of horsemanship which was passed on to Anthony.
Anthony both worked and rode as an amateur for Richard Barber and progressed as a conditional jockey for Paul Nicholls riding 45 winners under rules, before he began his training career in 2006.
Anthony trained horses from his parents’ Quantock farm in Somerset to start with. He then rented a yard from Richard Barber, and in 2012 moved just a few miles up the road to Potwell Farm where he could independently allow his training operation to expand and progress, whilst still having the advantage of the famous Seaborough gallop.