About Me

The family business while I was growing up was buying ponies people didn't get on/succeed with and moving them on to the right home once we gave them a rounded education and felt they were confident and established about what was asked of them. We also started youngsters under saddle.

I have ridden competitively in dressage, showing, working hunter and endurance but eventing and showjumping have always been the apple of my eye. 

Showjumping Ireland Member Details - this shows a list of ponies and horses I competed affiliated showjumping on.

Riding Career Highlights:

  • Winner of the National Pony Club Championship Combined Training when I was 11 years old with a pony that was deemed unbreakable by the time he was 7 (when I got him). He won these Championships within the first year I had him.

Killusty Falcon

Showjumping Irelands record of achievements for Killusty Falcon: click here

  • Short-listed for the Irish Pony Eventing team twice. Once with each of the ponies below.


Better Odds                                                                   Against The Odds

Showjumping Irelands record of achievements for Better Odds: click here

Showjumping Irelands record of achievements for Against The Odds: click here

  • Invited to jump on the Irish Young Rider European Team that was going to Hungary with my home-bred horse.
  • Winner of the National A.I.B Teenagers Classic League AND Final with my home-bred horse. Winning both of these in the same year has never been achieved by anyone else. It has also never been done before or since on a home-bred, home-ridden horse.

My Goodness

Showjumping Ireland record of achievements for My Goodness: click here

Winning the National A.I.B Teenagers Classic also signaled the end of my time at secondary school and so I took my pursuit of knowledge in all things horse in an academic direction and obtained a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science & Management from Mysercough College in Lancaster and an MSc in Equine Science from the University of Edinburgh.