As a young rider I represented Ireland on numerous international showjumping teams. I was a member of the Bronze medal winning team at the Junior European Championships Dublin and subsequently rode for the Irish Army Equitation School in both showjumping and eventing. I won a young horse championship at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) show on the Army horse Gabhran (subsequent Aga Khan and Hickstead Derby winner). I have bred showring champions and have had several champion ponies through my yard, including the working hunter champion Derrygimla Atlantic Storm (Cavan International Working Hunter Pony Champion and also Horse of the Year Show Champion UK) and the Champion Stallion Killacloran, both of which I bought as foals. I also bought Killacloran Fuinseoige as a foal and he has sired a ridden champion in England and other ponies that have gone to the UK where they compete successfully. Killacloran is the only Connemara stallion to win both the in-hand and ridden stallion classes twice at the Royal Dublin Society show. He also won the overall Connemara Pony Championship in 2010 and was Reserve Champion 2011. He also won the Connemara Pony High Jump at the World Connemara Pony Championships in Boswell in 2012, jumping over 1.4m.