BHS accredited coach
Fetac level 6 Equine Nutrition
Fetac level 6 Equine Anatomy
Driving licence 'C' with all cpc's up to date
Occupational first aid
BHS Stage 1
BHS Stage 2
BHS Stage 3
PTT (Preliminary Teachers Test)
PI (Preliminary Instructor)
Duties of Current Occupation
unemployed at present
Equine Work Experience
35 years experience.
Thorough bred racing yards
Thoroughbred breeding yards
Sport horse yards
international horse box driver.
handling youngstock, both thoroughbreds and sport horses.
Manager of several stable yards
Type of Ride Work
Able to ride quieter horses and can train younger horses in hand and on the lunge now.
Not able to ride the horses I used to as I am not as physically able as I was.
Recently - Competed my own horse in Dressage, showing and hunter trialling.
Competed in Dressage up to advanced medium level
Participated in Olympic games 1988 as groom to silver medal winning Swiss Team.
Trained race horses for a short time.
Hunted in Ireland and the UK
Showjumped young horses
Areas of Expertise
Working with children
Working with the disabled
The Royal Meath Equestrian Centre
This was a part time teaching position. The centre closed over the winter months
The Paddocks Equestrian Centre, Dublin
This was a part time position running concurrently with the Royal Meath equestrian centre.
Century Bloodstock, Drogheda , Co. Louth
This position involved looking after up to 24 TB broodmares, foals youngstock.
Mick Mcginn, Naas, Co. Kildare
looking after TB mares and youngstock, sport horses, dogs, cats, chickens, the garden, and managing the land
Willie Mullins, Co. Carlow
Yard admin and doing whatever as necessary, driving horses to races or vets, checking on yards and horses, booking in horses for vets and managing injured horses.
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