Meet Our Team!

  • Fintan McGrath
  • Sinead Mc Grath
Ballyjennings Stables is a family run centre where we keep the focus on ensuring that riders have an enjoyable time . Fintan and Sinead Mc Grath are the main instructors and we have a variety of Irish and Foreigh Students who volunteer during the year.

Fintan was an Amatuer jockey and spent time with various trainers including Arthur Moore. As a youngster he also jumped in the RDS for numerous years and successfully sold some good international ponies. He is repsonsible for the Breaking of all the young horses and has done so successfully for numerous years. Whatever the horse is bred for a good start makes all the difference. So all our horses and ones we train get a great early education so that they can go on to their future careers whether it be jumping eventing dressage or racing.
Fintan also pre trains Horses and for the Point to Point scene. He also sources suitable Horses and Ponies for Clients .Fintan brings his knowledge of Jumping and Racing to teaching Kids and Adults of all levels at Cross Country and Show Jumping. Fintan also runs the Show Jumping and Cross Country Leagues that we hold throughout the Summer and Winter.

Sinead does most of the Teaching from beginners to advanced riders of all ages. We ensure that our clients get good basics so that they can progress to any discipline. As well as teaching Sinead also competes at Dressage and continually updates her own skills by Training with some of the best Trainers, Jennie Loriston-Clarke and Donie Mc Namara and Judy Reynolds.
Sinead has competed successfully to PSG and trained in all the Grand Prix movements. She has also trained horses to adv med and is always bringing on young horses. Sinead competed at Home International at Arena Uk 2015 on homebred and produced Ballj Spirit. Now riding Killard Precision, she competed at the prestigious Hickstead Grand Masters Premier League 2018

The flatwork is fundamental to all aspects of Riding and this is why we find even our Show Jumpers perform much better as a result. Sinead also focuses on inclusion of all riders and we try to give our riders as much exposure to different riding situations. We regularly hold shows so that all kids get a chance to participate.
Amoung our students we have had several finish in the top ten in the Silver Spurs, 3rd in the U 25 dressage National Championship and selected for Connacht Show jumping Squad and another winning a charity race. 3 National Champions in dressage and the youngest Competitor at the National Winter Dressage finals. Two students recently were invited to travel to the Uk young dressage riders Invitational.
Some of our students have also gone on to work in the Racing Industry and it has helped those who have gone on to work in the Veterinary practices.

Sinead is also the National Child Protection Officer for Dressage Ireland.