Fintan McGrath

Horse trainer and instructor. Professionally breaking horses for over 30 years. Fintan was also an Amateur jockey when he was younger and worked for some time for Arthur Moore before coming back to his Uncles’ farm to start the Horse Riding Centre.

He also had competed as a youngster in the RDS showjumping which usually led to the horse being sold before you got it to cool down!

He brings his knowledge to the children and adults of jumping and racing with many going on to work in the horse industry.

Sinead McGrath

Is the main instructor and a competitor who has trained to Grand Prix and competed to Intermediate 1, and has gained her international qualification scores, entitling her to travel abroad and represent Ireland. She also has brought on horses up through the levels from Preliminary to Intermediare 1 Sinead also has brought riders all from lead rein, all the way to international level. Sinead realised at an early stage that horse riding is not just about sitting on the horse. The benefits is has on different people is amazing, and the growth in the children is super.

Sinead on GrandPrix horse Earlspark Loretto

For her competitors she ensures that they look after all aspects of their training from their mindset to fitness as it is just as important as the riding.

Sinead loves to make sure that riders pay attention to detail and we use a range of services to help keep the horses in top shape from feed, to saddles, the dentist, and physios. Sinead and the homebred Ballyj Ed were crowned National champions at the 2022 HSI Dressage Series in the 4 yr old class.

Rebecca McGrath

Started horse riding at the age of 2 weeks old and was one of the youngest competitors at the Dressage National Championships 2017.

She started competing Bilko age 7 and it wasn’t long before the pair were famous. They were regularly used to test arenas, where the horses might not venture. In 2019, they were asked to take part in a dressage display in the RDS. Now moving on to a bigger pony she has joined the new Pony Club Branch and started doing some One Day Events. She also enjoys grooming for her Mum and it won’t be long before she steals her horses. Rebecca was crowned National Champion in 2021 at the Dressage Ireland Nationals at Novice Level with her mare Tickerlevan Sunrise, and retained the National title again in 2022 with Terbofens Queen Two. Rebecca was also part of the Regional team who claimed the team title in 2022. Rebecca was a recipient of the Martin Sheridan Bursary Award, which aims to support high performance athletes from Mayo.  

Rebecca (centre) this photo featured in Eurodressage!

With the 2021 and 2022 National Champion ponies


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