THE Kilkenny-based Hughes family are Irish sport horse breeding royalty. Their extended equine lineage is blacktype throughout, and is synonymous with the breeding of world-class performers.

Stemming from Mary Hughes’ original ‘Kells’ lines, the success of these old Irish pedigrees has spanned decades, and has produced household names such as the top show jumpers Special Envoy, Harley, Vivaldi and Diamond Exchange. Today, and through the progressing human generations, this shared passion has mushroomed further to deliver the contemporary Olympians MHS Going Global, Imperial Cavalier and countless others.