FOLLOWING a serious hunting accident last December, Wicklow native Donal O’Beirne has taken the bit between his teeth and embarked on a new career path which will focus on safety and wellbeing for both horse and rider.

His new business, Hoofprints Innovations is a centre of excellence exhibition roadshow unit, which will allow riders to see for themselves the latest innovative products, fit them and, if they choose, purchase them. The unit will be attending major events in Ireland, Britain and Europe and will be bringing innovative new product design to the market.