Visitors seldom return as the country is very trappy and hunt staff and masters see it as a challenge. They don’t open wire, they jump it; they don’t open gates, they jump them. It would not be worth the humiliation to be seen on the ground unless of course you fell off!

The masters, Patrick Heffron, Martin Laverty and Stephen Hutchinson, are all talented horsemen. Hutchinson’s motto is: “If you are not falling, you are not trying.” Horses have to able to cross fences of every description – wire, gates, drains, bogs and post and rails.