MY five sisters and I grew up in Whiterock, Co Longford, on a livestock farm. My father Michael Gannon always had a keen eye for a good horse. He bought his first broodmare, Kates Clover (Clover Hill), with John Clancy, from a Mrs Power in Co Limerick many moons ago. She was a very lucky mare for us and everything off her was very athletic and could jump.

She was the dam of my five-star pedigree mare, Whiterock Touch. She also bred another broodmare of mine, AHG Whiterock Copper Miller and AHG Whiterock Luis, who won the Irish Studbook Series six-year olds and is jumping at CSI3* level.