I’M a native of Greaghwillan, just outside of Carrickmacross in County Monaghan, which is what inspired the Greaghwillan Stud name and Carrick prefix. I grew up on a mixed farm, where everything revolved around horses. This is where my love, admiration and appreciation of Traditional Irish Horses began, with their temperament, versatility, soundness and willingness to please, qualities much sought-after by breeders today, abroad and closer to home.

I purchased my first foal for £22/10 shillings at the age of 10, whilst walking home from school along a quiet country road. This was a grey gelding, a truly super horse for work and hunting, bought as a companion for a weaned foal.