EVERY once in a while, my job as a writer and that of an equine sports therapist is brought together through one story. In the case of The Irish Equine Rehabilitation and Fitness Centre (IERFC) in Lisburn, it is a long time since I have been so moved by the sheer passion and dedication displayed by the small team of women who run it.

Opened three years ago by Michelle Kane, this revolutionary facility for Ireland was borne from Michelle’s personal experiences seeking quality rehabilitation for her injured horses.