CAROL Gee has been at the cutting edge of Irish Sport Horse production in Ireland for almost three decades. She owns, and has produced, top-class sport horses that have been exported all over the world, some of which have competed at international level.

A familiar face to competitors and followers at events and shows all over Ireland, Gee is based at Fernhill Sport Horse in Co Kilkenny, but her English accent gives a hint that there’s more to her story than may meet the eye.