I am a 25 year old Limerick native living in Kildare for the past two years. I have had horses from a young age and I've always had a keen interest in the scientific side of things, which encouraged me to study an Equine Science degree in the University of Limerick. I completed the National Stud course (UK), spent a few summers in Kentucky and 6 months in Australia before I and took up a position as laboratory technician at Airlie Stud. I am currently working at Baroda Stud, where I work on the farm & as a sales coordinator for the Baroda & Colbinstown consignment.
My first memory of racing is making the association between my local South Liberties GAA club colours and that of the JP Mc Manus racing silks. His contribution to Irish racing and Injured Jockeys as a whole is inspiring and is one of the many factors that has encouraged me to partake in the Corinthian Challenge 2017.
Although IIJ has only been around for 3 years, it is fantastic to see how well it is supported within the industry already. I hope to reach outside of the industry and raise awareness and support from people who may not have been aware of such a charity previously.
I am hugely excited to be partaking in the Corinthian Challenge 2017 and I am looking forward to pushing myself well outside of my comfort zone in the process, and hopefully doing my best!