Padraig is a brilliant teacher and has particularly helped me with my showjumping where I found I had been struggling. He has had a huge impact on my riding and confidence and is also great fun to work with. He can turn negatives into positives.
I have found him to be very supportive at competitions and also generous with his time at competitions too. He’s a great mentor and someone I very much admire.
I have also bought several young horses off of Padraig and Lucy, all of which have been very well educated. They have a very good eye for what a nice horse is and I can always trust that it would be worth my time going down there.
Having purchased a lovely five year old through Lucy and Padraig I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. They have some super horses and seem to want to match the right horse to the right rider rather than just sell a horse that isn’t suitable just to get a sale on the books.
They were completely honest about the horse and told me more than they probably needed to. I will definitely be back down to look at horses in the near future.
Padraig is an extremely capable rider, sympathetic and kind to his horses and yet strong when required.
He assimilates instruction very well and is open – minded to new ideas to make improvement.
He is competitive, ambitious and always strives for improvement, making him a great competitor with whom to work
I went to Padraig’s on a buying trip from the USA with Kate Tarrant, who finds all my horses, and my owner Kathleen Cuca looking for a special young event horse. We both instantly fell in love with MGH Heartbeat, a 5yo 16hh beautiful grey mare.
The trial facilities were amazing – we were able to jump a full course of different types of fences as well as multiple xc jumps and questions. This is important for us coming from the USA as we can’t just come back in a week to try again!
The mare was really well presented and extremely well produced by Padraig. Heartbeat (or Chroi as we call her) was purchased by Kathleen for me to ride and she is now in the USA having a ton of success already. She’s been in the top 4 at both her events and won a novice level combined test.
She’s very straightforward and brave and always gets admired wherever we go. She’s also a very sweet mare so Kathleen enjoys being able to fuss over her, groom and bath her which is important for my owners as they like to be involved.
I would definitely go back to Padraig’s anytime I am looking for another horse!
” have been lucky enough to buy two four year olds off Padraig and Lucy and have been totally delighted with both. Their eye for spotting and sourcing event horses is incredible, as testified by the quality of all their horses for sale.
I am always particularly reassured by their attention to ensuring ‘blood’ in horses’ breeding. The horses are beautifully and naturally produced, nothing ‘artificial’ or hurried. Additionally their service is brilliant. Padraig is accurate and honest in his descriptions of horses over the phone, and once at the yard allows time and openness with your trial and assessments.
After one purchase, they even travelled the horse with them to a competition to save me an additional collection journey. This shows up the level of their support and help. I will definitely be back!
I bought my multiple grand prix winning showjumper Instant Karma”from Padraig as a six-year-old. Padraig had sourced Karma as a foal and produced her through the young horses classes.
He has a great eye for talented horses and I value his opinion and judgement completely. I have recently travelled back from the USA and purchased two new grand prix prospects through Padraig
I love working with Lucy, Padraig and their talented horses! Their ability to ride at top level is special, and always keeps me on my toes!
I think we will see a great deal more of them competing at European/World Championships and Olympic Games.
I purchased Bing through Padraig in January 2016 and was very happy with the whole experience. A completely honest description was given prior to viewing and all our questions were answered.
When viewing everyone was very helpful and we had access to great facilities, and even having the chance to jump some cross-country fences despite it being an incredibly wet January.
There was absolutely no pressure and the horse was completely as described.
Since purchase I couldn’t be happier and they have helped me to find my horse of a lifetime. Highly recommend if looking for quality youngsters.