Amy Smyth is our Cavan based brand ambassador who has a small team of horses and one pony, which she competes in a range of competitions. We first became aware of Amy through Instagram, as we followed her journey with her top horse Mallard Spark aka. Sully.
A 7yo ISH, Amy produced Mallard Spark from a 3yo. They competed internationally in 2019, qualified for the 6YO Youngster Tour Grand Final 2020, having many wins and placing in a range of classes. This year they will be jumping at 1.20m level with the goal of stepping up to 1.30m
Amy’s next horse is 5yo ISH Breeze who joined her team in 2020 during the first lockdown. Amy started Breeze under saddle last year and attended their first show together. This year the plan is for them to attend competitions to allow Breeze to gain experience.
Last but by no means least is Amy’s registered Connemara colt Mylo. Amy will be starting Mylo under saddle this year and will begin his career with some in-hand shows. Clifden Connemara Show is a highlight on her calendar this year as she hopes to attend it with Mylo.
Amy says: “With my horses competing in a range of disciplines, GoCompete.ie events calendar saves me having to scroll through Facebook pages, websites etc to find out what is on. All the information I need is in one place along with links to entries. The business directory is great for looking up schooling venues along with coaches, physios, farriers.”
Rachel Kyne is a 20 year old Irish showjumper based in a small family run stable called Ballymadun Stables just outside of Ashbourne, Co. Meath. She currently has two competition horses who she competes with SJI.
The first of Rachel’s top horses is Ace (aka. Knockfune Cabriole), an 8yo ISH gelding. Rachel and Ace have been a team to be reckoned with since 2018. Jumping up to 1.35m, the pair have competed at many of Ireland’s top venues including Millstreet, Cavan and Mullingar.
Next in Rachel’s line of superstars is the 10yo ISH mare, Saoirse (aka. Hold that Thought). A hardy chestnut mare, Rachel describes Saoirse as a winner through and through, with the heart of a lion. Rachel and Saoirse have competed together up to 1.15m.
While it’s hard to make solid plans for 2021, you can certainly expect to see Rachel and her two steeds out and about at the very first opportunity they can get.