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Meet our Staff

Declan McGarry B.H.S.A.I. I.C.E.S.

The centre is owned and managed by Declan McGarry, a former European show-jumping medallist. As a member of the Irish equestrian team for many years, Declan has competed successfully, both at national and international level. His years of experience have led to him operating Ireland’s most professional and successful holiday equestrian centre. B.H.S.A.I qualified.

Gary Kilgallon B.H.S.A.I.

A native of Sligo, Gary is a qualified British Horse Society Instructor (BHSAI). He was a pupil of the equestrian centre in Carrowmore and trained under Declan Mc Garry. He has taught horse-riding in his home country of Ireland and abroad, in Italy for many years

Grainne McGarry B.H.S.I.I.

Another McGarry family member, Grainne has been working with horses for the past 25 years. She has her own horses and is a regular showjumping competitor. She is recognised as one of the best and enthusiastic instructors.

Declan McGarry Jnr.

Declan McGarry Jnr.is the third generation of the McGarry family to be involved in the riding centre. He is a regular competitor and rides the young horses produced on the farm. He is also an enthusiastic equestrian instructor specialising in show jumping.

Sheila Knowles B.A. (T.E.F.L. Dip)

Sheila is the manager of our language programme. She sets the syllabus and examines the students for assessment on Day 1. She is in charge of all the scholastic needs of the students. She is also our head teacher.