Welcome to our horses page, here you will find information about our horses for coaching, brood mares, horses in training and horses coming up for sale. If you are intrested in any of the horses on this page please feel free to contact usPrevious (Facilities-Coach Accreditation) Next (Animals)
Our horses for coaching sessions are well schooled and educated and we have horses to suit every level from the absolute beginner to those looking to refine their skills working towards specific equestrian education goals. Here is a selection of some of our most popular horses and ponies.
Clover is one of our superstar cobs, there is nothing she cannot do; cross country, show jumping and dressage. She is an amazing judge of riders, looking after beginners and novices while challenging more advanced riders. And she holds an especially important place in Brendan and Michelle's heart, a mega character!
Tonto is another supercob, his forte lies in cross country but he also show jumps and does dressage. He is a fantastic confidence giver over fences and is gentleman for novice riders.
Ringo is a sensible but cheeky chappy! On loan from one of our helpers who has moved onto a more performance horse. A critical addition to our equine team.
Samwise is one of our Brambly Hedge Farm "home-trained" horses we have brought him on from an unhandled rescue to one of the most key members of our equine team.
Ria is a livery the owner kindly allows us to use for advanced clients. She was broken and trained here at Brambly Hedge Farm and has an excellent talent show jumping. She is a purebred Connemara and epitomises the breed with a sensible attitude and fantastic performance.
Domino is a small parcel with a huge attitude. She is used chiefly to look after our young and nervous clients however she is also in some of our more advanced lessons-she really is a super star! An integral member of the Bergin Equine team we would be lost without her! Those of you who know her will be familiar with the similarities between Domino and Michelle!
Our training program involves training horses towards specific competition disciplines mainly dressage and show jumping. Bewlow you will see some of our horses and training and performance horses. If you are interested in any of our performance horses or horses in training please contact us.
Danu is by thoroughbred stallion "French Buffet (TB)" out of a "Coleman Hope (ISH)" Damsire "Big Sink Hope (TB)". She was broken by Brendan and is only now starting to get out competing due to time constraintes. This year Brendan is hoping to get her out doing combined training and show jumping as much as time allows.
Our breeding and young stock have their foundations in traditional Irish performance breeding stock. Our breeding program focuses on breeding top class performance horses for show jumping and eventing. We have both brood mares and up and coming young stock. If you are interested in any of our performance horses please contact us.
Dot is one of our foundation brood mares and the epitome of the "Traditional Irish Horse" she is quick both on her feet and her temperament something she has passed onto her tenacious daughter "Dilly". Dot is by "Coevers Diamond Boy (ISH)" and is currently in foal to "Pointilliste (TB)"" and last years foal "Dilly" is also by "Pointilliste (TB)"
Catkin is a full thoroughbred by the Stallion "Bienamado (TB)"" and her Damsire is "Kings Ride (TB)". She totally bucks the cliche about chestnut mares. Catkin is the most calm and easy to handle chestnut mare with exceptional movement. This year she is a maiden mare and is also in foal to "Pointilliste (TB)"" this year.
Belladonna came to us with "Brú" her, foal at foot and is now on a break from being a broodmare and is now being brought back into work. Belladonna is by "Moon Ballet (TB)"" out of a "Coevers Diamond Boy (ISH)" mare. She has competed 1.30m prior to becoming a broodmare.
"Dilly" is the first foal born at Brambly Hedge Farm. Her mother is "Dot" our foundation brood mare and she is by "Pointilliste (TB)". Like her mother she is tenacious and has attitude to burn! One would hope that will be put to good use in the show ring. I think it is fair to say we expect big things from her.
"Brú" is out of "Belladonna"- and by "Echo Bay (ISH)"-Full brother to Cian O'Connor's "Irish Independant Echo Beach (ISH)" so he has good predegree to jump. We hope to break him this coming year and then we will see what his potential is!