About

At Bergin Equine we provide equine services with our team of experienced and qualified professionals. Our main goal is the welfare of horse and rider. Please feel free to Contact us if you have any enquiries.

Our Philosophy

At Bergin Equine we believe in the power of individual centred development. This applies to both horse and rider. One of the main challenges to coaches and trainers is to provide an environment which is mutually beneficial for a horse and rider partnership to develop. We believe simplicity and structure are at the centre of horse and rider partnerships who achieve happily.

As a horse and rider's ability understanding develops over time we can start to truly unleash their full potential and gain maximal achievement and self actualisation. Whatever your goals whether they large or small our dedicated, experienced and qualified team are the ones to assist you.

Our Ethos

At our yard our ethos is to provide a fair playing ground for all. This includes not only the humans and the horses but also the other stock present at Brambly Hedge Farm which include Dexter cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Hens and Ducks. This provides for the ideal training ground for both horse and rider in a relaxed and animal centred farm environment.

What we do

Coaching

We provide coaching for riders of all ages (both adults and children) and levels. All coaching is under the direction of Brendan Bergin an experienced and highly qualified coach. We specialise in rider and horse biomechanics and learning theory.

Training

Our training employs good biomechanics and learning theory. We train horses at their own pace working towards your goals. We specialise in foundation training (breaking) and problem horses getting to the route of the problem. We recognise that with problem horses riders also need rehabilitation and help as well in getting back in the saddle.

We also have trained horses and youngstock for sale. If you are interested in trained horses for sale please contact us to discuss your requirements. We can source and train up your ideal horse to ensure you have the ideal partner to meet your requirements.

Career Training

We train students towards BHS exams (BHS Stage 1, BHS Stage 2, BHS Stage 3, BHS Stage 4, BHS PTT, BHS ITT) and Equine Tourism (BETRL 2, BETRL 3 and BETCM). We can help students with exam training and mock exams to ensure students are fully prepared for exams.

Breeding

At Bergin Equine at Brambly Hedge Farm our breeding focus is to produce top quality traditional Irish Show Jumpers and Event horses staying true to our equestrian heritage. For more information about our horses and breeding program please click here

Meet our Team

Brendan Callan-BerginJoint Proprietor

Brendan holds an Honors degree in animal science - Equine (BAgrSc-Eq (Hons)) from UCD. After traveling and working in different countries including UK, Australia and Denmark to gain experience Brendan now holds his BHSII, BHS SC (Senior Coaching, part of the BHSI) and BHS SM (Stable Managers, part of the BHSI) as well as his ETCM (Equine Tourism Centre Managers) qualification the highest of its kind. Brendan specialises in horse and rider centred development and has a special interest in training students towards BHS exams (BHS Stage 1,2,3,4, PTT and ITT, ETRL-2, ETRL-3 and ETCM). His other key interest is in breaking and rehabilitating problem horses. Please feel free to contact Brendan directly by email here

Michelle Callan-BerginJoint Proprietor

Michelle holds an Masters in Psychology MSc (Psyc) from UCD. Michelle essentially runs the yard keeping everything organised and on track. With her fantastic insight into training both people and animals she is an irreplaceable part of the team.

Please feel free to contact Michelle directly by email here

About Us

Bergin Equine's mission is to train using ethically sustainable principles. Our philosophy: "Ethical effective training achieving lightness through harmony" best represents our approach. As a BHS approved centre our ethos is closely aligned with the British Horse Society.

Our holistic approach is unique brining together the right experts to really deal with problems treating horses as individuals not using one size fits all solutions.

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