What we do

At Bergin Equine, our team of experienced and qualified professionals is dedicated to the welfare of both horse and rider. Whether you're seeking expert care, training, or advice, we're here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or with any questions you may have.

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At Bergin Equine, we offer expert coaching and training services tailored to help you achieve your competition and personal goals. Whether you're a beginner looking to build a solid foundation or an experienced rider aiming for top-level performance, our team is here to support you. Our coaching approach focuses on fostering collaboration between rider, horse, and coach to achieve shared solutions and ensure a fulfilling experience for all. For more information on our coaching services and to schedule a session, please contact us. We look forward to helping you reach new goals on your equestrian journey!

Comprehensive Training in the BHS Complete Horsemanship Pathway:

At Bergin Equine, we are dedicated to providing training for all qualifications in the BHS Complete Horsemanship Pathway. This esteemed education system prioritizes lifelong learning over mere exam success. Our aim is to equip students with the skills necessary to excel in the industry, working to industry standards.

Assistance with Skills Record:

As a BHS Approved center with Accredited Professional Coaches (APCs), we have the ability your Skills record when you meet the minimum requiurements. The Skills Record is a crucial component that must be completed and endorsed before your exam day. Failure to have it properly signed may result in disqualification from the exam. To ensure fairness and thorough preparation, we have a policy of not signing off new clients within four weeks of an exam date.

BHS Stage 1 CARE and RIDE Assessments:

Bergin Equine, located at Brambly Hedge Farm, is proud to be the only Irish BHS approved center with an Assessor on-site. We offer assessments for BHS Stage 1 CARE and RIDE qualifications, providing a reliable pathway for riders to progress in their equestrian journey.

For further details or to schedule a session, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Show Jump Coaching

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we're equipped with a full set of Jump4Joy show jumps, complete with fillers. If you're interested in show jump coaching, we'd love to hear from you. Click here to contact us.

Cross Country Coaching:

With invaluable guidance from William Micklem FBHS, we've crafted a diverse array of fences tailored to support riders and horses at every level of training, from grassroots upward. Additionally, we offer a selection of mobile cross country fences for further training opportunities. If you're keen on cross country coaching, please don't hesitate to reach out. Click here to contact us.


Our Philosophy

Individual-Centered Development at Bergin Equine:

At Bergin Equine, we prioritize individual-centered development for both horse and rider. We understand that one of the primary challenges for any coach or trainer is to foster an environment that nurtures the partnership between horse and rider.

Simplicity and Structure:

We believe that simplicity and structure are essential elements in cultivating successful horse and rider partnerships. By providing a straightforward yet structured approach, we empower our clients to achieve happily and have success in their endeavors.

Unleashing Full Potential:

As understanding between horse and rider deepens over time, we can unlock their full potential and facilitate maximal achievement and self-actualization. Whether your goals are ambitious or modest, our dedicated, experienced, and qualified team is here to support you every step of the way.

Our Team

Brendan Callan-Bergin Joint Proprietor / Head Coach

Brendan holds an Honors degree in Animal Science - Equine [BAgrSc-Eq (Hons)] from UCD. With a passion for equine education and development, he has gained valuable experience in the UK, Australia, and Denmark before returning to his native Ireland.

Professional Credentials:

- Brendan is one of the few coaches in Ireland holding multiple prestigious certifications, including:

- BHSI (Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship)

- IGEQ International Level 3 Coach (FEI Recognised)

- ETCM (BHS Stage 4 Senior Trail Yard Manager), the highest of its kind.


Brendan specializes in horse and rider-centered development, focusing on assisting clients in achieving specific competition goals in eventing, show jumping, and dressage. As a BHS Ride Safe Assessor and Pony Club B Examiner, he possesses unique insight into exam requirements and is available to train students towards the BHS Complete Horsemanship Pathway, BHS Ride Leader Pathway, and Pony Club Exams.

Areas of Expertise:

Brendan's expertise also extends to breaking and rehabilitating problem horses, where he applies his extensive knowledge and experience to bring about positive transformations.

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Michelle Callan-Bergin Joint Proprietor / Manager / Coach

Michelle is an accomplished professional with a Master's degree in Psychology (MSc) from UCD. In her role at Bergin Equine, she oversees the smooth operation of the yard, ensuring everything stays organized and on track.

Key Roles:

Michelle serves as the linchpin in our breeding program, playing a vital role in the handling and care of young stock. Her keen insight into both human and animal behavior makes her an invaluable asset to the team.


With her background in psychology and her hands-on experience in equine management, Michelle possesses a unique skill set that enables her to excel in training both people and animals. Her ability to understand and connect with individuals of all species makes her an irreplaceable member of our team.

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Aoife Ní ChéileachairCoach

Aoife brings a wealth of knowledge and unique perspectives to her role at Bergin Equine. As a native Irish speaker, she seamlessly incorporates her cultural heritage into her coaching, adding an authentic and colorful dimension to the experience.

Educational Background:

In addition to her passion for equestrian pursuits, Aoife holds an honors degree in Animal Science - Equine from UCD, as well as a Professional Masters in Science of Education from UCD. She is a qualified science teacher specialising in biology, chemistry, and physics. Additionally, she holds a Maistreacht um Thumoideachais (Masters of Irish Immersion Education) from UL, which enriches her knowledge of pedagogy and instructional techniques.

Valuable Expertise:

Aoife's unparalleled knowledge of education enriches her coaching approach, allowing her clients to benefit from her extensive experience in both academic and equestrian realms. Her ability to tailor lessons to individual learning styles ensures that each student receives personalized instruction and achieves optimal results.

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Emma JohnsonCoach

Emma has been a valued client of Bergin Equine for many years, during which time she has developed a deep understanding of our system and philosophy. With her unique personality and intuitive feel for horses, she possesses a special talent for empathizing with nervous riders and helping them overcome their fears.

Dual Expertise:

In addition to her passion for equestrian pursuits, Emma is training as a secondary school teacher. Drawing upon her background in education, she brings a systematic and sympathetic approach to her coaching sessions, ensuring that each student receives tailored instruction and support.

Empowering Riders:

Emma's dedication to helping riders build confidence and develop their skills in a supportive environment makes her an invaluable member of our team. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned rider, Emma is committed to helping you achieve your goals and enjoy a fulfilling equestrian journey.

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Our philosophy: "Ethical effective training achieving lightness through harmony" is closely aligned with BHS, leaders in equine training and welfare and provides an ideal fit for anyone wanting to excel with horses.

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