THE STORY SO FAR
Having initially shown a love for hurling, Greg was 16 years old when he started competing on the national show jumping circuit. He competed at the Dublin Horse Show for the first time a year later and won the young rider class in Simmonscourt.
It wasn’t long before Greg showed huge potential in show jumping arenas across the country, and beyond, and in 2006 he represented Ireland at the European Championships in Athens.
Greg has enjoyed numerous successes at the Dublin Horse Show over the past few years and in 2014 he created history by winning the four, five and six-year-old national championships with BP Castlefield, Alberta Mist and Super Chilled. That same year was rounded off with him being crowned the Showjumping Ireland National Champion after winning the overall title of the Horseware/TRM Premier Series. MHS Going Global claimed the leading horse title.
In 2017 he was crowned Leading International Rider at the Dublin Horse Show after amassing two major wins and a host of placings during the week.
On a wild card entry in July of 2015 Greg competed in his first ever Global Champions Tour in Cascais, Portugal with MHS Going Global. From there on the combination went from strength to strength and in 2015 they jumped double clear to help Ireland to an unforgettable Aga Khan win on home soil at the RDS.
That same year they were also members of the Irish Nations Cup team in La Baule, Arezzo, St Gallen and at the final in Barcelona, as well as representing Ireland at the European Championships in Aachen.
In 2016 Greg and the Irish-bred MHS Going Global were selected to fly the flag at the Olympic Games in Brazil, after which MHS Going Global was sold to Greece.
Leading International Rider at the 2017 Dublin Horse Show and the 2017 TRM/Horseware National Champion, Greg is currently producing a string of some 60 young horses at Ballypatrick Stables, among them multiple Grand Pix winners Chinook II and Charmeur.