A young Wexford showjumping rider has taken a major step forward in her career following a recent big time success at the Dublin Horse Show when she joins the Irish Army Equitation School in the coming weeks.
Michaeli Byrne (22), from Butterfly Farm, near Camolin, has been involved in equestrian sport from a young age and turned her hobby into a career as she got older. She has worked for people like Francis Connors, Steve Smith and Sophie Richards of Barnadown, and Shane Breen and Darragh and Sarah Kerins in Florida.
During that time, she honed her skills in the showjumping world to compete against the best at Hickstead, Luhmuhlen and the Dublin Horse Show.
Supported from the beginning by her father Michael Byrne, she struck up a successful association with Ronan Rothwell of Boleybawn Horses and has campaigned two Grand Prix level horses.
Michaeli is delighted to have been accepted into the Irish Army Equitation School and she has been telling DAN WALSH about her career to date and her hopes and dreams for the future.