ross o'hare

Dunbyrne - The heart of BHS in Kildare

Ross O'Hare BHSI runs Dunbyrne Stud, Kilmeague, Co. Kildare at the foot of the hill of Allen. Our family run equestrian enterprise provides a central hub of information and training for the British Horse Society Assessments and Equine Excellence Pathways in Kildare.

In additional to training full time students as part of the ETB course, Ross provides one to one and group training for any individual working towards any of their BHS assessments. Ross is a BHSI accredited professional coach and a BHS assessor with in depth knowledge of the BHS Pathways to Equine Excellence and the syllabi for each level of assessments.

Services available:

- Individual or group assessments to determine the length and duration of training required for BHS assessment sign off and readiness.

- Individual or group BHS equine excellence pathways training (available across stable management / care, riding, lunging, coaching pathways at level 1 to 5)

- Mock assessments (using our horses for the riding and lunging modules) to provide an authentic exam experience which helps handle exam nerves and assist in identifying any areas of development before assessments

- Assessment sign off - Full flexibility - training can take place during the day, evenings or weekends.


To book any training for you or your group please call 0862222440 / 0879244385

Success all round for Pippa at Punchestown

It was a red letter day for Pippa Durham, pupil of Ross O'Hare (BHSI), at the Kildare North Leinster IPS show last Sunday at Punchestown. Pippa was competing in the show ring on board Jim Delaney, Monsieur Frederico and grey mare Sky Dolly where she put her training into action and delivered consistent top performances. 

Pippa won the 153cm open working hunter on board bay gelding Jim Delaney and the pair went on to take reserve working hunter champion. They went on to win the 1.10m performance class as well as the 158 open working hunter. 

Up next was Ciara Durham's grey Connemara mare Sky Dolly who took second place in the metre performance class. Monsieur Frederico was third in the novice 153cm working hunter, winner of the over 16 Connemara working hunter and finished the day awarded reserve Connemara champion.

Well done Pippa!