Johnny has been involved in the show
jumping industry for over 25 years . Having grown up in the family
riding school in castleknock, a passion for the sport developed at
an early age .Early training was done at Iris Kellets riding school
, and also with Col Sean Daly who was o.c. Of the army equitation
school and chef d'equipe of the Irish show jumping team .
Later help came from spells training with Capt Con Power and Tom
Vance , both renowned international riders .
However Johnny credits the late Paul Darragh as having the most
influence on him as a rider and coach . Johnny currently works
closely with Cian O Connor on a number of projects .
Johnny has produced or ridden many
successful horses including:-Effective - super league team horse
with Edward Doyle Killossery Kruisette - nations cup team horse -
Capt David O Brien Walterstown Don - 3 star event horse With Clayton
Fredricks . Aiming for 4 star Kentucky rolex 2012 Luigi - competing
1.50 classes in Canada incl spruce meadows Young rider's winners
-Coney King , Trendy , Coevers Dream
Successful young horses Make or Break( Italy ) Methodical ( Italy)
Dublin Street ( can) . Luxette ( ire ) . Johnny Dublin ( irl)
Salluclover -winner 4 year old championship Cavan Tullivard nothing
compares - winner American hunter champion rds Dublin horse
Johnny's coaching has seen students ride on pony and junior European
champ squads. Has coached national show jumping champions at amateur
, riding club and pony club level. Johnny's knowledge of the sport
has seen him being asked to act as horse sport Ireland advisor to
the international pony jumping committee.
He has judged
the junior equitation class at the dublin horse show And his
ability to spot potential in a young horse has seen him judge 4 year old jumping classes
at The National Championships ,Kill Champions of the year show ,The Cavan Indoor
Championships and the Balmoral Summer Championships .