Working side by side, Michael and Patricia Ryan have represented their country at the highest level of eventing. This husband and wife team is one of just a handful couples in the world that compete side by side and have gone on to represent their country at the highest level of equestrian competition. As well as the European Championships and World Equestrian Games, both riders have proudly flown the Irish Flag at the Olympic Games from 2000. Trish formed part of the Irish team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and again at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, while Michael was part of the Irish Olympic team that finished fourth at the London Olympics in 2012.
With the backing of good owners, sponsors, and a strong support team, the couple’s ambition of winning medals in this demanding sport has paid off. They have earned their place on Irish Teams at the European Championships and the Olympics.
The team specialize in producing all levels of competition horses, from young stock, right up to international level and offer a range of services for those involved in the sport. The Donegan Ryan Eventing base in Bandon, Co. Cork has all the facilities needed to buy and sell the best and compete for the world’s top events.
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