Husband and business partner, Michael Ryan is from Oola in County Limerick. Similar to Patricia, Mike had an early introduction to horses. However, it was through Chris Ryan from the Scarteen Hunt that Mike discovered his love of eventing. In 2011, competing in Vale Sabroso, Portugal, the duo dominated the final results. Patricia took outright victory in the one-star event with the Carlow-bred mare Lady Chatterbox, but also claimed fourth place with Ballylynch Taldis Porter and seventh place on ‘Ballylynch Wizard.’ Michael took fifth place on Ballylynch Sky High and also finished fifth in the two-star event with Annestown Emperor. In 2013 Mike was the winner of the leading rider title at this year’s Tattersalls International Horse Trials, having won the one-star event and claimed third place in the two-star event and second in the CICW***.
Both riders have finished the most gruelling cross country course, Badminton Horse Trials and Michael was awarded with an Armada Dish by Badminton Horse Trials in 2013. The award is presented to riders for completing Badminton five times. Ryan, who competed on Old Road on four occasions (2006, 2008, 2010, and 2011) and Ballylynch Sky Sport (2010), is one of only eight Irish riders to receive the prestigious award.