Damien Griffin of Lissyegan Stables combines his love of farming with running a profitable show jumping business with the support of his family.

“I started a livery yard business when I was in fifth year in school by pure chance. My first pony happened to be a 14-hand racing pony, bought from Declan Glynn in Ahascragh. So I actually did pony racing for a year first. Then I started to fall for show jumping and we bought a Clover Hill pony, called Genor Clover from Eugene Brady. I won the Shannonside League on him that first year and qualified for Dublin the following year.