I grew up in Co Kildare, where, thanks to my parents Denis and Margaret Brennan, I spent my childhood surrounded by horses and ponies. I’m the eldest of four girls and we had a ball; hunting, pony clubbing, showing and jumping our ponies.

Dad combined farming with auctioneering and when I was young, he would travel to Castleisland in Co Kerry to the mart. On one of his trips, he found my first pony; a 14hh dun Connemara gelding. We named him Edenburn, as that was the townland he came from - and so began my love affair with the Connemara pony!