Greg Broderick of Ballypatrick Stables near Thurles is among the few top international show jumpers based in Ireland. He currently has 25 young horses competing on the national circuit with his stable riders Kelly Allen and Kevin Gallagher. This means, he has a huge interest in the quality of Irish shows, and he considers all factors including money, organisation and footing.

In addition to overseeing the development of his team of younger horses he also takes every opportunity to campaign his mature mounts abroad. “I have a nice bunch at the moment ready to rock,” he notes with enthusiasm. Included are the scopey 10-year-old Duco who did well in the 155m small Grand Prix at Dublin; the Dr. Noel Cawley bred Hibernia by Flexible who jumped double clears in four Spanish Grand Prix events and Charlie Chaplin who convincingly won the Grand Prix at Balmoral.