If you could bottle Michael Doherty’s passion for breeding horses and sell it you wouldn’t be long making a small fortune. Based at his family farm in Co Sligo, which was originally a dairy farm but now focuses on horses and sheep, Michael lives and breathes animals and breeding.

A read through his Quarryfield booklet, which showcases his mares in the most beautiful and professional manner, before our interview clearly shows his dedication to becoming the best breeder he can be.