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Team Kilronan

Our group of staff, horses and ponies are what makes us unique!

The dedication and loyalty of the team are what make us stand out from other equestrian centres.

Highly trained instructors with a real passion for teaching ensures that our clients are well looked after with a high level of instruction and customer care.

The stars of the show are our exceptional horses and ponies who are well mannered and schooled to the highest level.

We are also fortunate to have our energetic bunch of helpers; we could not do it without you. Thank you!

Enquire about our team

Lydia   Dawson

Lydia Dawson, Manager (BHS, Stage 4)

Lydia has completed exams with many of  the different equestrian organisations. Including the Irish Pony Club, achieving the highest honors in her B+, H and A tests. As well as Level 1 in the Horse Sport Ireland Coaching program, and Level 4 within British Horse Society examinations.


As part of her training for eventing competitions, Lydia has trained with world renowned coaches such as Yogi Breisner, William Fox-Pitt and Irish Olympian Joseph Murphy. 

Lydia has competed up to CCI***(S) level eventing, and has represented Ireland on n umerous Working Hunter Pony Teams. This year Lydia won the Silver Spurs/Dressage Ireland U25 National Champion title.

Lydia runs a competition yard in Kilronan, the yard includes young and more experienced horses who compete at competitions throughout Ireland during the summer months

Emma Schaefer

Emma Schaefer, Instructor (BHS, Stage 2)


Emma joined Kilronan many years ago, and leant how to ride in Kilronan. Now, having completed her secondary school education, Emma has recently completed her BHS Stage 2 exams. 

A superb instructor with a great personality, Emma is a firm favourite with our clients; children and adults alike.


A great confidence giver, Emma knows precisely how to encourage and draw the best out of each rider, so they are always improving.


So whether you are a complete novice or you are improving your riding, you are bound to get the lesson of a lifetime with Emma.


Shannon Farrell 

Shannon Farrell, Riding School Superviser
Instructor (BHS, Coach) 

Shannon has been part of our team for a few years now and is instrumental in the running of our riding school.


Shannon's vast knowledge of correct riding and drive to get the very best from each student makes her very popular among our riders. Shannon's ability to develop the skills of our riders on a daily and weekly basis is testament to her passion for her role as our Senior Instructor in Kilronan. Shannon always creates a fun and supportive environment in her lessons.


Shannon takes great interest in each rider and can adapt her style of teaching to all levels of riding. 


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