Here at Drummindoo horses have been bred, trained and sold worldwide since the the stud was founded. Padraic Foy who is a Qualified Horse Riding Instructor, Equine Behaviourist and a Certified Monty Robert's Instructor, oversees all the training and aims to give every horse in his care the best possible start. He works to meet the needs of the horse and only moves on the the next stage when the horse is ready. He has vast experience having worked in showing, racing, showjumping and breeding. Over the years he has prepared horses for all the major horse sales ie. Goffs, Tattersalls, Cavan, Goresbridge and for inspections run by the Irish Horse Board and the Connemara Pony Breeder's  Society. He has also served as a  Master Trainer for the Central Performance Testing of Registered Connemara Pony Stallions and trained horses for the film industry including the films Secret of the Cave and Warrior Women. 

We work out a schedule that is best suited to you and your horse's needs. The type and duration of the training will depend on the individual horse or pony.


Cost : €160 per week (in advance).


Padraic is available to help with the following at Drummindoo Stud or as a call out service to owners premises.


Young horse starting
Ground manners
Trailer loading issues
Feet and farrier issues
Owner/horse confidence
Behavioral issues such as biting, kicking, bucking, rearing etc.
Standing still and difficult to mount
Spooking and de-synthesising to scary objects
Re-starting the older horse
Overcoming difficult past experiences

Call Outs: €60, €40 per hour thereafter. Fuel Charge is 50 cent per mile travelled.