Captain Michael Kelly has departed the Irish Army Equitation School and will now take up a major role at Cian O’Connor’s Karlswood Stables.
Michael Kelly joined the army in 2001 and started his equestrian career in the Equitation School in 2003, and has gone on to gain notable international show jumping success in the last 12 years.
He says, "I have been extremely privileged to wear the uniform of the Army Equitation School. I was given the opportunity to compete both nationally and internationally to the highest level by the school and I will always be grateful for that opportunity."
Michael now takes up a role at Karlswood Stables, working with Olympic Bronze Medallist Cian O’Connor.
"This is an exciting move as I will be working with an extremely professional and motivated group of people and the aim is to promote Karlswood and enhance its global status"
Cian O’Connor commented, "I am delighted to welcome Michael into our Karlswood Team. Our core business is coaching and developing riders, helping them manage and plan their careers and sourcing horses to match their needs. Michael will be key in enabling us to continue to provide an unparalleled level of service to our customers and his expertise will allow us the opportunity to expand the business and open new markets."