About

At Bergin Equine we provide equine services with our team of experienced and qualified professionals. Our main goal is the welfare of horse and rider. Please feel free to Contact us if you have any enquiries.

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Our Philosophy

At Bergin Equine we believe in the power of individual centred development. This applies to both horse and rider. One of the main challenges for any coach and trainer is to provide an environment which is mutually beneficial for a horse and rider partnership to develop. We believe simplicity and structure are at the centre of horse and rider partnerships who achieve happily.

As a horse and rider's ability understanding develops over time we can start to truly unleash their full potential and gain maximal achievement and self actualisation. Whatever your goals whether large or small our dedicated, experienced and qualified team can assist you.

Our Ethos

Our yard ethos is to provide a fair playing ground for all in line with that of the BHS. This includes not only the humans and the horses but also the other stock present at Brambly Hedge Farm which include Dexter cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Hens and Ducks. This provides for the ideal training ground for both horse and rider in a relaxed and animal centred farm environment.

What we do

Coaching

We provide coaching for riders of all ages and levels. All coaching is under the direction of Brendan Bergin BAgrSc-Eq (Hons), BHSI, BHS 5PC CH, ETCM an experienced and highly qualified coach. We specialise in rider and horse biomechanics and learning theory. The key to coaching success is for the team of rider, coach and horse to achieve and develop happily! Brendan is also available for freelance coaching on your own horse working towards your goals. Please contact us for more information.

Training

Our training employs good biomechanics and learning theory. We train horses at their own pace working towards your goals. We specialise in foundation training (breaking) and problem horses getting to the route of the problem. We recognise that with problem horses riders also need rehabilitation and help as well in getting back in the saddle.

We also have trained horses and youngstock for sale. If you are interested in trained horses for sale please contact us to discuss your requirements. We can source and train up your ideal horse to ensure you have the ideal partner to meet your requirements.

Career Training

We train students towards all qualifications in the BHS Complete Horsemanship Pathway. This world class education system is not just about passing exams but rather about life long learning. Our goal is to prepare students to be be fit for purpose working to industry standard. Below is an explanation of the the Complete Horsemanship Pathway:

-BHS Stage 1

Care and Riding

-BHS Stage 2

Care, Lunging, Riding and Teaching

-BHS Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship (Formally BHSAI)

Care, Lunging, Riding (Dressage/Jumping) and Teaching

-BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship (Formally BHSII)

Care, Lunging, Riding (Dressage/Jumping) and Teaching

-BHS Stage 5 Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship(Formally BHSI)

Care. Lunging, Riding and Teaching



We also offer training in the Equine Tourism Pathway:

- BETRL 2

- BETRL 3

- BETCM

We can help students with skills training and exam preparation to ensure students are fully prepared for work in the industry and to sucessfully achieve their exams. For more information please Contact us.



Breeding

At Bergin Equine at Brambly Hedge Farm our breeding focus is to produce top quality traditional Irish Show Jumpers and Event horses staying true to our equestrian heritage. For more information about our horses and breeding program please click here

Meet our Team

Brendan Callan-BerginJoint Proprietor

Brendan holds an Honors degree in Animal Science - Equine [BAgrSc-Eq (Hons)] from UCD. Brendan has worked in the UK, Australia and Denmark to gain experience before settling back in to his native Ireland. He holds the coveted BHSI (Stage 5 Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship), IGEQ International Level 3 Coach as well as the ETCM (Equine Tourism Centre Managers) the highest of its kind. Brendan specialises in horse and rider centred development and has a special interest in training students towards BHS Complete Horsemanship Pathway and BHS Equine Tourism Pathway. His other key interest is in breaking and rehabilitating problem horses. Please feel free to contact Brendan directly by email here

Michelle Callan-BerginJoint Proprietor

Michelle holds an Masters in Psychology MSc (Psyc) from UCD. Michelle essentially runs the yard keeping everything organised and on track. With her fantastic insight into training both people and animals she is an irreplaceable part of the team.

Please feel free to contact Michelle directly by email here

About Us

Bergin Equine's mission is to train using ethically sustainable principles. Our philosophy: "Ethical effective training achieving lightness through harmony" best represents our approach. As a BHS approved centre our ethos is closely aligned with the British Horse Society.

Our holistic approach is unique brining together the right experts to really deal with problems treating horses as individuals not using one size fits all solutions.



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