Patrick was born and raised in Dingle. He completed his Equestrian Studies at Colaiste Stiofain Naofa in Cork specialising in Stable and Yard routine, Equine Anatomy & Physiology, Equine Nutrition, Occupational First Aid and Communications. Patrick also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Greek and Roman Civilisation from University College Cork. He has a great love for the local history of the Dingle Peninsula which he is delighted to share with our riders. He is skilled and patient with our riders and takes care to ensure they are confident, well informed and comfortable before heading out on our trails.
Senior Riding Guide
Louise started riding at the age of 7 and competed at a young age with her pony. She started at Dingle Horse Riding when she was 12 years of age looking after the horses, learning stable maintenance and riding. She attended Equine College for 2 years and qualified with a level 5 Fetac Horsemanship, and a Certificate in Riding and Road Safety and also obtained her BHS Level 1, 2 in Riding and Care and stage 3 in Care. Louise took time away from the stables and travelled to Australia and America for 3 years and while in Australia she spent some time on a trail riding farm. Louise is now back at Dingle Horse Riding as a Senior Riding Guide
Lisa Friebel is from The Netherlands where she is studying equine business management at Aeres university of applied sciences.
She has been riding since she was 7 and got her first pony at the age of 15. Three years ago she bought this pony which she trained as an all-rounder herself. Previously Lisa has worked at a Breeding stable for Haflingers, volunteered at a trail riding barn in Spain and interned at Frá Loar with Icelandic horses.
Viktoria has been passionate about horses since early childhood. She has been riding for 17 years and
worked in different stables in Germany and the Netherlands.
She discovered her love for trail riding in 2017 while spending 3 months as a stable hand and ride leader in a trail riding centre in Scotland. Since 2018, Viktoria studies International Equine Business Management at the Aeres University of Applied Sciences in Dronten, the Netherlands.
She is now writing her Bachelor thesis and doing her final internship at Dingle Horse Riding.