Banner Equestrian is family owned and run. Instruction is given by owners Noel (BHSAI, BHS Register of Instructors, HSI Coach Level I, SJI Regional Coursebuilder, SJI Safety Stuard) and Simone Barry (BHSAI, BHS Register of Instructors, HSI Coach Level I, SJI Regional Coursebuilder, SJI Judge, SJI Safety Stuard).
Noel is a former international competitor in ponies. He was on the Irish team at the Junior European Championships in Holland. He spent 3 years in Switzerland riding for Max Hauri and Uli Huber. He was also a recipient of the prestigious Golden Saddle Award winning training with Olympic Medalist Peter Robeson. He also competed on the Irish showjumping circuit for many years before setting up Banner Equestrian.
Simone learned to ride from the age of six with renowned trainer and buyer of Irish Horses, August Fuchs, in Switzerland. She concentrated on dressage and showjumping bringing on novice horses. She took her instructors exams in Ireland before setting up Banner Equestrian with Noel.
Noelle has already followed in her parents footsteps and has ridden 128cm, 138cm and 148cm ponies from Novice to Grade A with numerous wins. She also represented Ireland in the European Championships 2010 "Children on Horses" winning Team Bronze. She has one year left in 148cm and is also bringing on young Horses from Novice to Grade A.
Kieran has successfuly competed in 128cm and 138cm bringing home the Branch Leading Rider in both categories. Has currently one more year left in 138cm and 3 more years in 148cm Ponies and has started competing on Horses up to 1.20m tracks.