The last of the trio representing Ireland at SRNC Netherlands next week is Patrick Hickey. Patrick is a #supersquad and UCD fresher but no doubt this won't hold him back.
1. What are you studying and where?
Business and Law in UCD
2. What is your proudest equestrian achievement?
Representing Ireland on the pony show jumping team and winning the local donkey derby in 2008.
3. How many years have you been on the #supersquad?
This is my first year.
4. What are you most looking forward to as being part of the squad?
Meeting people and the craic.
5. Who is your equestrian hero?
Mikey Pender or Ludger Beerbaum…tough choice.
6. Are you currently competing, fill us in?
Yep jumping the Spring Tours at the moment. I recently won the Ballinamona Equestrian Centre leg of the tour on my horse Quandurina.
7. What is your first memory relating to a horse?
Jumping an oxer backwards when I was about to jump my first clear in a 90cm. It still sickens me…. Or trying to milk one of my ponies. It didn’t go well!
8. Where can we find you on social media?
Instagram: ‘patrickhickey1234’, Facebook and Tinder.
Welcome to the team Patrick we hope you have a fantastic year! Go and have a ball and bring us back some rosettes! #pressureison