31 Biographies of well known horsemen and horsewomen, all characters or personalities, with many amusing stories, and over 100 action photos.
Personalities Featured are –
Lady Molly Cusack-Smith – The first lady master of the Galway Blazers and Socialite.
Maxie Scully – Former World Record Bareback Highjump Champion and longest surviving kidney transplant recipient in Ireland. World Transplant Games Champion.
Charlie O’Neill – Master of Hounds, jockey, friend of the Rolling Stones, and charity fund raiser.
Aidan O’Connell – Hunting personality, jockey, coach, stylish dresser, natural wit and storyteller.
Grania Willis – Equestrian journalist, eventing rider, and the first Irishwoman to climb the North Face of Mount Everest.
Elsie Morgan – Former Master and Huntsman of the West Waterford Foxhounds, International showjumper and jockey.
Tommy Brennan – International and Olympic showjumping and eventing rider and now International Course Designer.
Florrie Webb – Former Master, Huntsman and point to point jockey who rode with one hand as a result of a farm accident.
John Huston – Film Director and Master of the Galway Blazers.
Lady Anne Hemphill – Field Master of the Galway Blazers and breeder of Champion Connemara Ponies.
Nancy Penn Smith Hannum – Master and Huntsman of Mr. Stewart’s Cheshire Hounds in Pennsylvania, USA.
Iris Kellett – Former European Showjumping Champion, and trainer of International showjumping riders.
Toni de la Bouillerie – Master of The Rallye des Grands Loups Hounds in France.
Alison Baker – Master of Hounds and Horse Breeder, whose family bred the great steeplechaser Arkle.
Francie Derwin – The largest Horse Dealer in Ireland.
Willie Leahy – Field Master of the Galway Blazers, Horse Dealer, and Connemara Pony Breeder.
Thady Ryan – Master of the Scarteen Hounds and Irish Draught Horse Breeder.
Michael Dempsey – Master and Huntsman of the Galway Blazers.
George Briscoe – Master of the Tara Harriers for over 65 seasons, and country gentleman.
Hugh Leonard – Horseman, Jockey, Polo Player and Down Hill Skier.
Pat O’Brien – Huntsman of the Tipperary Foxhounds for 40 seasons.
Rosemary Skrine – Master of Hounds, and breeder of Champion Performance Horses.
Eamonn Dunphy – Huntsman of the Ward Union Staghounds.
John Pickering – Huntsman of five different packs of hounds and storyteller.
Morgan Llywelyn – Reserve rider on the American Olympic Dressage Team, and best selling author.
Jack Lambert – Horseman, hunting fanatic and stallion master.
Captain John Wentges – Member of the Dutch Showjumping Team and Master of three packs of hunting hounds.
Bill Bourns – Producer of champion show horses, jockey and follower of hounds.
Chantal Deon – Master of Hounds, and breeder of Champion Irish Draught and Sport Horses.
Stanislaus Lynch – Huntsman, Journalist, Poet, Prize Winning Author and Horse Breeder
George Watson – Master of the Melbourne Foxhounds, founder of the Victoria Racing Club, Starter of the Melbourne Cup and successful Australian businessman.