The Team

 

 

World Class Brands. First Class Agency. Darragh Equestrian Solutions is 
Ireland’s Leading Equestrian Wholesaler.

helena and dave and val

The brain child of Managing Director Helena Walsh, Darragh Equestrian Solutions Ltd was originally set up to carry the name of Paul Darragh, the cornerstone of the Irish International Show Jumping Team for so many years.  His untimely death in January 2005 was a devastating blow to the family, Helena and the sport of international show jumping, having ridden and represented Ireland for some 30 years on the circuit, achieving over 50 Nations’ Cup team places.

With encouragement from International Show jumper’s Peter Charles and William Funnell; Helena and Paul’s brother David Darragh, her partner continued with the project.

David and Helena have been together since the early 1990’s and working in business together for  five years. David is a former PR officer to the Irish Show Jumping Club of which Paul was a co founder and developed with Helena, one of the best initiatives in Irish show jumping the hugely successful Guidam Spring Tour.

David has a passion for music working in the industry for many years, rugby and hunting, he was a Master with the Ballymacad North Meath. He has qualified as a Homeopathic Practitioner, working with complementary medicines and has a decade of experience of marketing in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Helena left a high flying job in information technology when diagnosed with a life threatening illness; she fought and recovered from bowel cancer after a long series of operations and chemotherapy.  In recovery and back on her feet, Paul found her a horse just before he died, declaring that horses were the best cure for the ills of a human and for Helena he was right she is still competing successfully on the same horse today. The illness convinced her to look for something new in her life and from these small beginnings Darragh Equestrian Solutions, within a short time has established a high profile position in the Irish equestrian marketplace, priding themselves on their very personnel and unique customer service and attention to detail. They have secured a formidable array of high quality brands and represent them throughout Ireland, North and South.

David’s father, the late Prof Austin Darragh was also involved in the company. We lost our wonderful friend and former Chairman on Sunday 4th October 2015.  The ‘Doc’ is greatly missed. (RIP)

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