Farm Ireland

Thursday 22 February 2018

Galligan set to rein for Ireland

CAVAN native Ollie Galligan is set to represent Ireland in reining at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, USA, next month.

Originally from Killeshandra in Co Cavan, Ollie emigrated to the USA in 1996 to pursue a career as a horse trainer and professional reiner.

He began his career as a reining and reined cow horse trainer, apprenticing with NRHA horse trainer Ben Balow.

In 2000, Ollie moved to Sonoma County, California, and now trains reining horses and their owners. In 2007 Ollie married reining enthusiast and Appaloosa breeder Gillian Baxter, and the couple now lives on their Californian ranch.

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