Experienced professional in eventing and training in Ireland
Ian Cassells has been an associated name with the horse eventing community
since 2011 starting at junior to young rider and now competing at a senior level.
Ian Graduated from college with a Hons Degree in Agricultural science 2017.
Throughout his 5 years in college, Ian was Captain and president of the UCD equestrian
club and a member of Irish Universities Riding Clubs Association (IURCA) representing
Europe and America.
Throughout his time within the association, Ian has won the world finals
twice individually and has also been a member of the Irish team who have won this accolade twice.
Ian’s yard is based beside his parents dairy farm and lies over 80 acres. Teaching has become another big part of Ian’s focus in
recent years where he seeks to train young aspiring event riders in his
local area and around Ireland.
These young riders get the opportunity to
compete and learn while attending local eventing in Ireland.
at a young age Ian knows what it takes to compete at a high level and to the
highest of standards at home in Ireland and internationally, within Europe.
Ian is an extremely talented rider with great feel and empathy towards his horses. He has the ability to quickly adapt to the different needs of every horse he rides and that is an amazing quality to have. These attributes along with a hard work ethic and dedication to the sport at the top levels gives Ian a fantastic capability of producing horses to a high standard ensuring he achieves the absolute best out of each and every one of his horses. Ian Cassells ....definitely one to watch!
Kevin Acres Grand Prix Dressage Rider
Ian is a very talented and empathetic rider. He works extremely hard with each of his horses to understand and improve its way-of-going in training in order to maximise its long-term potential and results in competition. His riding style is very soft and light whilst still being effective, allowing his horses to naturally express themselves in their work. Despite already being one of Ireland’s most successful event riders, Ian is always looking to improve both himself and his horses and has a very bright future ahead of him in the sport.
Ian is an exceptional horseman. I have worked with Ian since childhood and couldn’t recommend his services more. He is gifted when it comes to solving problems with difficult horses and his had working ethic and patience are key elements to his success. I have no doubt we will see him on an Olympic team in the near future.