I had such a great experience riding Rock the World at the Curragh last July.
The atmosphere was amazing and the goodwill and support fantastic.
It was very special to be able to support such an important organisation, and I hope many more will come forward and take part in the 2017 series.
I was so privileged that Jessie and Michael Buckley allowed me to ride the horse, and it was so special to ride on the track that saw my father ride such memorable victories.
It was a great privilege to ride in the 2016 series, raising money for a brilliant cause. The experience to ride at three of Ireland’s 1st class racecourses was brilliant and was well worth all the effort.
Taking part in the Corinthian Challenge was one of the highlights of my career, I had always wanted to be a jockey but as I grew too big, and so I had to choose a different work path. Through my work I was able to call on the support of many in the insurance industry to take part and raise the funds and try something that had alluded me for 35 years.
Riding for different trainers and getting the privilege of visiting their yards and riding out was a fantastic insight into the racing world.
The excitement will live long in my memory. Thanks to all the team at the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund.
Thanks also to Christy Roche, Johnny Murtagh, Jim Bolger, Dermot Weld and Aidan and Joseph O’Brien for their support.