From a farming background, I attended the local pony club and hunting with the Ward Union Stag Hounds & Meath Foxhounds. I was a late starter to eventing at the age of 21. My love for the thoroughbred and blood event horses developed from a year out from college where I rode as an amateur jockey for the late John Fowler.

My first event horse was a mare called Valencia who went on to compete to 3* level with Kim O Gorman. In the years that followed, I had a run of luck in finding and producing two world-class horses; Ballylynch Adventure & My Royal Touch.

I am the Director/Owner of Bannon Auctioneers & Valuers which was established in January 2006. We are primarily involved in residential sales & lettings, and land sales.

My experience of working in the property business places me in a great position to look after client needs and requirements in a professional manner.