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Padraig MCCARTHY

Padraig MCCARTHY, Irish Eventing athlete.

Name Padraig MCCARTHY
FEI ID 10101347
Gender Male
Date of Birth 18/07/1977
Competing for Ireland - IRL
Registration Eventing 2018
Last update 21/09/2018
FEI Database
Eventing 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up eventing in 2013.
General Interest
Hobbies Reading, jogging, music. (LinkedIn profile, 2016)
Most influential person in career His wife Lucy Wiegersma. (bbc.co.uk, 06 Jun 2016)
Famous relatives His wife Lucy Wiegersma competed in eventing for Great Britain at the 2013 European Championships in Malmo, Sweden. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Sep 2015; mghsporthorses.com, 15 Aug 2015)
Other information STABLES He and his wife Lucy Wiegersma run MGH Horses at Warren Farm in Hatherleigh, England. They train and trade horses for eventing and jumping. (Facebook page, 27 Mar 2018; burghley-horse.co.uk, 31 Aug 2018) CHANGE OF DISCIPLINE He originally practised equestrian jumping and trained in Europe with Rolf Goran Bengtsson, Max Hauri and Hans Horn. He then moved on to work in the United States of America. He first competed in international eventing in 2013. (mghsporthorses.com, 15 Aug 2015) EDUCATION Between 2003 and 2008 he completed a PhD at the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland. His thesis focused on bankruptcy and insolvency law. He has also studied economics at the University of Bern in Switzerland. (LinkedIn profile, 2018)
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Lucy Wiegersma, two sons
Residence Hatherleigh, ENG
Occupation Athlete, Breeder, Business Owner, Horse Trainer
Languages English, German
Higher education Economics, Finance - Waterford Institute of Technology: Ireland