Our Team

Our staff or what make us who we are. They are here to make your time at Hitchmough's as enjoyable as possible.


Jill Twomey - Chief Instructor/Proprietor


Jill is the original co-founder of Hitchmough's. With over 30 years expeience, Jill is a renowned teacher who instils confidence in every rider. Whatever the age or ability of the student, Jill brings out the best in him or her in an enjoyable way


"Teachers are born, not made" and Jill exemplifies this


Favourite horse at Hitchmough's: All of them :)

Tara O'Brien BHSII - Senior Instructor and BHS Accredited Professional Coach 


Tara has been working at Hitchmough's for 4 years. Tara has a BSc. and PGCert in Equine Science. Tara is a fully qualified first-aider and also the childrens Safeguarding Officer for the yard.


Tara likes to compete in eventing mainly. In 2016, she was a member of the Highland Lodge Riding Club team that were AIRC National Team Show Jumping champions and was 1st at the AIRC National Eventing Championships, all with one of our own school horses - Stella (pictured). In 2017, Tara represented the club again in the RDS on Cailin. 

Sinead Vallely - Senior Instructor


Sinead has been working at Hitchmough's for the past 5 years. She has her BHS 1,2 and PTT and she is also a qualified first aider.

Sinead also teaches equestrian studies to college students who train at Hitchmough's. 
Sinead also actively competes her own horse and was a member of the the Highland Lodge Riding Club team that were national show jumping champions in 2013.

Amanda Horgan - Instructor

Amanda has been working at Hitchmough's for 2 years. She has her BHS 1,2 and Stage 2 Teach. and has a Diploma in Equine Science. Before coming to us, Amanda was a Barn Manager at Gai Waterhouse Racing in Sydney, Australia for 3 years. 

Amanda competes in a range of disciplines and is an active member of the Highland Lodge Riding Club.