- stable manager -
Brendan grew up in Durban and started riding horses at the age 9 at NewMarket stables. After many years of riding and slowly promoting from ponies to horses, he was lucky enough to breed himself a very talented horse named Crystallise. And so the partnership and road to success began. Brendan and Crystallise moved to Johannesburg to make their mark on the Professional Horse riding scene. Brendan turned Pro 8 years ago and has moved up through the ranks from Work Rider to Stable Jockey, Stable Manager and Professional Show Jumper. Horses are Brendan’s passion and have chosen to dedicate his life to always being around horses. His own personal mantra "Horses are not a sport, it's a lifestyle!"
Brendan views himself as lucky to have been involved in developing many talented horses and stud farms, and the top echelon of these are Alchemy Stud and Branic Stud who are renowned for producing young horses and developing them up the grades. As Stable Manager at Blair Atholl, he has set his sights on taking the experience of stabling horses to a new level, developing young talent and reaching new heights as a teaching Pro. At Blair Atholl, he has fantastic individual horses, namely Crystallise, Lobo and Pikur Cabachon who all jump in the Open A Grade classes and really exciting young horses like Cayenne and Syndikus.