Meet Our Team
John O’Connor MVB MRCVS has been a pivotal member of Ballylinch Stud for over 30 years. Initially the stud manager and resident vet, John was appointed as Ballylinch’s managing director at the turn of the millennium. An inductee to the ITBA Hall of Fame, a former chairman and current council member of the ITBA, a member of the HRI Pattern Committee and the chairman of the Irish EBF, John is one of the most respected figures in the bloodstock and racing industry.
Ann Marie Gibbons
Trish Mc Nally
Join the Team
We recruit people all year round for seasonal and full-time positions.
Roles involve the daily care of foals, yearlings, mares and riding out. There will also be opportunities to assist with foaling and coverings and opportunities to attend bloodstock sales.
To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter to
There have been many former employees of Ballylinch Stud who have gone on to achieve success throughout the bloodstock and racing industries including but not limited to:
Manager, Haras de Meautry
Owner, Stonereath Stud
Manager, Ballygallon Stud
Yearling Manager, Vinery Stud
Director, Go Bloodstock
Manager, Car Colston Stud
Racing Manager, Drakenstein Stud