Conyngham Lodge was built in 1855 by the Marquess of Conyngham. It is steeped in history. In 1900, “Ambush II” won the 1900 Grand National for the Prince of Wales. In 1942, my Grandfather, M.C. Collins trained “Windsor Slipper”, to win the Irish Triple Crown. He also trained 5 classic winners. My Dad, Con trained numerous Group 1 winners including “Princess Pati”, to win the Oaks, “Sandy Creek”, to win The William Hill Futurity Stakes (Gp1) and “Chelsea Rose” to win the Moyglare. Dad was recognised by his peers as one of the top judges of a Thoroughbred, so I was very fortunate to have had him as my teacher and mentor
In the past I have spent time in America and New Zealand to see the different aspects of training but my main time was spent with my father to whom I was an Amateur Rider and Assistant Trainer
I now hold the licence in this wonderful establishment. I have sent out Group Winners in Ireland, England and Dubai and I intend to continue the legacy that has been left to me to produce World Class horses to the highest of their ability.