Andrea O’ Brien
Having been around horses from a very young age, Andrea made the decision early on to make horses her life. In 1997 she travelled to Switzerland to work as head travelling groom for Rene Amstutz. Andrea worked with Rene for over a year and during this time travelled to many of the top international shows throughout Europe.
Still eager to travel, she moved further a field to Canada to become head groom for the successful Kinmarlin Stables in Georgetown Ontario. Andrea remained in Canada for the following three years where she worked closely with Canadian rider Kim Kirton.
Still with a strong passion to work in the equine Industry, Andrea took up the position of Shipping Administrator with Peden Equine Transport in 2004. Andrea worked at Pedens for five years, during which time she gained extensive knowledge in the transportation of horses worldwide.
After realising that there was a gap in the Irish market, Andrea set-up Equine International Shipping Ltd. The company has been growing from strength to strength shipping horses worldwide ever since. Andrea is an ATA Registered Equine Attendant and holds an NPTC certificate. Flying with our horses from time to time, she is renowned for her calm approach with them.
Andrea is also an avid dressage enthusiast and competes in her spare time.
Our flying grooms are true horsemen and are selected carefully for each flight to ensure that your horse is in the most experienced and safe hands possible. Each groom is an ATA Registered Equine Attendant and has years of experience flying with horses. Most importantly our grooms have worked with horses all their lives so truly understand and care about them.