James Kernan Interview Part 1 – “What drove me on was that Paul Darragh was in first and when he jumped clear, that spurred me on”

The youngest member of Ireland’s famous Aga Khan “three-in-a-row” winning Show Jumping team from the late 1970’s, Co Armagh’s James Kernan talks to Horse Sport Ireland about his family’s involvement with horses for generations. In Part.1 of our interview, James talks about winning the gold medal at the European Junior Championships, his surprise call up to the Aga Khan team as a teenager and how horses such as Condy shaped his future. James Kernan was always destined to be involved with horses such was his family’s deep equestrian tradition. What followed was an incredible career for the Co Armagh native at the very top of the sport. “My Grandfather was a dealer. He used to buy horses for the Egyptian Army and the Italian¬†Army and my father Frank Kernan then got into showjumping and he started to produce horses to jump himself at shows. Then he got involved with Italy’s … Continue reading James Kernan Interview Part 1 – “What drove me on was that Paul Darragh was in first and when he jumped clear, that spurred me on”