Commandant John Ledingham

Commandant John Ledingham

Name: Commandant John Ledingham

Discipline: Show Jumping

Qualifications:  Horse Sport Ireland Level 3 coach

Equestrian History:
Competed in 65 Nation Cups for Ireland. Selected for four Olympic Games. On winning Nation Cup teams in Aachen, Dublin (5 times) Hickstead, La Baule, Calgary Athens, Lintz, Chaudfontaine etc. Grand Prix wins on Four Continents.

Started coaching for horsescotland:
About 15 years ago took over from Paul Darragh

Random/ Interesting fact about yourself:
Married, three sons. Like the outdoor life, hunting shooting fishing. Watching all sport on TV also an avid Munster and Leinster rugby fan.

Any other information:
Official coach for the British Showjumping World Class Pathway Training.

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Result/ accolade highlights:

  • ChefdEquipe, Coach to Irelands Young Rider Squads, Winners of European Team Championships, Children on Horses Bronze 2010, Gold 2011. Junior Team Gold 2012, Individual Silver 2013.
  • Also Coached Scott Brash Olympic Medallist and Gemma Kirk Individual Gold, Young Riders, etc