Fleur Bryan has been riding, breeding, and producing horses and ponies since she was two years old. She has trained with some of Ireland's best, including showjumping legend, Iris Kellett. Since 1999, Fleur has been importing Irish horses to the United States and founded the company after her foundation Irish Draught stallion, “Parkmore Pride”.
For ten years, Fleur and her brother Gordon ran a successful riding school and breeding operation in Ireland. Now located in Kentucky as the owner of Parkmore Irish Horse Imports, Fleur continues to run a small breeding operation as well as make frequent trips to Ireland with clients to purchase their next horse or add to the Parkmore team of Irish horses.
Fleur was instrumental in leading the team that successfully harmonized the studbook with that of the mother studbook in Ireland, giving global recognition to North American bred Irish horses. During her time serving as Director of the Irish Draught Horse Society of North America for four years, the Irish Draught Horse Society of North America became an affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation.
Following her first term on the board, Fleur organized a 10-person committee for the 2010 World Equestrian Games. She worked for 3 years to put the Irish Village together and brought twenty-five Irish Draught and Sport Horses, and twenty-five Connemara ponies from all over the United States to perform demonstrations over the 10 days of the games. Fleur choreographed and MC'ed each demo which were watched by as many as 1,500 spectators.
In addition to importing Sport Horses, Fleur travels throughout the U.S. giving combined training clinics. Fleur has a passion for working with riders to help them achieve a solid foundation to have success in all phases of riding. She believes in the strong bond between horse and rider and her methods revolve around being firm, fair and fun. For more information on Fleur’s clinics please visit our Clinic page.
Fleur continues to promote Irish Sport Horses (ISH) through her sales agency.