Dermot Cantillon BAgSc MSc
Dermot is a native of Co Waterford. After graduating from UCD with a degree in Agricultural Science, Dermot spent two years at the University of Kentucky where he studied for his Masters’ degree in equine nutrition and also managed the University’s equine research farm.
Dermot has had a long association with the Smurfit family’s Forenaghts Stud, near Naas in Co Kildare. He has also been very involved with the ITBA (serving as Chairman in 2004-05) and was a long serving member of the board of HorseRacing Ireland, chairing Tote Ireland for four years. He is also a board member of Goffs and Chairman of Naas Racecourse.
Outside Thoroughbred racing and breeding Dermot is a passionate follower of Munster rugby and Waterford hurling and enjoys reading about all aspects of social history.
Meta Osborne MVB CertESM MRCVS
Meta is a Kildare native and a qualified veterinary surgeon. Her particular interest is in equine reproduction and she enjoys giving presentations to lay and professional audiences on the subject.
She is also a former Senior Steward of the Turf Club and and is a board member of Horse Racing Ireland. She is a past President of the Irish Veterinary Association and of the Veterinary Council of Ireland.
Away from work, racing, and updating the website, Meta enjoys cooking and reading.
Ian Thompson is originally from Manchester, England. After completing an honours degree in Maths with Finance at Leeds University, Ian worked at Mapperley Stud, New Zealand for six years, where he was Stud Manager.
He joins us having completed the two-year Darley Flying Start management training programme. During his time with Darley Ian spent work placements with US- based trainer Eddie Kenneally, at Segenhoe Stud in Australia, with farrier Rob Stevenson in Dubai, and with Tattersalls in Newmarket.
Outside racing Ian enjoys a round of golf, and supports Manchester United (though his heart is really with Rochdale AFC!)
Jasmin Goll Dipl. agr-bio
Jasmin grew up near Stuttgart, in Germany, where her family had horses and she regularly competed in showjumping, dressage and eventing. She joined the staff at Tinnakill in 2005 and she now lives close by, spending her free time breeding sport horses.
Jasmin and her partner David are the proud parents of Tim and latest arrival, Ben.
Maria is from Mountrath and joined the Tinnakill team in 2005.
Being a Laois woman she is a keen follower of hurling, and in her spare time she breeds sheep. Maria is proud mum to Arabella.
Angelique hails from the Deux-Seines region of western France and her background at home was in show-jumping and carriage driving. Before coming to Tinnakill she worked for four years with trainer Matthieu Palussiere.
During the spring of 2013 Angelique spent four months in Kentucky at Elm Tree Farm, but we held her dog Mezzo hostage, so she came back
Trevor joined the Tinnakill team in 2013, having previously worked at Barouche Stud, Newtown Stud and Ballymacoll Stud. He enjoys seeing homebreds excel on the track and loves sales preparation and bringing on youngstock.
Trevor is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys mountain climbing and road biking: he hopes to run a marathon in the near future. Trevor lives in Portlaoise with his partner Sandy and two boys Hayden and Odhran
Paul is from Camross (the neighbouring village to Coolrain) and grew up on a farm where they always had ponies and horses. Paul is in charge of maintenence at Tinnakill and is responsible for many of the new developments around the farm, including the walking paddock and the fencing.
He and his wife have teenage triplets and in his spare time he loves anything to do with vintage cars and tractors.
In this age of teleworking via the internet, Emer looks after the accounts and office administration for Tinnakill House from her home outside Kilkenny, where she lives with her husband Mike and family.
A former camogie player, Emer also runs for fun and has completed three marathons.
Jack has always had an avid interest in racing and breeding and is a past winner of the Martin Wills Award for aspiring racing journalists. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin (where he was Auditor of the TCD Horse Racing Society) he currently works as a solicitor with Linklaters in London while also carrying out pedigree analysis and research for Tinnakill Bloodstock. He also helps with the Tinnakill consignments at the major sales.
Away from horses he is a keen sportsman, with a particular interest in rugby, golf and GAA.
Lily, Tom & Rose Cantillon
Lily is a law student at Trinity College, Dublin where she is Social Secretary of the TCD Horse Racing Society. Tom is a law and political science student at Trinity and Rose is in secondary school.
All three take a keen interest in the goings-on at Tinnakill House. They each own a small percentage of a mare, and help with updating the website. Tom is also a two-times winner of a Martin Wills awar