Get to know : Matt Garrigan – Plusvital Brand Ambassador

Matt Garrigan On Plusvital Supplements

Q: What was your childhood ambition?

To represent Ireland in showjumping and ride in the Aga Khan at the Dublin Horse Show.

Q: Growing up, who was your sporting hero?

Marcus Ehning

Q: What sparked your love of showjumping?

Shows! Traveling to the shows abroad with my dad and brother were always highlights.

Q: What horse/ pony put you on the map?

Dr Spot, my 148 pony. He was an unbelievable pony! We won at the Dublin Horse Show and we and also won the Grand Prix and Nations Cup in Fontainebleau.

Q: What is your most memorable showjumping moment?

Winning the gold team medal at the Young Rider European Championships in Millstreet back in 2016. It was brilliant to win it and even more special because it was on home soil.

Q: If you weren’t a horse rider, what would you be?

A farmer!

Q: If you could ride one horse, what horse would that be?

Big Star, what a horse we was for Nick Skleton.

Q: Outside of horses, what is your favourite sporting moment?

Being in Croke Park to watch Dublin win the five in a row.

Q: What tips would you give to someone getting their horse ready for competition post Covid lockdown?

Start small and build up to harder work. Build up the horses slowly with their fitness and do a variety of work on different surfaces.

Q: What is your favourite Plusvital product?

Effivet, both the Liquid and Hydrogel. I find them excellent for healing cuts and scratches. They are staples in the yard, grooming box and lorry, I couldn’t be without them!


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