Rebecca McGoldrick Aims High
If Banbridge, Northern Ireland, seems an unlikely spot for a Canadian equestrian to cut her teeth in the international ring, think again. For one thing, this patch of green in County Down, approximately 35km from Belfast, is home to Irish show jumping team rider Dermott Lennon. Any emerging show jumper rider who trains with Lennon not only gets instruction from one of the world’s best, but also has access to the showgrounds of Europe – and that means exposure to some of the most difficult courses and competition. And that’s perfect if your goal is a Team Canada berth. For 28-year-old Toronto-born Rebecca McGoldrick, that’s an ambition she’s keeping her sights on. If being far from home is what it takes, well that’s fine with her; after all, she’s been a globe-hopper since birth. The reason her international bona fides are such a long list is due to her parentage.…
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