John is originally from County Kildare in southern Ireland. He’s love for horses and riding started at an early age despite the fact that his family was not involved in the equestrian business. John came to the United States in 1987 working first for Jay Shuttleworth before running his own business in Connecticut until joining North Run. Missy and John were married in 2003.
John plays an active role in the business, doing much of the riding and training along with Missy. He served as the Chef d’Equipe for the 2006 North American Young Riders Champion Zone 1 Team and has been the Chef d’Equipe of the successful Zone 1 Prix des States Junior Jumper Team at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show for many years. John is an active member of the North American Riders Group (NARG) as well.