One of my favourite success stories is that of British-based Irish eventer Padraig McCarthy, who you likely know as our 2018 double silver medalist at the World Equestrian Games. But did you know that that extraordinary performance came after only a handful of years in the sport? And did you know that Padraig actually has a PhD? The former show jumper and all-round clever clogs is my vote for president of the world, frankly, and in this in-depth video — the latest in Horse Sport Ireland’s Meet the Riders series — you’ll find out exactly why. From dealing horses around the world to the dizzying heights of academia, Padraig’s a top-notch bloke with a lot of medals yet to be won.
Plus, if you click play, you can cancel your Calm app subscription and let his Irish lilt soothe you to sleep instead. A bonus!