Niamh O’Brien is 25 years old and comes from Co. Cork, Ireland. She graduated from the Cork Institute of Technology in 2016 with a Bachelor of Business in Marketing. After graduating Niamh worked for Woods Edge Farm, Kentucky and Grove Stud, Ireland prior to completing the Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding Course in 2017 and the British Horseracing Graduate Development Programme also in 2017. Before commencing Godolphin Flying Start she worked for trainer Mark Johnston in England as a yard manager.
“Godolphin Flying Start offers unparalleled opportunities to learn and experience all aspects of the global thoroughbred industry. I am extremely grateful for the generosity of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed to provide such global development opportunities throughout this two-year program. I am eager to immerse myself in all aspects of the industry whilst meeting and learning from many industry leaders and alumni. Outside of horses I enjoy foxhunting, travelling and rugby.”