A Pleasure to Work With


The team at Ainrush Stables consist of Dr. Caroline Murphy, Julie-Anne Griffith, Jill Murphy and six horses, 2 dogs, and 2 cats!

Dr. Caroline Murphy, M.B.; D.Obs; D.C.H.; Masters Med. Sience (Sports Medicine)

Dr. Caroline Murphy is a medical doctor who has worked in general practice for thirty years with extensive experience of general health issues, but in particular Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, and mental health disorders. ​Having a lifelong passion for horses led her to train as an Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator at Festina Lente, Bray Co. Wicklow in 2016/2017 where she received the accredited Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator – QQI Level 6 Distinction. ​This course is accredited by QQI Level 6 through a Certificate in Life and Workplace Coaching (6S3153) in addition to Festina Lente certification relating to Equine Welfare and Management.

Julie-Anne Griffith – MBA FCMI, Business Coach & Facilitator

I am delighted to bring together my two passions, helping both horses and people to achieve their potential, through our equine assisted learning experiences in Central Scotland and on the Cork/Limerick border. In Ireland I work in collaboration with Dr Caroline Murphy, a fellow EAL Facilitator, who is a retired GP bringing valuable learned experience of health & well-being in individuals and organisations. In Scotland I work in partnership with Lisa Brice from Horses for Courses to deliver leadership courses. Bespoke programmes can also be tailored to meet the needs of individuals and groups to develop social and emotional competencies through engagement with horses. Experienced with participants of all ages and abilities, including those with additional support needs and disadvantaged young people.

Jill Murphy, B. Sc. Hons Equine Studies

Jill has been involved with horses from a young age and has a keen interest in animal welfare. She works with the Donkey Sanctuary, and has been liaising with the Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) to take rescue horses for retraining. Jill will be present as the equine specialist during Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) sessions.