Meet The Team

 

Jonathan Fogarty Owner at Gaynestown Stud WexfordJonathan Fogarty

Manager
Jonathan graduated with a bachelor of Agriculture Science & Agribusiness Degree in 2009 from University College Dublin. He has gained international experience working with the following, Mr. Francois Doumen in Bouce, France, Haras du Logis, Normandy, France, and Turrnaga Farm in New South Wales Australia. On returning to Ireland, Jonathan continued to gain experience working with J.S. Bolger and spent a year with Gay O Callaghan at Yeomanstown Stud. Jonathan also graduated from National Stud having gains the Thoroughbred Breeding Course Certificate, which is recognised throughout the bloodstock world. Having gained the valuable experience both at home and abroad, Jonathan established Gaynestown Stud with his parents in 2012 which he now manages. Jonathan also represented Wexford in minor football and senior hurling.

Michael Fogarty Jockey - Gaynestown Stud Wexford
Michael Fogarty

Assistant Manager

Pat Fogarty - Gaynestown Stud Wexford
Pat Fogarty

Business and Bloodstock
Pat Retired from banking about 10 years ago and he enjoys the experience of supporting Jonathan in the setting up of his new business

History

 

Gaynestown Stud was founded by Jonathan Fogarty in 2012.

Jonathan Fogarty's Grandfather John Cogley handling one of the many horses at the Gaynestown Farm

Jonathan’s Grandfather, John Cogley

Gaynestown farm has passed through many generations dating back as far as the 1800’s. The farm primarily functioned as a mixed tillage and livestock farm however there has always been a tradition of horses here, noteably the breeding and training of both work and sports horses. Jonathan spent the majority of his youth working alongside his grandfather John Cogley and now has the privilege of utilising his vast years of equine experience by turning the farm into a high performance thoroughbred bloodstock business.

Gaynestown is located in the sunny south east of Ireland, south of Wexford town and within close proximity to the quaint fishing village Kilmore Quay and Rosslare Europort. The rolling 160 acres contains prime grassland which is currently in conversion to full organic vegetation. The land is served at the heart by a year round flowing river which is an integral part of the daily post-workout routine for their stock. The stud principle services for their clients include the keeping of boarding mares, the preparation of horses for the sales and the training of horses for the racetrack. The high quality facilities coupled with Jonathan’s experience and eye for detail ensure that all clients are getting the very best of care for their stock and allowing them to reach their maximum potential.