Expert Team

Dr Sharma

General Manager & Scientific Director

Dr Sharma has the overall responsibility for ensuring that all manufacturing, QA/QC and related activities are carried out in accordance with GMP/GLP guidelines and in compliance with other relevant regulatory requirements. He is also holds responsibility for research and development of new products and ensuring that these products are safe and effective for their intended use.

Having been with Foran Equine since 1988 he has seen our range grow and remain in the highest regard with both industry and veterinary professionals.

Kirsty McCann

Equine & Sales Technical Manager – Ireland

Kirsty joined Foran Healthcare in 2016. She is a qualified veterinary nurse, who studied and also guest lectured at University College Dublin, and has spent 10 years working in one of the largest equine referral practices in Ireland.

Before embarking on her veterinary nursing career she worked in racing for a number of years, it was at this time she also held her amateur license and rode in INH flat races. Kirsty also has experience in working with breeding stock having been employed by a large sport horse stud who specialised in both fresh and frozen AI for export.

Kirsty enjoys working closely with not only the direct customer but also the support team around a yard including vets, farriers, physiotherapists and land management specialists to ensure that the best possible support is given to the equine athlete or breeding stock.

Nicola Heyworth

International Business Development Manager

Nicola joined the Foran Equine team in 2018. She has over 11 years’ experience working in various sales, technical and marketing roles in the equine supplement market. Most of this time was spent developing business and brands in international markets including USA, Middle East, central Europe and Scandinavia.

Before starting her commercial career, Nicola competed in Showjumping and worked as a rider for an Olympic medallist, giving her a sound understanding of the needs of the performance horse. Nicola combines her experience to provide support to our international distributors, helping to further develop and grow the Foran Equine brand.

Caroline Davis

Brand Manager

Caroline Davis joined the Foran Equine team in August 2019. She has over 12 years’ experience working in the horse racing industry in both the UK and Ireland, across various marketing, event and brand management roles after graduating from UCD with a BSc in Sports Management.  Caroline has also spent many years competing at national and international level with the Irish Pony Society. Caroline brings a passion for horses combined with years of marketing experience to her role, managing the Foran Equine brand and associated activities across all markets and equine disciplines.

Caroline works closely Sarah  and the whole Foran Equine and Connolly’s Red Mills teams, putting as much care and attention into developing our brand and delivering our services, as you put into developing your Horse, making, Our Science, Your Success.

Sarah Gelletlie

Operational Marketing Executive

Sarah has completed her two year Graduate Programme, run alongside our partner company Connolly’s RED MILLS.  The programme aims to immerse graduates into all aspects of the business, along with giving an insight into what it takes to be a top supplement provider in a highly competitive industry.

Sarah graduated from UCD with a BAgrSc in Animal Science-Equine and has competed and worked with horses for many years, with a strong background in Showjumping and Eventing, Sarah is now Operational Marketing Executive and works closely alongside Caroline and our expert teams across both Foran Equine and Connolly’s Red Mills, implementing her extensive knowledge of the industry and our business.

 

Tiffany Minto

Exports Administration

Tiffany has been with Foran Equine since 2018, originally starting with exports in Connolly’s RED MILLS  Tiffany now holds the position of Exports Administration Executive. Her role includes the smooth dispatch of the Foran Equine range to over 40 countries world wide, in any one week she can be liaising with several markets at once all of which have very different and specific requirements.

With over 14 years experience working in various top yards in the UK & Ireland Tiffany fully understands a yards requirement for a quality, effective product delivered promptly.

 

Barry Cash

Sales Representative

Barry joined Foran Equine in 2013. Having been a successful National Hunt Jockey for more than two decades Barry brings with him a wealth of industry experience and practical knowledge.

His impressive riding CV boasts wins in The Leopardstown Chase and The Troytown Chase along with Cheltenham Festival wins on Brave Inca in the Supreme Novice Hurdle and Big Shu in the Glenfarcles Cross Country Chase. He has also managed a win on the flat in Laytown! An avid fan of hunting Barry can often be seen schooling a young horse out with the Kildare’s and the South Counties.

Barry is a true horseman and enjoys nothing more than following the yards who support Foran Equine as valued customers achieve success both on and off the track.

Peter Flanagan

Sales Representative

Peter joined the Foran Equine sales team in 2018, he graduated from CAFRE Enniskillen Campus with a BSc Hons in Equine Management & a Level 2 Pre Farriery.

Having spent a season in a reproduction centre, Peter developed an in depth knowledge of the breeding industry. Peter spent two years working in an international showjumping yard and competes at the highest level on the national circuit. After working a season in a National Hunt yard Peter has a lots of experience in both the sport horse and racing industry.

 

Aoife Dunphy

Sales Representative

Aoife joined the Foran sales team in 2018, having been a member of the Red Mills sales team since 2017. She studied Business Studies in the University of Limerick, and has a diploma in Digital Marketing from the Irish Times.

Aoife has a strong family background in breeding thoroughbred race horses and sporting dogs, this experience stands to her when dealing directly with our customers.

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