Larkins Philosophy

Take your time to get to know the horses.”

Paul Rides Corryveckan At Tralee

Paul Rides Corryveckan At Tralee 1982

Larkin Bros. Int. Ltd. has a unique philosophy that believes that to buy a horse you need to get to know the horse. Set up your own course in the morning before you begin riding, jump the horses over the fences in the grass field or simply take them hacking through the country side.


Paul Larkin Company Director and owner, born 1960 son of Valentine (Tiny) and Carmel Larkin, has been involved in ponies and horses all his life. Show jumping, hunting and pony racing as a child. He took out his amateur jockeys licence at 16yrs of age, was joint point to point champion in N. Ireland in 1985.


“Tiny” and Carmel Larkin


Paul and his brother Val went to America in 1986 where they set up Larkin Brothers International Horse Breaking.

Paul and Val in the States

In their time there, they broke (educated) more than 9,000 horses,

and held a number of contracts for some of the most impressive breeding operations in California.


Having set up Larkin Bros. International Ltd, in October 1997, Paul married Swedish Dressage rider Petra Wendt in November.

Petra has competed and trained up to Grand Prix level in the USA, she also trained with Olympic medal winner Ninna Swaab who won bronze in Munich in 1972.




By 1999 Larkin Bros. Int. sold over 1 million Euros worth of Irish sports horses to the USA. In 2002 opened up the European market being the first to sell and export Irish horses to Latvia. Larkin Bros International are members of the Irish Horse Board, Irish Dressage Society, Royal Dublin Society, MeathHunt and Tara Harriers.


Paul Riding Lady Kate Ballivor Grand Prix



Paul and Petra have three daughters Linnea 16 Yrs and Emelie 15 Yrs and Natalie 11 years. who are now the 8th generation of Larkins in the horse business.


Natalie and Breemounts Nemo (then aged 5)

Emelie &                              Breemount Hott Shot                 (then aged 9)

Linnéa and Breemounts Touchey Boots (aged 10)

Paul and Petra

Emelie and Linnea Larkin with Paul at Ballivor Show.