JP is a familiar face around Festina Lente! After starting his equestrian career in a North Dublin riding school, where he studied for his BHS level 1, JP came to Festina Lente and completed the Equestrian Training Programme. He volunteered in the yard and was then employed as a yard assistant. JP has a varied role in the yard, including leading for both therapeutic and mainstream lessons, as well as grooming and tacking up the horses and bringing them to and from the fields. He assists with the general yard duties of mucking out and sweeping too. He particularly enjoys leading for lessons and feels like Festina Lente is his second family. In his own time JP leads a very active life, enjoying football, GAA, swimming and running.