‘Chich’ is from the racing and the wider world of equestrianism, While John was training she was instrumental in the long term development and the day-to-day operations of Rahinston’s racing and breeding operations.
Her father, Dermot, was a Senior Steward of the Turf Club and Master of the Wexford Hounds and a very long serving Chairman. He was a race-horse breeder in his own right, with his most notable success being the Aintree Topham winner, Dunbrody Miller. Chich developed her keen sense of horsemanship on the hunting field and with eventing where she represented Ireland at International Three Day Events in Europe.
As a mother of two (Harry and Charlie) she became involved with the operations of the Meath and Irish Pony Club organisations’ respectively, as she followed her sons’ Pony Club careers. Her expert advice and ability to manage people led her to be Chef d’Equipe (1998) and key selector for several International Tetrathlon teams.
Since the passing of John Fowler in late 2008, Chich as taken over the National Hunt training licence and has continued to focus on the legacy left by John and the 60 years of racing and bloodstock excellence that Rahinston has become know for.