THE BOOKS

 

Click on the book covers to read an excerpt of each book as well as testimonials from the American and UK press.

Lure of the Chase
Lure of the Chase

Glenn O'Brien, an Irish American, gets a call in his Boston office about a horse from an old steeple-chasing buddy in Ireland. In need of a break from creditors and the recession, he puts operations on hold and takes a flight to Shannon. He hunts the horse over the Clare countryside, gets involved in some hotly disputed bidding for him and takes on a gutsy wager which ends in a match ride to hounds through the tough country of the Burren. After the hair-raising chase he is indeed alone with hounds when they account for the fox, but he is hopelessly lost on the moors. Finding his way out becomes a quest. He finds much more than the mere path out of the moors, he discovers his roots, his woman and his true identity. 

Don't Trample the Dogs
Don't Trample the Dogs

Michael writes about his experience taking groups of American fox hunters, to the Dunraven Arms and Old Ground Hotel in Ennis, Ireland.

 

Enjoy the thrill, spills and laughter of Irish foxhunting in counties Clare, Limerick and Galway. Read about the hunts, the people, the horses and the countryside they rode over and all the calamitous happenings that ensued.

The Rider with the Little Bugle
The Rider with the Little Bugle

Michael writes about his first job as huntsman in Canada with the Wellington and Waterloo Hunt and later as whipper-in of the Lake of Two Mountains Hunt.  He also recounts his  experience playing polo in Saratoga and Jamaica and the how he came about forming the Montreal Polo Club. 

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