Welcome to Oakland Stables
Oakland Ventures LLC was formed in 2012 by Irish Show jumping rider, Darragh Kenny. Over the last three years, it has thrived as one of the most successful competition barns across the United States with Kenny at the helm.
Darragh Kenny has been competing in the sport of show jumping since the age of 10. As the son of two trainers, he began his career in his homeland of Offaly, Ireland where he quickly rose in the ranks riding in his first grand prix at the young age of 14.
In 2007 at the age of 19, Darragh was invited to compete at the Dublin Horse Show as one of Ireland’s leading young riders where he won a training bursary to work with a top American coach. Shortly after, he began working with Missy Clark and John Brennan’s North Run Farm where his time was spent between their two locations in Wellington, Florida and Warren, Vermont.
While under the tutelage of Missy Clark, Darragh flourished as a rider and began leaving his mark on the International Show Jumping scene. In 2009, he qualified in the FEI World Cup CSI4* in Syracuse, New York while riding Obelix, a horse Missy found for him. The following year, Darragh continued his steady, and impressive, climb up the grand prix ranks on Obelix competing in the FEI World Cup qualifier in Green Cove Springs, Florida and the FEI World Cup qualifier CSI4* in Bridgehampton, New York.