Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR Ireland) was founded by Suzanne Gibbons in 1991 and she has worked in animal rescue since the age of 8. AHAR started out as a rescue for horses and ponies that were going to the slaughterhouse but very quickly it turned into a rescue for ALL unwanted animals and birds including wildlife and all cruelty cases.
Suzanne also has a British Horse Riding Society Association of Ireland (B.H.S.A.I.) Riding Instructor’s Certificate. She was trained at Hop Island Equestrian Centre by Liam O’Driscoll. She also trained as a racing jockey with Coleman Hennessy in his yard in White’s Cross Co. Cork. Suzanne decided against racing after witnessing too many horses getting injured on the track. She professionally jumps horses for clients for show-jumping points. She ‘breaks in’ and trains rescued horses to jump to make them easier to home. Suzanne is an absolutely gifted rider herself but opted out of a career in professional show jumping to dedicate her life to animal rescue.