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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Fields, Furrows, and Fiction: Heney’s newest pony tales launch at ‘Ploughing 2023’

The bustling grounds of the Irish Ploughing Championships are gearing up to be the hotspot for horse lovers.

Elaine Heney, the globally recognized #1 best-selling author and award-winning film producer of the ‘Listening to the Horse’ documentary, will attend the event for the first time, for an exclusive book signing session.

Elaine has helped over 120,000 horse owners in 113 countries to create fruitful relationships with their horses.

Her books are enjoyed by horse owners of all ages, regularly topping the international best-selling charts in the UK & USA.

Heney’s works delve deep into the unique bond between humans and horses and are based on the philosophy of listening to the horse.

This year, the spotlight will be on her newest pony series – the Saddlestone Connemara Pony Listening School series.

Perfect for young readers between the ages of 7 and 10, this wholesome fiction pony book series has garnered rave reviews worldwide.

At the National Ploughing Championships, fans will not only get the unique chance to meet Elaine but also get signed copies of her bestselling books.

Interview with Elaine

Previously, That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, interviewed Elaine Heney of Grey Pony Films.

She told us:

“My parents are both equestrians, and grandfather, James Heney, started and showed young horses, and his philosophy was that you should be able to ride a horse with a silk thread. My great-great-grandfather also had horses.

I fell in love with horses at a very young age when I started to ride. My first pony was an energy-efficient Shetland.

I had some tech skills from my university courses and working in the tech industry in Dublin, so I was able to combine both my tech and horse knowledge to create an online equestrian business.

I am an award-winning movie director, #1 best-selling equestrian author and an equestrian app publisher.

Also, I have a masters in music and media, the Pony Club B test and an HSI coaching cert.

Since I left university, I have continued to learn every day, both with horses and advancing my online skills – whether it is using my tech skills to set up an online bookstore on Shopify or attending international equestrian events.”

Read part one of her interview, followed by part two.

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