Mark was born in Dublin on March 2nd 1987.
H is father was an international show jumper and his mother a three day event rider so naturally Mark started riding at an early age. At the family yard based in Ardee, Co Louth Mark worked with his father and had a lot of success early on including a team bronze medal at the European Pony Championships and a Young Rider National champion title in 2005.
He also represented Ireland in the 2004 Junior European Championship in Villamoura Portugal. In 2009, Mark left his father's stables in Ireland and moved to Italy where he rode horses in a trading stable in Cervia for two years. Starting in 2011 he joined the stable of the Italian family Valenzano-Menada in San Remo and rode their horses at the top level.
It was during this time that he was given the opportunity to ride on the prestigious Global Champions Tour for over four years with many great results. In 2015 he decided to move to Geneva to start his own business „La Tuilière Competition” together with his partner Charlotte Mordasini, member of the Swedish show jumping team.
In 2017 after two years building a string of horses for the top level, he made it back into the top 80 of the Longines Ranking list and was a regular face on the Irish national team for Nations Cups. He was also reserve rider for the gold medal wining team in the European Championships in Gothenburg and finished the year with a qualification for the FEI World Cup Finals in Paris in April 2018.
Awards and honours:
- The Acadami Rookie of the Year 2017 award by Horse Sport Ireland
- The Gain Nutrition/Irish field Star of the year 2017 award
- 2003 - Team bronze medal at the European Pony Championships
- 2004 - He represented Ireland in the Junior European Championships
- 2005 - Young Rider National champion title
- 2009 - 5th place in the Derby dei Fiori at CSI2* San Remo with Avanna
- 2010 - 4th place CSI2* Grand Prix Pontera with Irma Bella
- 2011 - 3rd place 150 CSI5* GCT Valkenswaard with Loriot
1st place 145 CSI2* San Remo with Par trois
- 2012 - 8th place 160 CSI5* Mechelen with Isco de Amoranda
- 2013 - 4th place in the Land Rover Puissance at CSIO5* Dublin
6th place CSI5* Grand Prix Dublin with Par Trois
4th place 155 CSI5* GCT Lausanne with Isco de Amoranda
- 2014 - 3rd place CSIO5* Nations Cup Lummen
1st place 150 CSIO5* Lummen with Par Trois
2nd place CSI5* Rome Puissance with Loriot
8th place CSI5* Grand Prix Saint Tropez with Isco de Amoranda
- 2015 - 2nd place CSI2* 145 Gorla Minore with Tanita de Galeste
- 2016 - 1st place CSI2* Grand Prix Macon Chaintre with Utchan de Belem
2nd place CSI2* Grand Prix Gorla Minore with Censation du Ry
- 2017 - Part of the Irish Team at the European Championships in Göteborg
WINNER of the CSI5*Longines Grand Prix - Equita Lyon
3rd place CSI5* World Cup Grand Prix Madrid
3rd place CSIO5* Nations Cup Falsterbo
3rd place CSIO5* Nations Cup Madrid
- 2018 - FEI World Cup Finals in Paris
2nd place CSIO5* Nations Cup Samorin
WINNER of the CSIO4* Grand Prix Drammen with Jasco vd Bischop
2nd place CSIO5* Nations Cup Falsterbo
5th place CSIO5* Grand Prix Falsterbo with Jasco vd Bisschop
2nd place CSIO5* GP qualif in Dublin with Jasco Vd Bisschop
Rode for the 1st time the mythic CSI5* Grand Prix of Aachen
Charlotte was born in Geneva on December 31st 1988.
F ollowing in her mother and grandmother’s footsteps she started riding at the age of 5 and fell in love with show jumping competition. She worked her way up on the French national circuit for young riders up to the junior international level. In 2007 she won the bronze medal at the French ladies Championship aged only 19. She also represented France at two Young Rider European Championships in 2008 in Prague and 2009 in Hoofdorp (NED).
In 2012 Charlotte graduated from the Institute of Finance and Management (IFM) in Geneva with a Bachelor degree and two years later completed her Masters degree in International Trade from the Ecole Superieur de Gestion (ESG) in Paris in 2014. During her studies she kept riding at a 3 and 4 star level and decided later to return to her family roots and took the Swedish nationality.
In 2015 she started representing Sweden in competition and thanks to many great results was soon fully part of the Swedish national team. She was given the chance to go to the European Championships in Aachen that same year and the following year was reserve rider at the Olympic Games in Rio. Since 2015 she runs her own business „La Tuilière Competition” with her partner Mark McAuley member of the Irish team.
2017 marked a significant year for Charlotte as she sold her two best horses to the USA : Tiny Toon Semilly and Romane du Theil and in February 2018 gave birth to hers and Marks first child. She began competing again in April 2018 wth a string of younger horses and fully motivated to again represent Sweden at the highest level.
Awards and honours:
- Rising Star 2015 award at the annual riders gala in Stockholm
- 2007 - 3rd place at the French ladies Championships
- 2008 & 2009 - She represented France in the Young Rider European Championships in Praha (2008) and in Hoofddorp (2009)
- 2015 - 3rd place CSIO5* Grand Prix in Falsterbo
- 2016 - 4th place CSIO5* Nations Cup Rotterdam
- 2018 - 3rd place CSI2* Grand Prix Paris with Valentino Tuilière
Member of the Swedish team at the European Championships in Aachen
3rd in the Grand Prix 1.55m annex at the European Championships in Aachen
3rd place CSIO5* Nations Cup Dublin
RIO OLYMPICS Reserve rider for team Sweden
5th place CSI1* Grand Prix Roeser with Foot Loose
6th place CSI1* Grand Prix Knokke with Valentino Tuilière
5th place CSI3* Grand Prix Megève with Valentino Tuilière
3rd place CSI2* Grand Prix Berlin with Valentino Tuilière
8th place CSI2* Grand Prix Chazey with Valentino Tuilière/ul>
Other Team Members
Nico is Charlotte’s mother. She used to be a show jumper as well at a regional level. Like the rest of the family she is a horse lover and is particularly passionate about the breeding. She is in charge of the young horses and is also a part time home rider as well as a show supporter.
Breeding and young horses manager
Loic is Charlotte’s brother and is an experienced show jumper. Although he works on the side he often gives a hand at the stables when Mark and Charlotte are at the show and he regularly competes in classes of 1m35 1m40.
For the past 8 years Christelle has travelled the world with Charlotte and her horses. From the junior classes to Rio Olympic games. She is a master mind organizer and is fully dedicated to her horses.
Charlotte’s Show groom
Mark’s Show groom
Marine came to la Tuilière in April 2018 already rich with experience from grooming at the highest level. We are very happy to be able to benefit from her knowledge and enjoy her sense of humour!
She takes care of the horses and stables and makes sure everything is going well. Multi tasks, she can also ride, and always with a smile!
Home rider / home groom
Aurélie is a very nice rider and is very committed to keep the horses fit and in shape when Charlotte and Mark are at the show so they are ready for the sport from one week to the other.
After many successful years with the Irish national pony team and some Nations Cups wins; at only 19, Tyrone will make full use of his talent to prepare young horses for their future sport career.
Young horse rider
Logistics, Administrative & Communication Manager
In charge of the admin tasks in the stables and the communication for La Tuilière. You will always feel the most welcomed when addressing to her about anything.
Antonio has worked at La Tuilière for more than 30 years and knows every corner like the back of his hand. He is our „Mac Gyver” and can save us from any situation. He his also responsible of Broodmares and foals in spring/summer season.
Pierre comes from the race world and is our „footing expert”. He takes care of the property and puts all his heart to make it look stunning.