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Irish eventing gets new high performance manager

Contributed by Jasmine on Jan 30, 2013 - 01:56 PM

Nick Turner, a former event rider and showjumper, who managed the Brazilian eventing team from 2008 to 2012 takes over from Ginny Elliot.

Ireland gets new equine TV channel

Contributed by Jasmine on Jan 18, 2013 - 12:36 AM

On February 5 2013 Irish Horse TV is being launced. It is to be a channel dedicated to horse sport and racing in Ireland. The first of it's kind it will combine flat and jump racing, excluding live racing and also show jumping, dressage, eventing and other equestrian pursuits. The aim is to reinforce Ireland's image as the "Land of the Horse"

ISPCA Launch their second annual Hay Drive

Contributed by Jasmine on Jan 13, 2013 - 05:20 PM

The ISPCA have launched their second annual Hay Drive which calls for support from the public to help the ISPCA feed, care for and rehome the horses, ponies and foals in their care

Meath Foxhounds go Side Saddle

Contributed by Jasmine on Jan 12, 2013 - 02:02 PM

Meath Foxhounds second side saddle meet is scheduled to take place on 19th January 2013. It is expected that up to 60 riders from England, Europe and the USA are planning to travel to County Meath to take part in this event.

French Influenza Outbreak Traced to Irish Horse Sales

Contributed by Jasmine on Nov 18, 2012 - 11:10 AM

The Equine influenza virus which has been spread to several European countries has been traced to Irish horse sales held during October in Ireland.

Burghley Horse Trials available to watch online

Contributed by Jasmine on Aug 29, 2012 - 10:25 PM

Burghley TV offer a 'Free To View' which is available from Thursday 30th August until Sunday 30th September 2012.

Visit to view each individual dressage, cross-country and showjumping performance through the free to view ǽ?????video on demandǽ????? service.

Denis Lynch has bought top show jumper Wonderboy III

Contributed by Jasmine on Aug 26, 2012 - 01:10 AM

Wonderboy III, ridden by Syrian show jumper Ahmad Saber Hamcho, has been bought by Irelandǽ??????s Denis Lynch. Denis has done a part-exchange with his nine year old talented stallion Contifex.

Denis expressed regret at parting with Contifex, but said ǽ?????thatǽ??????s the nature of the businessǽ????? Wonderboy is the 13 year old son of Flamenco De Similly. He was ridden by British show jumper Ben Maher until 2010. They won the Zurich five-star Rolex Grand Prix before he went to the Syrian show jumper.

First and Second place for Irish duo in punishing Mongol Derby.

Contributed by Jasmine on Aug 26, 2012 - 12:48 AM

Irishman Donal Fahy won Mongol Derby, where competitors use a string of horses in the 1000 kilometre horse race. In second place came Irelands Richie Killoran. It was billed as the worldǽ??????s longest and toughest horse race

Fahy said after his win ǽ?????Not only is this the toughest horse race in the world, itǽ??????s the toughest thing Iǽ??????ve ever done. The whole mental side, to keep pushing on and pushing on.

Third place again for Blue Loyd and Oǽ??????Connor

Contributed by Jasmine on Aug 20, 2012 - 02:25 AM

Olympic Bronze Medallist Cian Oǽ??????Connor brought his Olympic horse Blue Loyd out for Sunday nightǽ??????s Longines Grand Prix climax to the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, and took home ǽ?????30,000 for third place. Irish riders also claimed four other places in the top ten.

Ireland's young riders win gold at European Jumping in Austria

Contributed by Jasmine on Aug 20, 2012 - 02:17 AM

Ireland's Junior Show Jumpers Bertram Allen, Shannon McKenzie, Max Oǽ??????Reilly Hyland and Sven Hadley won Gold at the European Championships in Austria beating over 20 nations.

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