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Site update news...

The Horse and Pony Web Site is in the process of being upgraded.  This willl take place over the next few weeks.

The Horse Directory is online as well as News and Quotes.  Image Galleries will follow.


New "Horse Blog" Section in Horse Directory

Contributed by Jasmine on May 06, 2010 - 12:57 PM

A "blog" (short for weblog) is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. As they have become more popular I have now included a Horse Blog Section in The Horse Directory. If you have a favourite equine blog please submit it for inclusion here Submit a Blog or send me an e-mail to

Sam Watson and Camilla Speirs best of Irish at Badminton

Contributed by Jasmine on May 04, 2010 - 04:02 AM

It was Sam Watson from Carlow riding Horseware Busman who proved the best of the Irish riders when he finished in 13th place, with Kildare's Camilla Speirs on Potersize Just a Jiff in 14th place.

Nine Irish riders to compete at Badminton

Contributed by Jasmine on May 01, 2010 - 10:12 PM

There will be nine Irish riders competing at this weekends Badminton International Horse Trials, Britains largest outdoor equestrian event.

Irish win at the Belgium Nations Cup

Contributed by Jasmine on May 01, 2010 - 09:24 PM

Cheshire-based Cork rider Bill Twomey had a fault free final round on Tinka's Serenade when he recording his third clear round in the battle for first place battle with Australia???s Chris Chugg picked up four faults in Belgium.


New Riding Experience for riders with their horses and ponies in Leinster

Contributed by Jasmine on Feb 09, 2010 - 11:52 AM

The Munny Trail is a new concept for riders and their horses in Leinster . Horses and Ponies can join groups in riding over 600 acres with 56 optional cross country jumps at the weekends.

New Section in The Horse Directory - Stolen & Tracing Horses

Contributed by Jasmine on Dec 20, 2009 - 06:11 PM

There is a new Section in "The Horse Directory", see link above which gives websites which will help those who have their horse stolen or wish to trace previous owners of their horse.

This includes the UK National Equine Database which has information on every horse which has been issued with a UK passport including a lost, stolen & missing horse register. Horse owners from other EU countries can register their horse or pony on this site for ??5.00.

The 2009 Irish Show Jumpers Club???s Awards

Contributed by Jasmine on Dec 18, 2009 - 08:23 PM

Cameron Hanley was awarded Irelands Show Jumper of the Year Award 2009. Cameron recorded a number of wins and top ten places this year throughout Europe and finished fourth at the European Show Jumping Championships at Windsor last August, in addition to representing Ireland in various Nations Cup Team events.

Irish Horse Overpopulation Meeting

Contributed by Jasmine on Oct 19, 2009 - 10:59 AM

There has been a meeting in Ireland of officials to discuss the fears that this winter will see many horses suffering due to the horse overpopulation.

The meeting was between Horse Sport Ireland Chairman, Joe Walsh, and the Minister for Agriculture, Brendan Smith, Irish Horse Welfare Trust???s, Jessica Harrington, Sharon Newsome and Jane Myercough and Barbara Bent representing the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Joe Walsh stated that the large number of horses in Ireland, coupled with the economic downturn could result in problems as winter approaches. He went on to say one of the challenges when dealing with horse issues was that there were so many agencies involved and responsible for implementing the Control of Horses Act and the police being responsible for matters of welfare.

Information Day for aspiring young Irish show jumpers

Contributed by Jasmine on Sep 21, 2009 - 01:06 PM

Horse Sport Ireland and Showjumping Ireland running a joint event, an information day on Tuesday October 27th at the Coilog Equestrian Centre in County Kildare. The course is aimed at Junior and Young Riders who aspire to making future European Teams and a Show Jumping career.

Eddie Macken says "FEI fine unfair"

Contributed by Jasmine on Sep 21, 2009 - 11:36 AM

Veteran Irish show jumper Eddie Macken stated that "I'm quite confused. There has been nothing fair about the way the FEI has treated me." following the FEI tribunal decision to impose a ??1,776 fine for what they described as a ???minor technical violation??? of the rules at this year???s Dublin Horse Show.

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