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Horse Riding Clinic with James Shaw.

Contributed by Guest on Sep 02, 2009 - 09:21 AM

James Shaw,author of "Ride from Within" and a renowned Californian Tai Chi instructor who specialises in training equestrians to ???ride from within??? will be holding a set of Day clinics at Ballinclea House, Donard Co.Wicklow on the weekend of October 3 and 4.

Irish eventing competitor Ian Olding dies

Contributed by Jasmine on Apr 27, 2009 - 02:11 PM

Irish eventing competitor Ian Olding from County Antrim died following a fall during an the British national class at the one-day event held at Belton Park in Lincolnshire last Sunday (26th April 2009)

ISPCA - Positive Horsemanship Courses

Contributed by Jasmine on Apr 27, 2009 - 01:37 PM

The Irish Society for the Protection of Animals have announced a series of horsemanship courses to be held during the end of April and May 2009.

The courses are to be held in County Cork, Longford and Roscommon.

Carriage driving now formal section of Horse Sport Ireland

Contributed by Jasmine on Apr 05, 2009 - 04:48 PM

The National governing body for equestrian sport, Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) now has the responsibility for carriage driving in both the Republic and Northern Ireland.

New warmblood Studbook for Ireland

Contributed by Jasmine on Apr 02, 2009 - 06:28 PM

A new horse registration body in Ireland will operate the country's warmblood studbook. This action has ended the monopoly on sport horse breeding previously carried out by the Irish Horse Board/Horse Sport Ireland.

Patrick Hester and the Young Breeders movement in Ireland

Contributed by Chris on Mar 16, 2009 - 01:52 PM

Based in Roscommon, Patrick Hester is actively engaged in the development of quality Sport Horse Breeding. Having represented Ireland at the International Young Breeders competition in Denmark in 2005, he is very enthusiastic about breeding and says the competition is the ideal way for the Irish sport horse studbook to produce focused breeders in a systematic way.

"Our riders at the top of the sport need breeders at the bottom to produce animals with Olympic potential," he insists.

Irish Horse Welfare Trust - Internet Auction - Donations Needed

Contributed by Jasmine on Feb 12, 2009 - 06:25 PM

The charity which are currently caring for over 50 equines are calling on all horse loving individuals and bodies within all sectors of the horse industry to get involved and donate items.

Rescue package for Tattersalls Ireland International Horse Trials

Contributed by Jasmine on Feb 11, 2009 - 11:26 AM

The dramatic downturn in bloodstock sales at the end of last year looked likely to threaten the holding of this year???s event.

Recession causes Coolmore Stud to cut prices

Contributed by Jasmine on Feb 10, 2009 - 06:20 PM

Coolmore Stud are having to slash the stud fees for their stallions as yet another area of the horse market is hit by the affects of the recession.

Breeders welcome study on Irish Draught Horse

Contributed by Jasmine on Jan 19, 2009 - 09:19 PM

The RDS as part of its support of the breed have commissioned a study in an effort to preserve the future of Ireland???s only native horse breed the Irish draught.

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