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Poetry in Motion at Connell Hill Dressage Competitions

Poetry in Motion at Connell Hill Dressage Competitions

| January 21, 2015

Riders taking dressage tests at Connell Hill on Sunday 11th January demonstrated control, steady even transitions, balance and suppleness of their horses.  After all Dressage is ‘Flat Work’; developing horse and rider communication skills resulting in a flexible balanced harmonious team therefore an enormous aid for other disciplines.  As the show commenced with the first [...]

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Knockagh View Qualifiers and Events

Knockagh View Qualifiers and Events

| January 21, 2015

Working hunter with qualifiers at Knockagh Knockagh View Equestrian Centre, Greenisland is holding working hunter on Sunday 25th January starting at 10am with horses and 1pm for ponies.  This show hosts qualifiers for the Northern Ireland festival and Equifestival.  For full schedule visit our website www.knockaghviewec.com or contact Ruth on 07732809188. Equestrian car boot sale Knockagh View [...]

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Ardnacashel January Jump Cross Success

Ardnacashel January Jump Cross Success

| January 20, 2015

Saturday 17 January saw the first competition for Ardnacashel Equestrian in 2015! The day got off to a frosty start but after a bit of persuasion the sun showed her face and got the day underway.  The Jump Cross Course was made up of mixture of cross country, show jumps and working hunter fences The competition [...]

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Spectacular victory for Germany’s Dreher and Embassy ll at Leipzig

Spectacular victory for Germany’s Dreher and Embassy ll at Leipzig

| January 20, 2015

Hans-Dieter Dreher and the fabulous stallion, Embassy ll, produced an exhibition of spectacular jumping to win the ninth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ 2014/2015 Western European League series on home ground at Leipzig, Germany today. Written by Louise Parkes The handsome 14-year-old horse was on top form when clinching victory from last-to-go spot in [...]

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Connell Hill Training Show Jumps For Fun

Connell Hill Training Show Jumps For Fun

| January 20, 2015

Winter weather? What winter weather? Snow showers and baltic conditions could not deter equine enthusiasts travel to their number one venue for Connell Hills’ Training Show on Friday night.  Here the first class maintained surface encouraging horses to go forward with confidence allowing them to develop their natural ability.  Cookstown waved goodbye to Kim Moore [...]

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Laurel View Wrap Up Christmas 2014

Laurel View Wrap Up Christmas 2014

| January 19, 2015

The Laurel View Riding School Christmas Show is a very popular annual event. The 2014 show on Saturday 20th December saw ten very enthusiastic teams giving show jumping a go, some for the very first time.   The mulled drinks were flowing and the mince pies nice and warm.  Santa’s little helpers were on hand [...]

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Saintfield Charity Ride Cheque Presentation Evening

Saintfield Charity Ride Cheque Presentation Evening

| January 19, 2015

Saintfield Christmas Charity Santa Ride which took place on Saturday 6th December 2014 raised £2,500. Cheques were presented last Thursday Evening at a Reception in Belfast’s Ramada Hotel. Ride Organiser Joan Cunningham presented a cheque for £1,500 to Doreen McKelvey from Rock Ministries N.I. Trust. The money will be used to help under privileged children in Uganda. A further cheque for [...]

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Lynch Second After Thrilling Finish To Leipzig Championship

Lynch Second After Thrilling Finish To Leipzig Championship

| January 19, 2015

IRELAND’S Denis Lynch and Thomas Straumann’s big-striding bay gelding Abbervail van het Dingeshof left the audience at Leipzig’s five-star show on tenterhooks when they recorded what looked might be the only clear round in the Championat of Leipzig jump-off on Saturday afternoon. One of 17 combinations through to the timed final round from a 52-strong [...]

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Lights Out On Laurel View League

Lights Out On Laurel View League

| January 16, 2015

The very popular Pounds for Points Show Jumping League at Laurel View came to a very abrupt and premature end when the lights went out at the start of the final on 17th December. The 45cm class was nearing completion when the emergency lighting was put to the test, Chloe Baxter and Bruno who were [...]

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The 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival Gets Well Underway

The 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival Gets Well Underway

| January 15, 2015

Written by Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. Wellington, FL – January 14, 2015 – The 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) kicked off its second week of competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, with a win for two-time Olympic gold medalist, McLain Ward (USA), and Double H Farm’s [...]

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Dressage Riders join Team Tredstep

Dressage Riders join Team Tredstep

| January 15, 2015

Tredstep Ireland are delighted to announce new sponsorship of two very talented Irish Dressage Riders, Anne Marie Dunphy and Rachel Dowley. Both of these skilled riders will be joining the Tredstep team of successful sponsored riders. Anne Marie Dunphy is an Irish, International rider and trainer who has represented Ireland since 2001. Based in her [...]

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Irish Racing Shows Growth in Key Areas in 2014

Irish Racing Shows Growth in Key Areas in 2014

| January 15, 2015

Growth in Bloodstock Sales and Exports, Tote Turnover, Attendances and Commercial Sponsorship Ownership and Horses-in-Training Remain a Challenge 2014 was another successful year for the Irish bloodstock industry, with sales of €147.4 million representing double-digit growth for the fourth year in a row, according to Horse Racing Ireland’s (HRI) annual statistics. Other highlights: • Tote [...]

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HSI Stallion Selections 2015

HSI Stallion Selections 2015

| January 14, 2015

Stallion Selections for the Irish Sport Horse Studbook and the Irish Draught Horse Studbook will be held by Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) at Cavan Equestrian Centre commencing on 25th March 2015. New for this year: HSI has provided the option to stallion owners to complete the veterinary phase of the stallion selection process in advance of the [...]

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Eventing Ireland Best 1* and 2* Event

Eventing Ireland Best 1* and 2* Event

| January 14, 2015

It is time to once again for Eventing Ireland members to vote for their favourite 1* and 2* Event of 2014. Members can vote easily online by visiting the Eventing Ireland website or clicking HERE.  Simply log in to vote and vote once per member. Closing date is Friday 30 January and the winners will be [...]

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Winter Working Hunter League Storms Ahead at Gransha

Winter Working Hunter League Storms Ahead at Gransha

| January 13, 2015

Gransha Equestrian Centre has completed the fifth round of its Horse and Pony Winter Working Hunter League sponsored by HorseWorld NI. The events, held over Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th January were well attended, despite the strong winds and chilly conditions. The weekend began with the horse league, judged by Rebecca Horan, with scribe Caitlin [...]

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