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East Down Pt to Pt  Horseman’s Evening At The Races 5th June

East Down Pt to Pt Horseman’s Evening At The Races 5th June

| May 27, 2015

East Down Hunt P2P Committee are having a Fundraiser at Downpatrick Race Course on Friday 5th June 2015 with the following itinerary.  If you would like to book a table, please contact Donna on 07802 333813. 3.45pm                       Turnstiles Open.           4.30pm                       Hospitality Suite Opens. 5.30pm approx          Racing Tips from Celebrity Tipster [...]

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Ben Maher Interview on Forthcoming Season and Hopes for Rio

Ben Maher Interview on Forthcoming Season and Hopes for Rio

| May 26, 2015

Ben Maher gives a few minutes of his time while at the Royal Windsor Horse Show to share his hopes for the Season and thoughts about which horses to take to Rio next year.

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Puissance Wall Visits Landmark Locations For Jumping In The City

Puissance Wall Visits Landmark Locations For Jumping In The City

| May 26, 2015

As the countdown continues to The Underwriting Exchange “Jumping In The City” at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Friday June 5th, Cork June 12th and Shelbourne Park June 26th, the Big Red Puissance Wall which horses and riders will jump at all three venues, has been erected in the heart of Limerick City today (Friday) to [...]

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Big ‘Bounty’ Training Show at Connell Hill

Big ‘Bounty’ Training Show at Connell Hill

| May 26, 2015

Connell Hill welcomed a ‘bounty’ of competitors seizing the opportunity of training/schooling at the outdoor Training Show which saw a fine cloudless sky on Friday night.  The top notch spacious arena offers riders extensive area space to encourage and confidence build, not only the young novice horse, but also the rider.  The show got off [...]

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O Brien Claims Galway Qualifier for RED MILLS Final at the RDS

O Brien Claims Galway Qualifier for RED MILLS Final at the RDS

| May 25, 2015

The first RDS qualifier for this year’s Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 year-old international competition at the Dublin Horse Show saw a local winner, with Thomas O Brien winning on home soil at Galway Equestrian Centre with the talented stallion Hector Van D’ Abdijhoeve. The Connaught Bloodstock owned eight-year-old was one of 12 double-clear [...]

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Popular Ulster Schools Derby Competition Date Announced

Popular Ulster Schools Derby Competition Date Announced

| May 25, 2015

Glenlola Collegiate is, once again, pleased to announce the Ulster Schools’ Derby Competition which will be held at Gransha Equestrian Centre, Kerrs Road, Bangor on Thursday 18 June 2015. Open to all full-time students under the age of 19, entries are welcome from primary schools, post-primary schools and further education colleges. Four classes will be [...]

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Workers Show Off For Big Bucks At Omagh Show

Workers Show Off For Big Bucks At Omagh Show

| May 25, 2015

Tyrone farming society are getting ready to pick up the reins for its 175th Annual Omagh Show which will take place on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th July 2015. Over in ring 4 on Friday 3rd July it will host the popular working hunter classes for ponies and horses with a fantastic prize fund of [...]

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O’Meara Wins Midleton Round of Red Mills Munster GP

O’Meara Wins Midleton Round of Red Mills Munster GP

| May 25, 2015

Tipperary’s Liam O Meara scored his third Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league win of the season, taking the fourth leg of the series at Midleton in Co Cork on Sunday and adding to his FBD Speed Series win earlier in the day at the same venue. Written by Brian Hennessy O’Meara had already [...]

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Hadley Wins Ravensdale Round of Pegus Leinster Summer Tour

Hadley Wins Ravensdale Round of Pegus Leinster Summer Tour

| May 25, 2015

Ravensdale in Co Louth hosted the third round of the Pegus Leinster Summer Tour on Saturday, where Galway’s Sven Hadley riding Carla claimed victory in a tough competition that yielded just three double-clear rounds. Hadley has had a busy few months, competing on the sunshine tour in Spain in the early part of the season [...]

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Kennedy and Hanley Placed in Three Star GP Ciekocinko, Poland

Kennedy and Hanley Placed in Three Star GP Ciekocinko, Poland

| May 24, 2015

IRISH riders Paul Kennedy and Cameron Hanley featured among the placings in this afternoon’s (Sunday) 45,000 euro three-star Grand Prix in Ciekocinko, Poland. Kennedy, on Cartown Danger Mouse, was one of only three clears in the opening round from 32 starters, and though he picked up four faults in the second round, his time was [...]

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BEVA Trust Vets Support Horse Charity Projects

BEVA Trust Vets Support Horse Charity Projects

| May 22, 2015

The BEVA Trust joined up with the BHS and SPANA this month to pilot two separate projects to help horse welfare at home and abroad. Seven veterinary volunteers assisted with a UK-based equine castration and microchipping day organised by the BHS, while in Morocco two volunteers provided valuable teaching support for SPANA’s veterinary teams. The [...]

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Barclay Communications’ Gentlemans’ Race Evening

Barclay Communications’ Gentlemans’ Race Evening

| May 21, 2015

Celebrating all gentlemen out there with a flair for fashion – Ladies welcome too! Down Royal and Barclay Communications are excited to launch another first in Irish racing – the Barclay Communications’ Gentlemen’s Race Evening at Down Royal on Friday 29th May. A thrilling all National Hunt card of racing is accompanied by a host of [...]

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Strule Valley Hold Successful Working Hunter Show

Strule Valley Hold Successful Working Hunter Show

| May 21, 2015

  STRULE VALLEY RIDING CLUB, Omagh, Co Tyrone held a working hunter competition recently at Ecclesville, Fintona on a rather wet day; however the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the competitors!  Well done to all. Thanks to Lynn Boggs & husband Tom for judging both the horse & pony classes, Andrew Bogle for building a [...]

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Lissyegan Lui Royale (ISH) takes Cavan leg of Studbook Series

Lissyegan Lui Royale (ISH) takes Cavan leg of Studbook Series

| May 21, 2015

Damian Griffin aboard his homebred mare, Lissyegan Lui Royale (ISH), was victorious in the 7 Year Old Final of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series at Cavan onSunday. It was a good day of showjumping for the Galway native, who earlier in the day took joint first place in the 5 Year Old Final, [...]

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National Grand Prix league rolls on to Ravensdale Lodge

National Grand Prix league rolls on to Ravensdale Lodge

| May 20, 2015

Week ending 17th May, results and report Ravensdale Lodge Equestrian & Event Centre. The National Grand Prix league bandwagon rolls on to Ravensdale Lodge over the course of next weekend from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th May. There are nineteen exciting classes scheduled for the two arenas over the course of the three days with [...]

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