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Eric Smiley Two Day Jumping Clinic

Eric Smiley Two Day Jumping Clinic

| July 23, 2014

‘Clogher Valley Riding Club is excited to be hosting a two day jumping clinic with Eric Smiley! Eric has represented Ireland at two European Championships; gaining team bronze medals, he has competed at three World Equestrian Games and been on four Olympic Teams competing at Barcelona and Atlanta. Eric was the Belgium Olympic Team Eventing Coach in 2012 and is an [...]

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Forpadydeplasterer Wins Down Royal Ridden League

Forpadydeplasterer Wins Down Royal Ridden League

| July 23, 2014

On Sunday 20th July the Down Royal Racecourse played host to the final of the Down Royal Ridden League.  Qualifiers had been held for several weeks at a number of County Shows, bringing together retrained exracehorses from Dublin to North Antrim to compete for the Title Down Royal Ridden Exracehorse champion 2014. The league based [...]

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Peninsula and Racehorse to Riding Horse Raise Croskennan Funds

Peninsula and Racehorse to Riding Horse Raise Croskennan Funds

| July 23, 2014

Penninsula Equestrian centre in Greyabbey are hosting a show on sunday 3rd August to raise funds for Crosskennan in a joint venture with Racehorse to riding horse by kind permission of Marie Rogan. The schedule will be available this week on the peninsula Equestrian Facebook  page. There will be classes for all ridden hunters, racehorses, cobs, [...]

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Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series 7th Leg Results

Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series 7th Leg Results

| July 23, 2014

The seventh leg of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series 2014 took place this weekend at The Meadows, County Armagh. The classes attracted 52 Five Year Olds, 35 Six Year Olds and 14 Seven Year Olds for Saturday’s qualifiers. There was €9,500 in prize money on offer for these young horse classes from Horse Sport Ireland over the two days of [...]

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Squads Announced for Hickstead Nations Cup & Aga Khan

Squads Announced for Hickstead Nations Cup & Aga Khan

| July 23, 2014

HORSE Sport Ireland’s  show jumping team manager Robert Splaine tonight (Tuesday) announced the Irish squad for the Hickstead Nations’ Cup in England on August 1st. The five-strong squad, from which Splaine will select his team of four prior to the Nations’ Cup is, in alphabetical order: Bertram Allen/Molly Malone V Shane Breen/Golden Hawk Cameron Hanley/Antello [...]

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Finals Approach for Ravensdale Lodge

Finals Approach for Ravensdale Lodge

| July 22, 2014

Week ending 20th July 2014, results Ravensdale Lodge Equestrian & Event Centre. Sure as one run of shows comes to an end  another is been scheduled to keep competitors happy at Ravensdale Lodge. This coming week sees the final of all spring / summer leagues which commenced at the end of April with five finals [...]

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Mini League Show Jumping Success at Mill Yard Equestrian Centre

Mini League Show Jumping Success at Mill Yard Equestrian Centre

| July 22, 2014

The Mini League Showjumping at Mill Yard Equestrian Centre, Anahilt, Hillsborough, continued with a lovely couple of nights on Fridays 4th and 18th July It will continue on Friday evenings throughout July and August, starting at 6pm sharp with cross poles followed by the 50cm, 60, 70 and 80cm League classes, then 90cm and 1m for anyone [...]

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Final Approaches for Strule Valley

Final Approaches for Strule Valley

| July 21, 2014

STRULE VALLEY RIDING CLUB, Omagh, Co Tyrone held a very successful 3rd week of their showjumping league at Ecclesville, Fintona.  Jumping continued to 10.30 pm with over 70 entries.  The Club were delighted to welcome their regular competitors as well as some new faces to the league. Thanks to Raymond Caldwell for building a nice flowing course, Sandra [...]

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Great pairings at Laurel View Dressage

Great pairings at Laurel View Dressage

| July 21, 2014

The 13th July proved to be a lovely day for the third leg of the Laurel View Summer Dressage League, with entries from the extremities of Ulster.   After Ivor Harpers Intro B Test results were announced, to say that Diane Jones was delighted would be an understatement when she and JJ won first place [...]

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Caspian Wins Seven Year Old ISH Studbook Class

Caspian Wins Seven Year Old ISH Studbook Class

| July 21, 2014

FORMER World Champion Dermott Lennon and Caspian (ISH) won the latest leg of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Show Jumping Series at The Meadows in Armagh today (Sunday). Caspian is a 2007 gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of Thirza (KWPN), by Burggraaf (HOLST) The breeder is Andries de Bont of Cork, while the owner [...]

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Connell Hill Gears up For Grand Prix next Sunday

Connell Hill Gears up For Grand Prix next Sunday

| July 21, 2014

Competitors arrived at Connell Hill for the seventh week of the SJI Summer Horse League, with only one week remaining before the grand finale on Thursday 31st July.  This league is attracting huge support as the atmosphere is not only friendly and welcoming but the well designed tracks, by Mr Will Crean, are assembled in [...]

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A ‘Snippet of Candy’ for Training at Connell Hill

A ‘Snippet of Candy’ for Training at Connell Hill

| July 21, 2014

Connell Hill opened their ‘gates’ to competitors arriving at the weekly Friday night Training Show.  This show is designed to do exactly that ‘TRAIN’.  Competitors are welcomed to attend to brush up on riding skills, technique, school horses and indeed introduce the novice to the world of show jumping.  This is the ideal venue for [...]

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Castlewellan Show 2014

Castlewellan Show 2014

| July 19, 2014

MINIATURE HORSES Class AB – Yearling Filly, Colt or Gelding, 32” – not expected to exceed 34” at maturity. 3 Noelle McCusker & Summerose Eastern Cowboy Class AC – Two year old Filly, Colt or Gelding, 33” – not expected to exceed 34” at maturity. 4 Sandra Sloan & Stoneyglen Angel 5 Emma McDowell & [...]

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Castlewellan Show Preview

Castlewellan Show Preview

| July 17, 2014

As the countdown nears zero, competitors are completing their final preparations ahead of saturday’s showing, working hunter and show jumping classes at Castlewellan Show. One well known breeder, owner and producer is Desmond Gibson of Dromara who had perhaps the most successful day of all competitors at last years Castlewellan show.   His broodmare Ballycapple Blackbird [...]

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FEI World CupTM Finals All-Session Tickets Now Available to the Public!

FEI World CupTM Finals All-Session Tickets Now Available to the Public!

| July 17, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada – July 16, 2014 – Tickets for the 2015 FEI World CupTM Finals in Las Vegas are now on sale to the general public. The FEI World CupTM Finals return to Las Vegas, April 15-19, 2015, marking the Finals’ first time in the U.S. since 2009. The Thomas & Mack Center will [...]

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