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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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Splaine Announces Irish Team for Tonight’s Aachen Nations Cup

Splaine Announces Irish Team for Tonight’s Aachen Nations Cup

| July 17, 2014

IRISH show jumping manager Robert Splaine this morning (Thursday) announced his team for the Aachen Nations’ Cup in Germany, which takes place at 6.30pm today. Ireland is drawn second to compete of eight teams, and will jump in the following order: Darragh Kenny/Imothep Shane Breen/Golden Hawk Cameron Hanley/Living the Dream Denis Lynch/All Inclusive NRW Splaine [...]

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The Sun Reigns at Connell Hill’s SJI Horse Show

The Sun Reigns at Connell Hill’s SJI Horse Show

| July 17, 2014

The Summer SJI Horse League at Connell Hill is certainly attracting huge competition as horse boxes and lorries filed into the parking lots with riders eager to jump courses from 80 cm to 1.30 m.  The tracks designed by Mr Will Crean, who with immense thought to design and detail, left no margin for error [...]

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Wednesday Results for National Balmoral Championships

Wednesday Results for National Balmoral Championships

| July 16, 2014

Arena 1 Pony Championship 128cm Pony League Championship 1st, Thistletown Dinny, Jemma Heffron, Heffron Equine 2nd, Vladimir Senan, Reape, J Reape 3rd, Bonny Be Good, Conor Harris, Anne Torrens 4th, Lightning Jack, Marta Bravo Hughes, M. Hughes 5th One More, Poppy Moore, M Moore 6th, Master Valentine, Alex McMaster, Nigel McMaster Pony Championships 128cm. 0.85cm. [...]

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Tuesday Results at National Balmoral Championships

Tuesday Results at National Balmoral Championships

| July 15, 2014

To keep up to date with the latest results and photographs at Balmoral, visit and ‘like’ our Facebook Page 5 year old class at National Balmoral Championships sponsored by Jim Derwin Horse Sales 1st Philip McGuane riding LVS Wizard owned by B O’Connor 2nd Stacey Babes riding Little Beach owned by K Gallagher 3rd Declan [...]

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National Balmoral Championships Running Orders Wed 15th July

National Balmoral Championships Running Orders Wed 15th July

| July 15, 2014

Further running orders will be added as the results from qualifying competitions complete. Please note: Can any qualified combinations that do  not intend to compete please contact Colleen, so that a reserve can be slotted in.   28th National Balmoral Championships 13th – 16th July, 2014 Supported by:    LISBURN  CITY  COUNCIL Comp. No. 36 Arena  [...]

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National Balmoral Championships Running Orders Tues 15th July

National Balmoral Championships Running Orders Tues 15th July

| July 14, 2014

28th National Balmoral Championships   13th – 16th July, 2014   Supported by:    LISBURN  CITY  COUNCIL Comp. No. 16 Arena 1 (Ponies)   Tuesday, 15th July, 2014 Start Time: 9.00 am Event Name  –   Under 8 National Discovery League           Drawn  Order Running Order Horse No. Horse Name Rider 1st [...]

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