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Simpson is superb in...

Ireland’s David Simpson claimed the Templant Events Queen Elizabeth II Cup today at Hickstead. Saturday’s feature class at the Longines Royal International Horse Show, the Queen’s Cup is only open to the highest-ranked national riders. Previousl...

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Elizabeth powers to victory...

Ireland’s Elizabeth Power enjoyed a well-deserved win in the Amlin Plus Eventers’ Challenge today at the Longines Royal International Horse Show. Riding Doonaveeragh O One, Esib produced the fastest of only two clear rounds to take the £3,000 first p...

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Ballindenisk to host ISH...

The ISH Studbook Young Horse Eventing Championship will take place at Ballindenisk on Wednesday 14 September 2016, prior to the start of the International.  The aim of the Championship is to identify, evaluate and reward owners of young horses that are c...

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Joseph Murphy on not...

Horseplay.ie asked me about my plans for the remainder of 2016 now that Rio was no longer featuring and if I was disappointed about getting the call up.  There has been a lot of adverse publicity about Rio Olympics; this was never a concern for me. Peop...

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Give it SOCKs !

At the young age of 28 Cheval Riding Club’s Jane Keating was diagnosis with ovarian cancer.  The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often vague and can go undetected. Therefore, it is often referred to as the ‘silent killer’.  Jane was determined to i...

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Carriage Driving – what...

In her previous blog, our Carriage Driving expert – Emma Golding – talked about her path into carriage driving. In this one she gives us some more insights into what the sport is all about and what she loves about it. After having read this, it’...

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Updating your Human

  I have learned over time that the human is a simple creature, easy to anger and easy to please. They are largely predictable and can become habitual in their demeanour. For the enterprising equine, this can cause daily life to become somewhat humdr...

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Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony...

Christa Dillon’s BLACKHILL EVENTING Presents – A fundraiser for Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony. The entire equestrian community has been simultaneously saddened and inspired by event rider Hannah Francis and her mascot, Willberry. Hanna...

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Sam Watson claims the...

Sam Watson (pictured above) emerged victorious in the feature class at the Fernhill Sport Horses Kilguilkey International Horse Trials in Co. Cork today following the conclusion of the Haygain CIC***. The leader since the dressage phase, the Carlow-based...

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Kilguilkey House International –...

  Sam Watson heads the Haygain CIC*** leaderboard at the Fernhill Sport Horses Kilguilkey International Horse Trials following the conclusion of the first two phases today. A flawless performance in the dressage and showjumping arenas put the Carlow-...