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The next steps in...

Following on from our previous article ‘The question of breeding’ in which our equine veterinary expert Nikki Walshe considered the important question of whether or not you should breed from your mare, in this article Nikki considers the next steps yo...

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The question of breeding...

We just love spring time… the days are getting longer; the grass has started to grow and there’s the impending pitter patter of tiny hooves as new born foals take their first steps in the world, with breeders dreaming of following them on a path to st...

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CONNOLLY’S RED MILLS SUPERLEAGUE...

Eventing Ireland is delighted to announce that Connolly’s RED MILLS will continue to sponsor the SuperLeague for 2017. The Connolly’s RED MILLS SuperLeague encourages the top horse/rider combinations to compete at the highest level and previous winner...

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MARTIN CLUNES STARS IN...

Television star Martin Clunes presents a new documentary show on Horse & Country TV, all about how equine learning can benefit people with special needs. In ‘Martin Clunes: Riding Therapy’, the actor and horse lover heads to the Fortune Centre of ...

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Walk a Mile in...

Costa: The woman has undertaken a crazed new training regime where she appears, frothing at the mouth, four days a week to subject me to a rigorous workout before disappearing. Due to the frenzied speed in which she embarks on these endeavours, I haven’...

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The Key to Equestrian...

By John Haime Sometimes things get fuzzy in sports and a reset is exactly what you need. Very often my phone will ring, or I’ll get an “emergency” text and an athlete client will be in a funk. Their focus unconsciously shifts to the many distraction...

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What does it take...

Did you watch the Olympic Equestrian events last year and wonder how you could become involved? It looks like a wonderful experience, but it’s a long, challenging and expensive road to get close to becoming an Olympic rider. You need to put in 100% dedi...

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If you’re going to...

You may or may not have noticed, but we’ve been a little quieter than usual here at HorsePlay.ie… Unfortunately, I had a wee accident back in the middle of January. And yes, of course it was horse related! It was one of those ‘yeah, I probably shoul...

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Pre-season confessions of an...

It’s February and the start of the eventing season is fast approaching, so: The bank account takes a double whammy and it’s only 1 pay check post-Christmas…..early in February my poor bank account had a rather tough day having paid out double whammy...

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A Definitive Guide to...

Horse race betting is not a complex venture, and if you understand its dynamics, chances are that you’ve managed to beat the odds quite a few times. Not many people have had the privilege of hitting the jackpot through waging in horse racing, perhaps be...