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Padraig McCarthy and Simon...

Padraig McCarthy is one of life’s great achievers. He finds himself on the eventing high performance squad for Ireland with his eye firmly on getting to the Rio Olympics, and he has travelled a road less ordinary to get there. The 38 year old Tipper...

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Ravensdale SJI Registered Indoor...

80cm Class – double clears: P.Richardson’s Zanadoo (Jane Richardson), R.Kenny’s Lurgan Green (Robert Kenny) and S.Richardson’s Ballinteskin Superstition (Sarah Richardson). 90cm Class –  double clears: M.Barnford’s Riv...

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Developing control and awareness...

Here is an exercise used by a lot of coaches to see what level of control and awareness a rider has when it comes to maintaining a rhythm around a course of fences. It’s very simple to set up and works really well for a horse or rider that rushes to...

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The Irish Society for...

Minister Simon Coveney launches ISPCA’s Strategic Framework 2016 – 2020 The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has today highlighted over 3,000 disturbing incidences of animal cruelty was reported to its helpline in 201...

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Horseware Lukeswell and Sam...

Irish eventer Sam Watson had a remarkable year in 2015. Best known for his solid partnership with the evergreen Horseware Bushman, Sam has carefully built up a team of superb horses since London 2012 and looks set to be a force to be reckoned with in the ...

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BLACKHILL EVENTING IRISH RED...

With kind permission from Louise Halford, Copper Beech Stud will be hosting a charity training clinic on Sunday the 7th of February. The morning sessions will be taken by Whitstone Bedding sponsored 3* international event rider Lindsay Graham. Lindsay has...

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Inflammatory bowel disease in...

Presentation A 3-year-old thoroughbred presented to clinic with a history of progressive weight loss over a short period of time despite a big increase in feed. She had been in preparation for the sales and within a couple of weeks her health started to d...

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Equine Body Condition Score...

Is your horse overweight, underweight, or just about right? Weight loss is a common cause of worry for horse owners. However, significant weight gain should be of similar concern and we are finding all too many horses carrying far too much weight. An ove...

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Cooley Rorkes Drift and...

Jonty Evans is known as one of the nicest men in eventing, and it seems only fitting that he also happens to ride one of the nicest horses in eventing. Cooley Rorkes Drift announced himself in no uncertain terms at the start of 2015 when winning the Aldon...

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Training for the jump...

Riding a winning jump off round is something that takes skill, practice and nerves of steel.  Do you opt for a fast pace and accept that you won’t be quite as fast on the turns, or do you take it a little steadier to allow you to shave off second...