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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...

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Keeping Your Kids Safe...

Teaching a child to be kind and respectful of all animals is an essential part of parenting. Normal child behaviours like running around and screaming can be confusing to animals, so to enjoy time with a four-legged friend, they need to understand how to ...

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3 Day Camp at...

Wed 22nd, Thur 23rd and 24th Fri February.   10.30 am – 2pm. 1 day camp €35 or €90 for 3 days.   All levels welcome.  Sibling Discounts available.  Booking deposit €50 needed by Sat 18th February. Midterm Pony Camp Wed 22nd Feb to Fri 24th Pon...

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Eventing Ireland Pushes Forward...

In 2016, Eventing Ireland became the first nation worldwide to use the ERQI (EquiRatings Quality Index) system – the cross-country risk analysis indictors developed by Equestrian data science company EquiRatings. The ERQI system provided traffic light i...

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Why take up Horse...

January is upon us again. It is a time for resolutions, for planning and for many it is a time for self-improvement. We hear so much in the media and from the world health organisation about the National obesity problem and about the need to help people t...

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Festival Fever is on...

As the cold of winter sets in, all of the pieces are moving and forming into the picture that will become the 2017 Cheltenham Festival in a couple of months time. The Christmas period always provides a whole bunch of insights and clues as to the likely co...

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Davina Gray – eventing...

It’s 5.45am and as the alarm goes I can hear the wind howling and it’s pitch dark outside.  I am  fighting the urge to hit snooze, but Tyrella is in 2 weeks time and the pony needs to be exercised! Welcome to the world of an amateur eventer! So,...

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WHEN TO SAY NO?

I recently read a really good article about training young horses. The author was discussing the Importance of not ‘kicking the can down the road’ when you run into difficulties with your horse. The main theme of the article was that avoidance...

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Horses, punishment and New...

New Years resolutions. Is there a need? Life is punishing enough without willfully torturing yourself in the spirit of ‘new beginnings’. Anyway, everyone else is at it so we had better take a look. Resolve is an excellent quality. Being able t...

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Preparing for success –...

Off-season for eventers can seem to last a lifetime but then all of a sudden, the first event is upon us and we find ourselves wondering what we really achieved over the winter months. For me, it’s important that I plan my winter training like I wou...