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Award Winning Tattersalls International...

Box Office for Tatts 2016 is Now Open 1st – 5th June 2016 The box office is now open for the 2016 Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair in Association with Horse Sport Ireland. With up to 20% off tickets booked online this is a great v...

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Training the Grand Prix...

Fabio is a 17.3hh, 9yr old dark bay gelding we are training towards Grand Prix Dressage. We purchased him as a 4yr old from a family friend. What I initially loved about Fabio was his super walk and canter. His trot, although not big and flashy, has a ver...

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Autumn/Winter League Finals at...

With competitors in mind Ravensdale Lodge took the decision to hold the scheduled league finals last week, bringing their 2015 show jumping calendar and a difficult year to a close. Thursday saw the finals of the Autumn/Winter indoor SJI registered league...

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Dream Big this Christmas…

It is almost impossible to believe that there are just 2 weeks to Christmas eve. If you haven’t already, now’s the time to start writing your list for Santa – after all, he might need to organise a bigger sleigh…… First things first...

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Laminitis – what is...

Laminitis is a devastating disease of the hoof that can result in the end of the horse’s athletic career, or worse still euthanasia. It is one of the most common causes of death in the horse – second only to colic. In this article, our veterinary ...

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A Formula for Success

I love buying horses. It’s like a drug addiction, only controlled by my lack of facilities and my husband guarding the credit card. I’m not really sure what it is that I’m so addicted to – lets be real, each new horse is more work,...

Niall Connolly of Ravensdale...

It was with terrible sadness that I heard late yesterday of the untimely death of Niall Connolly, the man behind the wonderful venue of Ravensdale Lodge, just outside Dundalk, Co. Louth. Niall was a true gentleman, dedicated to his family, his friends and...

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No rest for the...

All the horses are back in work again after their breaks. With the weather being so mild some of them are having their second clip already! We are really lucky to have Clippers Ireland as one of our sponsors, so we have no shortage of sets of clippers in ...

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Joseph Murphy Cross Country...

Joseph Murphy – Eventing Ireland’s leading rider for the last 3 years running and one of our fantastic HorsePlay bloggers – will continue his series of weekend Cross Country / Jumping clinics in December at his yard in Co Down. The dat...