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Top 6 Horsey ideas...

Whether you’re a Christmas fanatic or have a bit of the ‘bah-humbugs’ about you, there’s no escaping the fact that the ‘Christmas season’ seems to get earlier and earlier each year and is now most certainly ‘upon us’! This extended Christm...

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Week ending 29th November...

With two weeks remaining of the 2015 season at Ravensdale Lodge, show organisers are putting the finishing touches to the new season schedules and the final show of the year, the annual “Bumper” Christmas show which will be held on Sunday 27th...

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An excercise using transitions...

The last exercise – ‘improving the jumping canter’ – gave the rider a way to achieve the balance and feel for the proper stride patterns required for jumping a track of fences. As you know, the canter is king to perform these kind of exercises...

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Week ending 22nd November...

With only three weeks of their current autumn / winter run remaining, show organisers at Ravensdale Lodge are putting the finishing touches to next year’s opening winter / spring season schedule.  The year has flown by and thoughts are now focusing...

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Meet Camilla Speirs

At just 25 years of age, Camilla Speirs has already achieved more than many professional event riders achieve in their entire careers. The result of 25 years of talent and hard work, Camilla’s incredible list of achievements to date includes 6 European ...

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Trying to survive the...

The Irish weather is a thing of legend worldwide. Along with the stereotype of always being drunk, we are apparently also always getting rained on. It rains many more days than I am drunk, that much I do know… After an unseasonably dry and warm Octo...

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Donegal man convicted of...

A Donegal man was convicted of animal cruelty at Letterkenny District Court on 16th November 2015 after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to eleven horses. Adrian Browne, aged 44 and with an address at 15 Newbrook Court, Letterkenny, was fi...

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4 more ways to...

Following on from our previous article on ‘soundness‘, our equine rehabilitation specialist Catherine McCourt discusses 4 more ways to know if your horse isn’t sound. Unusual stable behaviours If your horse stops hanging his head over ...

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Clipping horses

Anyone who keeps a horse through the winter months will be aware of the monstrously hairy coat that our four-legged friend develops at this time. Nature has provided horses with the means to keep themselves cosy through our harsh winter climate and if all...