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Horsing Around: Hobby Riding...

The annual cost of horse ownership is upwards of €25,000.  If horse riding is a hobby you want to pursue, but you don’t think you have the budget, read on to find out how you can maximise your horse time and minimise the impact on your ...

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History Beckons for Irish...

When the initial 112 entries for the Grand National were announced back in January, a record 47 entries hailed from Ireland, with almost half of that number hailing from Gordon Elliott’s yard. As we approach the big race, which will go off at 17.15pm on...

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5 Expert Tips for...

In Ireland, the equine industry is valued at 1.3 billion dollars and employs 85, 000 full-time workers. The Irish love their horses and embrace the pleasures of horseback riding. If you’re in Ireland and want to video yourself riding your horse, you s...

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Horse Allergies Don’t Need...

Allergies come from a range of sources and in Ireland – up to 24% of people have a diagnosed allergy. Unfortunately, horse hair can often be one of the strongest transmitters of allergens like tree pollen, meaning that many people’s allergies...

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Looking at the Best...

In 2018, Gordon Elliott’s Irish yard Tiger Roll won the Grand National following a taxing finish, and there’s every reason to believe they could make it a three-time win this year too. But there are other Irish horses competing this year that could ta...

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Willie Mullins Has Some...

Sometimes being a racehorse trainer is not just about what you do in the yard, but the decisions that you make about when and where to use your best assets. For Willie Mullins, arguably Ireland’s most celebrated jumps horse trainer, there is a lot to th...

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Vet receives award for...

Last week BEVA announced that their prestigious 2018 Sam Hignett award has been given for research into a novel treatment for equine Cushing’s disease, also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction. The award, made for the best clinical research p...

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A Grand Day Out...

Record Crowds at Dowth Point to Point and Country Fair The 2018 Dowth Point to Point and Country Fair took place on Sunday 28th October, drawing record crowds of over 6,500 to County Meath for the annual day of racing, food and family fun. Organised and s...

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ISPCA tips to protect...

While most of us might enjoy the spooks and sweets to Halloween, for our pets and wildlife this time of year can be nothing less than frightful. The ISPCA reminds people as we approach Halloween to be aware of the dangers the holiday poses to their pets, ...