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Small scale horse breeding…...

Ireland is full of small scale breeding enthusiasts. With a handful or mares, or perhaps even just one (like myself) such breeders are often driven by lofty dreams and a deep-seated love of their horses. We spoke to one such breeder – John Gavin of Holy...

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Cork man pleads guilty...

On 26th April 2017 in Mallow District Court, Cornelus Guiney with an address at Rockchapel, North Cork, pleaded guilty on two summons for causing unnecessary suffering to a mare caused by a rope embedded in her nose. The case related to a visit made by IS...

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Barry O’Connor on breeding...

Following on from our previous interview with renowned Showjumping producer Barry O’Connor where we discussed the state of the equestrian industry and what needs to be done to make it stronger, we went on to chat with Barry about his thoughts on breedin...

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Movin’ on!

Where did March go? I can’t believe that it’s nearly 6 weeks since I last blogged and a lot has happened…the eventing season is truly in full swing. Having navigated some dressage tests and rounds of jumping at Coilog in less than ideal weat...

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Barry O’Connor – a...

While the name Barry O’Connor would raise blank faces among the general public and may even ring few bells among the broad equestrian population, for those in the know in Showjumping in Ireland (and it would have to be said, globally), the name Barry O...

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Wicklow man pled guilty...

On 11th April 2017 in Bray District Court, Michael Connolly admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a horse on lands beside Tinakilly House, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow. He was ordered to pay €1,000 in costs and a €2,000 donation to the ISPCA. The court he...

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Killossery Lodge Stud –...

Breeding a World Champion is a dream that every horse breeder longs over, but that only a handful can fulfil. Yet this is exactly what Laura Glynn has done. From her family base of Killossery Lodge Stud in North County Dublin – which is also a busy live...

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Grand National Fever Runs...

Excitement surrounding the 2017 Randox Health Grand National Festival, which this year takes place from Thursday, April 6 (Grand Opening Day) through Saturday, April 8 (Grand National Day) is building up, and the event is promising to be amongst the most ...

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The next steps in...

Following on from our previous article ‘The question of breeding’ in which our equine veterinary expert Nikki Walshe considered the important question of whether or not you should breed from your mare, in this article Nikki considers the next steps yo...

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The question of breeding...

We just love spring time… the days are getting longer; the grass has started to grow and there’s the impending pitter patter of tiny hooves as new born foals take their first steps in the world, with breeders dreaming of following them on a path to st...