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Irish Bred Horse Success


Superb results for Irish-bred Eventing horses on the world stage

Annaghmore Valoner (ISH), bred in Co Offaly by Sinead Healion and ridden by Britain’s Harry Meade, (Photo: 1st class images) Irish-bred Eventing horses enjoyed fantastic success on both sides of the Atlantic at the weekend, with a string of top placings in the UK and Canada. The Emma Phelan-bred Hot Bobo (ISH), ridden by Karl…

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FAREWELL TO ARDCOLUM DUKE – THE COAL MINER’S HORSE

Billy Twomey and Ardcolum Duke (ISH) [TIH] © Susan Finnerty Bred by the Roscommon farmer and coal miner Joe Flynn, he was the horse that won over €250,000 around the globe with Billy Twomey. One of the few fully approved Traditional Irish Horse stallions in the country, Ardcolum Duke is the kind of story that…

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Runner-up finish for Irish Show Jumping team at Italian Nations Cup in Rome

With just over two months to go before the start of the equestrian competitions at the Olympic Games in Paris, Michael Blake’s Irish Show Jumping team have claimed an impressive runner-up finish in today’s (Friday) five-star Italian Nations Cup in Rome. The Rome Nations Cup at the picturesque Piazza di Sienna, is part of the…

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BALMORAL SHOW 2024 – SHOWING REVIEW

Writes Susan Finnerty MADRA RUA OUTFOXES THE COMPETITION Madra Rua, the 2024 Balmoral supreme hunter champion bred by Paul Cleary with Aimee Stunt aboard and Gail Boyd, representing sponsors Creightons. © Susan Finnerty They say that, “After bad luck comes great luck” and for midlands man Paul Cleary, that upturn happened at Balmoral Show as…

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Irish-bred Greenacres Special Cavalier (ISH) wins Badminton Horse Trials as Wexford’s Lucy Latta claims superb runner-up finish

Badminton 2024 champions Greenacres Special Cavalier (ISH), bred in Co Meath by Michael Callery and ridden by Caroline Powell (NZL) (Photo: Irish Eventing Times) Irish horses and riders have enjoyed phenomenal success at the 2024 five-star MARS Badminton Horse Trials, which came to a dramatic conclusion today in the UK.  Greenacres Special Cavalier (ISH), bred in…

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Two Irish in top 5 after thrilling Badminton Cross Country

Lucy Latta with RCA PATRON SAINT (Photo: Irish Eventing Times) Cross Country day at the 2024 Badminton Horse Trials saw a huge shake-up at the top of the leaderboard, with two Irish riders fighting their way into the top five. Wexford’s Lucy Latta, who is competing at Badminton for the very first time, produced the…

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Irish Equestrian Success


Irish Eventing team storm to FEI Nations Cup home win in Millstreet

Irish Team l/r: Ian Cassells, Patrick Whelan, Jenny Kuehnle, (Dag Albert – chef d’équipe) and Robbie Kearns As the countdown continues to the Olympic Games in Paris, the Irish Eventing team have laid down a marker with a hugely impressive victory in this weekend’s Connolly’s RED MILLS sponsored FEI Eventing Nations Cup at Millstreet International…

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Runner-up finish for Irish Show Jumping team at Italian Nations Cup in Rome

With just over two months to go before the start of the equestrian competitions at the Olympic Games in Paris, Michael Blake’s Irish Show Jumping team have claimed an impressive runner-up finish in today’s (Friday) five-star Italian Nations Cup in Rome. The Rome Nations Cup at the picturesque Piazza di Sienna, is part of the…

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Michael Duffy scores another Global Champions Tour podium finish in Shanghai

Galway’s Michael Duffy has continued his superb run in the 2024 Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix, by claiming a third place finish in today’s (Sunday) fourth round of the series at Shanghai in China. Riding the 10-year-old gelding Cantano 32, Duffy was one of seven combinations to make it into the jump-off. Duffy was…

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