Cheltenham 2015 Gets Underway

Written by John Cahill on 10 March 2015

Cheltenham 2015 Gets Underway
The 2015 Cheltenham Festival kicks off today, 10 March, and runs for four days until Friday, 13 March.  During this time over 200,000 people will flood through the gates of Prestbury Park for what is the highlight of the National Hunt Racing Season for many.

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Cobs Letter to Rudolph

Written by Sabrina Barnwell MVB MRCVS on 24 December 2014

Cobs Letter to Rudolph

Dear Rudolph,
Another twelve months has flown by, at least I sent you a thank you card this year! Hope all well in the North Pole, I am sure it is getting busy up there at the moment. How are Blitzens ulcers doing? Hope the HorseCare is helping.

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Blood, Sweat and Speirs

Written by Camilla Speirs on 29 October 2014

Blood, Sweat and Speirs

The 2014 eventing season didn't quite start off as I had hoped it would…. I had taken 6 horses cross country schooling up to Brendan and Sally Coscadden's ‘Grange Farm’ with the intentions of doing some final tuning up so to start the season with a bang. Well it certainly came in with a bang...

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Sam Watson - Ballindenisk

Written by Sam Watson on 15 October 2014

Sam Watson - Ballindenisk

Mixed emotions as we close up shop at the end of another eventing season. I always wish I had more horses, well more good ones anyway! The World Championships for six and seven year old horses takes place in Le Lion d’Anger this week and it’s a shame that for the second year running I don’t…

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Full Fat Please!

Written by Catherine Rudenko on 25 September 2014

Full Fat Please!

Although most of us look for the diet or low calorie options in life we often have the opposite problem for our four legged friends when considering the show ring or maintaining condition throughout the competition season. The tricky part can be that although more is needed the horse is either too sharp for another…

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Camilla Speirs - World Equestrian Games

Written by Camilla Speirs on 17 September 2014

Camilla Speirs - World Equestrian Games

The World Equestrian Games in Normandy covered a vast range of emotions for all riders involved and it sure was one hell of a week! While most riders' journey to WEG started immediately after the Olympic Games in London, for myself and my horse 'Portersize Just A Jiff', that seemed that was where it had ended. 

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Sam Watson - World Equestrian Games

Written by Sam Watson on 10 September 2014

Sam Watson - World Equestrian Games

The Irish Eventing Team achieved its objective at the World Equestrian Games by attaining one of the six coveted qualification slots for the Rio Olympics in 2016. On reflection I’m very proud to be a part of that team, but at the time there was a very odd mixture of emotions in Normandy.

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World Equestrian Games 2014 - Eventing

Written by Thomas Lalor on 02 September 2014

World Equestrian Games 2014 - Eventing

WEG commenced with the Eventing division in the beautiful region of Normandy at Le Pin National Stud on Thursday 28 August, with two days of dressage. After the two days of world class tests it was the German rider Sandra Auffarth the 12 year old Opgun Louvo. Sandra was followed closely by the UK no.1 William Fox-Pitt…

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Nicola FitzGibbon - RDS Review

Written by Nicola FitzGibbon on 19 August 2014

Nicola FitzGibbon - RDS Review

What a super week at the 2014 Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show! This year I competed with just the one horse, an Irish gelding called Shantonagh, who was bred and is currently owned by Dermot Forde. He is a 7 year old gelding by the thoroughbred Power Blade out of the famous mare Diamond…

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