The RDS Dublin Horse Show - Day 2

Written by Fiona Molloy on 08 August 2014

The RDS Dublin Horse Show - Day 2

It’s Aga Khan Day here at the Dublin Horse Show and the crowds have been flocking in since early this morning. There’s a full programme of competitions and events, but all eyes will be watching the Nations Cup which starts at 3pm in the Main Arena. Ireland are in a relegation battle and the squad…

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Connolly's RED MILLS at The RDS Dublin Horse Show

Written by Fiona Molloy on 07 August 2014

Connolly's RED MILLS at The RDS Dublin Horse Show

Another year of anticipation and preparation has led us all to the Dublin Horse Show. This year’s event has a jam-packed schedule and the sun shone on Day One. Everyone is now hoping that it will continue for the remainder of the week. This year’s show is exciting for the RED MILLS Team, not only because of the top

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Sam Watson - Camphire

Written by Sam Watson on 05 August 2014

Sam Watson - Camphire

Who knew that so much could happen in just one week?! Incredible highs and some very testing lows. The main event was of course the addition of young Toby to Team Watson. He was born 10 hours after his older brother’s (Archie) first birthday, so we narrowly avoided the tag of ‘Irish twins’. 

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Identifying Quality Hay

Written by Nia O'Malley on 29 July 2014

Identifying Quality Hay

It’s been a fantastic summer and the best of hay has been made so there should be no trouble in sourcing good quality forage this year for the winter months. Here are a few tips on identifying quality forage. The quality of forage varies considerably, ie its nutritional value. Understanding the factors responsible…

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Copper Crazy

Written by Catherine Rudenko on 22 July 2014

Copper Crazy

Copper is a very important mineral in the horse and perhaps best known for its ability to give a horses coat and skin a really deep healthy shine. But it’s not just a beauty treatment, copper is also important for bone collagen, moving iron stores around the body and elastin synthesis.

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Emily Clarke - Hopetoun CIC*

Written by Connolly's RED MILLS on 08 July 2014

Emily Clarke - Hopetoun CIC*

On Thursday 26th, the lorry was ready to go on our slightly crazy trip to Scotland with Noddy for the CIC* at Hopetoun. Noddy is a homebred 6yo out of my 14h pony by Weston Justice. All was not well on Wednesday though as the trip was put in serious doubt when I came down…

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Sabrina Relives the Hickstead Derby

Written by Sabrina Barnwell MVB MRCVS on 02 July 2014

Sabrina Relives the Hickstead Derby

All the RED MILLS Ambassadors were busy at the weekend but the greatest hive of activity was The All-England Jumping course at Hickstead. Sunday was Hickstead derby day… the infamous track that hasn't changed since Dougie Bunn built it in 1962. Successful national hunt jockey…

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Frollicking Foals

Written by Catherine Rudenko on 24 June 2014

Frollicking Foals

It’s that lovely time of year when most mares have foaled and the new arrivals are out and about enjoying the sunshine. Foals are a pleasure to have and the first few months of life are key to a sound start in terms of muscular and skeletal development. The weather over the winter was unusually…

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Jockeys Risk of Osteoporosis

Written by Alexandra Dobbs on 21 June 2014

Jockeys Risk of Osteoporosis

All athletes, not just jockeys, have to ensure adequate calcium intake. Why? Most processes in life are acid forming, exercise very much so. The body has mechanisms to deal with this acidity to restore balance. Minerals are great buffers, chiefly calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium.

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Sensational Shanghai GCT

Written by Sabrina Barnwell MVB MRCVS on 17 June 2014

Sensational Shanghai GCT

While mere mortals such as I have been enjoying the rarity that is an Irish sun, the glitterati of the RED MILLS Showjumping Ambassadors have been globe-trotting around the world. The first ever international equestrian competition in China was the Longines GCT in Shanghai. 

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