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Newry Hunt Fundraises for Marie Curie

Last year, Newry Hunt hosted, with the help of Scarvagh House, a fundraising donkey derby for Marie Curie in Northern Ireland.

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Sharon Watters and Ricardo come top of Class 2 riding Prelim 2. Pictures by Equi-Tog

Dressage continues at Laurel View

The winter is rolling on and so is the Laurel View Winter Dressage League. The fourth leg of the league is on the calendar for 26th February, so before more winners earn their rosettes here are the worthy rosette recipients from the previous two competitions.

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Charlotte Dixon riding Prestige in the 1.20m

Ella enjoys sweet victory in Baileys Horse Feeds Flexi Eventing

It was the turn of Co Down eventer, Ella Boyle to shine at the latest leg of the Baileys Horse Feeds Flexi Eventing at The Meadows.

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Saintfield Christmas charity ride Organiser Joan Cunningham presents a cheque to Valerie Morrison (PDSA) in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Belfast last Thursday evening, also in the picture are from left Lorraine Johnston and Vi Patterson

Santa charity ride cheque presentation

Saintfield Christmas charity ride organiser Joan Cunningham presented cheques to various charities at a reception in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast last Thursday evening.

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Safety initiatives to be pushed forward

Safety initiatives to be pushed forward

In 2016, Eventing Ireland became the first nation worldwide to use the ERQI (EquiRatings Quality Index) system – the cross-country risk analysis indictors developed by Equestrian data science company EquiRatings.

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Tommy and Joan McClelland and guests

Tynan and Armagh Hunt Ball

Tynan and Armagh Hunt Club held their annual Hunt Ball on Saturday 4th February in Armagh City Hotel.

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International rider Sir Mark Todd

Top tips for getting your horse competition ready

As the early nights begin to arrive it’s time to think about getting your horse ready to begin the season. With much to consider, Keyflow have asked international rider Sir Mark Todd to put together his top tips for getting your horse competition ready.

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Hannah Blakely Riding Pleasant surprise, placed 2nd in the Novice Class

A clean sweep for Nicky

Saturday was certainly a day that will be etched in the memory of Ballymena competitor, Nicky Nesbitt, who took the top two Intermediate placings at the Baileys Horse Feeds Flexi Eventing.

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Ryan Hunter riding Fivona G, clear in the 1.20m

Emmalee and Ice Man make fine comeback in Bailey Flexi-Eventing

Once again the Meadows Equestrian Centre enjoyed a sunny but cold day for Round Three of the Baileys Horse Feeds Flexi Eventing League.

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Fergie Bingham

Irish Hackney Horse Society show

On Tuesday, January 24, the show committee of the Irish Hackney Horse Society held a meeting at the home of newly-appointed chairman Brian Steward to organise the annual show.

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Double clears in X-pole class

Packed schedule of events at Mossvale

Mossvale Riding Club has been having a busy time lately with a Jumpmix on a Thursday evening, pony jumping every Friday from 7pm and Working Hunter training on a Saturday.

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Winner of the 90cm class Laura Fekkes, pictured with runner up Carly Douglas and Eric Pele

Cross country beats the weather at Lisbane Farm

Saturday, February 4, was a real test of the all weather cross country at Lisbane Farm.

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Leo Powell, Managing Editor, The Irish Field, with the Careers Discussion Panel at CAFRE Enniskillen Campus. Left to Right, Michael Halford (Racehorse Trainer), Susan Spratt (British Horse Society National Manager), David Verdon (Enniskillen Graduate employed at Rangers Lodge), Tara Armstrong (Enniskillen Graduate employed at Leopardstown Racecourse) and Amy McGarvey (Enniskillen Graduate Intern employed at Horse Sport Ireland).

CAFRE Enniskillen Campus hosts inspiring careers day

Equine students welcomed over 70 industry representatives from a wide range of equine businesses to their annual Careers and Bursary Presentations Event at Enniskillen Campus, writes Rachel Annan, Equine Technologist, CAFRE

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Showjumping league gets underway at Ecclesville

Showjumping league gets underway at Ecclesville

Ecclesville Centre, Fintona, commenced the first of five Showjumping Leagues for 2017 last Friday evening and the organisers were delighted to welcome back many familiar faces.

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First year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management students with their painted horse showing what students have learnt during their Animal Biology class at the recent Family Morning at Enniskillen Campus.

Family morning at CAFRE Enniskillen

Parents and guardians of the Level 3 Year 1 Extended Diploma in Horse Management students were recently invited to Enniskillen Campus for an update on the progression of individual students.

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Albert Clyde BEM - Coleraine Group

RDA volunteers recognised for their services with honours

Here, at the Riding for the Disabled Association Northern Ireland, we know that we would be lost without our volunteers.

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Winner of the 1m class Lucy McIlroy receiving her prize from Eric Pele, with runner up Rebecca Loney

Jump Cross takes off at Lisbane Farm

There was another fantastic day’s action at the Lisbane Farm Jump Cross with a huge turn out, great atmosphere and so much brilliant riding on display.

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Ballycastle and Rural Riding Community chairman Patrick Trainor is pictured handing over a sponsorship cheque to Hannah Thompson

Hannah gets support from Ballycastle riding group

A County Antrim teenager has received financial support to help realise her equestrian ambitions.

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A drone's view of the all weather Derby Arena

Major changes at Lisbane Farm

After weeks of planning and major investment of time and effort by a formidable team of workers, the new All Weather Cross Country and Derby Arena are open at Lisbane Farm.

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Lynn Spence riding Jay, winners of the Pre Novice Class

Flexi Eventing gets off to a flying start

The very popular Flexi Eventing League, which is run by Eventing Ireland’s Northern Region in association with The Meadows Equestrian, got underway at the weekend with the generous £1,000 sponsorship from Baileys Horse Feeds.

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