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Jolly Jumpers and Ballymena Academy make it three-in-a-row at The Meadows

Last Saturday marked the half way stage of the very successful TRI sponsored Inter Schools’ League at the Meadows with the usual huge turn out across all classes.

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Fabulous start to showjumping league at Ecclesville

Fabulous start to showjumping league at Ecclesville

The organisers of the Ecclesville Showjumping Leagues were delighted with the fantastic start to their final league for 2017, with over 70 competitors turning out to jump Raymond Caldwell’s flowing courses!

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Joan Cunningham (Ride Organiser), Santa, Ashleigh Kirkpatrick. Back row from left Johnathon and Linda Millar (Bryan Sommers Travel Saintfield), Bree Rutledge (Horse Week) Valerie McBride (McBride Fashions) and Alastair McIlveen (North Down Marquees)

Saintfield Charity Santa Ride

Saintfield’s Main Street will be turned into a sea of Santas when Ireland’s largest equestrian charity event is staged in the town on Saturday, December 2nd.

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‘Spook-tastic’ time for competitors at Knockagh

‘Spook-tastic’ time for competitors at Knockagh

Knockagh View had a huge turnout for the ‘spook-tacular’ Showjumping day. The winner of each class took home a beautiful trophy.

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Close racing at Route Hunt fixture

Close racing at Route Hunt fixture

On Saturday, October 28, The Route Hunt held their autumn Point to Point at Loguestown Road, Portrush, by kind permission of Mr Ian McMaw.

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Loose jumping championship gets off to a flying start at Portmore

Loose jumping championship gets off to a flying start at Portmore

Portmore Equestrian Centre in Aghalee was the venue for the first qualifier of the Half Bred Horse Breeders Society’s three year old loose jumping championship on Wednesday 1st November.

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Action from the Shire Horse Show earlier this year. Picture courtesy of Mick Haynes

Largest gathering of Shire horses returns to Staffordshire

The organisers of the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses have announced that the show will once again be staged in Staffordshire.

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Free Spirit girls take up vaulting

Free Spirit girls take up vaulting

The girls at Free Spirit Equestrian, Bessbrook, have taken up a new sport, equestrian vaulting.

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Matthew Conlon riding The Silver Legend, winners of the 128 1m

Riders step up to the challenge at the Meadows

With the possibility of ‘Storm Brian’ on the horizon, the Meadows Equestrian ran a very successful leg of the the popular Ulster Region Pony Tour sponsored by McIldowies Solicitors and TRI Equestrian NI.

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Flo Read on Mario who was a top finisher in their class

People power saves the day

Minnowburn RDA, who have been based at Burn Equestrian Centre for over 20 years, recently had a few members who qualified whilst competing at Danescroft during April 2017 for finals at Hartpury Equestrian in England.

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Halloween spectacular at Ecclesville

Halloween spectacular at Ecclesville

Fine weather after a week of storms, ensured Ecclesville’s Halloween Show on Sunday 22 October was a terrific success with just over 140 entries on the day.

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Claire Abbot riding Kudos in the 1.20m

Plenty of smiles as combinations record clear rounds at Meadows

The Meadows Equestrian Centre played host to SJI horse jumping and Unregistered Horse & Pony Jumping on Saturday, October 14.

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Santa on his way followed by hundreds of riders on horseback

Saintfield’s ready to host festive gathering of fundraising Santas

Horse riding Santas get your gear out, it is almost that time of year again, the annual Saintfield Christmas Charity ride now in its eleventh year.

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Six races on the card for Route Hunt’s point-to-point fixture

Six races on the card for Route Hunt’s point-to-point fixture

Six Point to Point horse races will be held at Loguestown Road, Portrush, on Saturday, October 28, hosted by Route Hunt.

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Winter dressage league gets underway at Knockagh

Winter dressage league gets underway at Knockagh

Knockagh View Equestrian Centre started a winter dressage league with two new newcomers classes for Intro & Prelim which were a big hit.

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Pre-Novice Pony and Junior Whip winner Gina Morrison with her father, club chairman Alwyn.

NICDA members enjoy annual awards night

The Northern Ireland Carriage Driving Association held its annual prize-giving dinner recently.

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Novice Team winners the Down High Hawks Team, (from left; Troy Watson, Zara Sharvin, Alice Emmett and Anna Hogg)

Ballymena Academy Navy double

Once again it was a full action packed day at The Meadows Equestrian Centre for the second leg of the TRI Inter schools Showjumping League, also supported by Baileys Horse Feeds and Lisburn Bowl.

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Excellent day for Enda at Ecclesville

Excellent day for Enda at Ecclesville

Strule Valley Riding Club held an indoor two-phase show recently in Ecclesville, Fintona.

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Invest in your future
with a range of courses from CAFRE

Invest in your future with a range of courses from CAFRE

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) has issued an open invitation to its October Open Days for students to find out about the range of courses and careers available in the agri-food and land-based sectors.

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‘Truly’ amazing style at Knockagh View

‘Truly’ amazing style at Knockagh View

Knockagh View Equestrian Centre held the final of their Summer Dressage league.

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