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Double delight for Jill and Hanne at Knockagh

The first leg of Knockagh View’s Summer dressage league took place recently, and while the weather was temperamental judges Martina McKinley and Ivor Harper enjoyed watching some lovely combinations strut their stuff.

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CAFRE online health courses will cover equine body systems, recognising signs of good and poor health, common conditions and parasites.

CAFRE to deliver Online Equine Courses

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is running Online Equine Health courses again this summer.

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Charley Hanna winner of the individual on the day and overall title with with Judy Maxwell, from Bailey's

High Flyers lift title at Mossvale

On Saturday, April 29, Mossvale ran the final of the Bailey’s Junior League with seven teams fighting it out for placings.

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Molly King, winner of the One winner race, and the winning connections

Top day of point to point racing at Newry

The annual Newry Hunt Point to Point races were held in glorious sunshine at the Thompson farm at Taylorstown near Poyntzpass on Saturday, May 6. A huge crowd enjoyed the top class racing.

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Emma Sloan Leather riding Fifi in the 1m class

Justine shows great ‘Charissma’ at Meadows Flexi Eventing day

With no event taking place on Saturday, the Northern Region, in association with The Meadows Equestrian Centre, held a Flexi Eventing Day to mark the launch of the new ‘all weather’ arena.

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Councillor Mary Garrity, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council presenting the Jockey Hall Stud Bursary to Sophie Galloway at the recent CAFRE Enniskillen Careers Event.

Jockey Hall Stud Bursary presentation

Sophie Galloway, a second year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management student at CAFRE Enniskillen Campus has been awarded the Jockey Hall Stud Bursary of £1,000.

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Anna Vallely riding Milo in Class 1. Photographs by JHd Photography

Beth and Lockstown Luvli take the over 95cm honours at Mill Yard

Tuesday, April 18, saw a very good turnout at Mill Yard Equestrian Centre, Anahilt, Hillsborough for the Easter Showjumping Event.

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Whip and Collar Club enjoys top turnout for May Day Show

Whip and Collar Club enjoys top turnout for May Day Show

The Whip and Collar Driving Club held their fifth consecutive show on Monday, May 1, at Portmore Equestrian Centre and what a roaring success it was.

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Top marks for Joseph and Rock Harbour        as events come to a close at Tyrella

Top marks for Joseph and Rock Harbour as events come to a close at Tyrella

The curtain came down on the Northern Region Events at Tyrella where another great day was had by all.

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Overall winning team 3 Smarties and a Tube

Adult league concludes at Mossvale

On Saturday, April 22, Mossvale Equestrian Centre held the last round of the Botanica Adult League which has been running for the past five months.

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Carriages roll out for charity

The Northern Ireland Branch – British Driving Society held its first 2017 carriage drive – a charity drive in aid of Marie Curie Nurses – on Easter Monday from Mossvale Equestrian Centre (by kind permission of Mossvale Riding Club, Dromara, Co Down) to complete a seven mile drive around the local area.

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Alison Irwin riding Peanut, clear in the 70cm

April showers as riders continue to compete at Meadows SJI Series

‘Sunshine and showers’ gave the best description to jumping at the Meadows Equestrian Centre at the weekend. Whilst the sun shone in the morning a few drizzly showers did not deter competitors competing in the Lurgan arenas.

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Debutante Tabytha soars to victory at Maddybenny

Debutante Tabytha soars to victory at Maddybenny

The wind may have been piercing but the welcome was voluminous from the White Family as Eventing Ireland’s Northern Region descended on their Maddybenny Farm on Saturday.

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Prize winners in the 75cm on 25 April:  left to right, joint second, Leo McGarry, winner Rachael Kerr,  joint second, Emma Irwin

Action continues apace at a busy Lisbane Farm

Lisbane Farm has been buzzing over the past month with competitions, lessons and schooling almost every day of the week.

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Busy weekend as TRI & Baileys        Tour heads to the North-West

Busy weekend as TRI & Baileys Tour heads to the North-West

It was invasion of the pony athletes to the North west, as ponies, riders, parents and entourage travelled to Eglinton and Templemore, as they hosted their respective legs of the TRI Equestrian NI & Baileys Horse Feeds Ulster Region Spring Pony Tour.

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Winner of the 5 year old class was Randalstown Commando ridden by Jonny Mulligan

Balmoral Young Event Horse qualifier at Lisbane Farm

The third of the Balmoral young event horse qualifiers was held on April 18 at Lisbane Farm, with classes for four and five year old horses born and bred in Ireland.

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Myles Heslip and Sam McElroy representing the event organisers with Bob Wilson and Alexander Mills Joint Masters of Iveagh Fox hounds present a cheque for �2,700 to Tania Bailie, Marketing Manager from south Area Hospice Services. A further �350 has since been donated and has been forwarded to the Hospice bringing the total to �3050.

Ballycross charity cross country

On a glorious sunny day, with not a cloud in the sky over 100 horses and ponies enjoyed Ballycross charity cross country, over 60 fences through beautiful countryside just outside Banbridge.

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Little Amelia Wheeler on Beltoy Kizzara took second place in the Intro class

League concludes at Mossvale

Sunday, April 9, saw Mossvale’s Dressage League come to a close.

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Philip Gaw riding Rocky Bond, winners of the 1.30m

Bumper Easter entries as horse series reaches half way stage

With the phrase ‘April Showers’ ringing true, the Meadows Equestrian enjoyed bumper entries over the Easter weekend with over 140 entries going through in the SJI arena.

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All set for Killyleagh Show

All set for Killyleagh Show

For over 200 years Killyleagh has been hosting a country show providing family fun and excitement for locals and visitors alike.

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