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There’s no stopping Ballymena Academy Navy Team

With the lure of the Final of the TRI Inter-Schools’ League just around the corner, it was certainly a full and action packed day at The Meadows Equestrian Centre on Saturday.

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Saintfield Christmas Charity Ride Organiser Joan Cunningham leads the Santas into Saintfield Town last Saturday.

Santas to the fore in Saintfield

Saintfield was the place to be on Saturday when Santas on horseback swarmed the town’s Main Street, turning the historic Co Down town into a sea of red.

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Horse owners urge others to plan for equine end of life

Horse owners urge others to plan for equine end of life

A three-year study into horse owner attitudes to equine end of life coordinated by Advancing Equine Scientific Excellence (AESE) and supported by World Horse Welfare and The Donkey Sanctuary has revealed that nearly three quarters of horse owners without previous experience of equine end of life have no plan in place.

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Joan Cunningham, Saintfield Christmas charity ride organiser, receiving an original painting from Leo Casement one of Ireland’s leading equestrian artists

Saintfield charity Santa Ride

Saintfield Christmas charity Santa Ride organiser Joan Cunningham was thrilled to receive a fabulous original painting from equestrian

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Weather plays a part in Ecclesville’s League

Weather plays a part in Ecclesville’s League

With the very cold and quite wintery weather at the end of last week, the number of competitors took a dip for week three of Ecclesville League.

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Racehorse Care is one of the routes on the Equine Apprenticeship programme offered by CAFRE

Opportunities open up for Level 2 Apprenticeship in the Equine Industry

CAFRE is currently recruiting for the new Level 2 Apprenticeship in the Equine Industry which will begin in mid-December 2017.

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NI-BDS holds annual general meeting

NI-BDS holds annual general meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Northern Ireland Branch – British Driving Society took place on Monday, November 13, at 8pm in the Bridge Community Centre, Lisburn.

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Lucy Coulter secured two double clears on April

Winter League action at Lime Park

Sunday, November 12, saw the second show of the annual Winter League at Lime Park Equestrian.

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Combinations turn out in force at Ecclesville

Combinations turn out in force at Ecclesville

Week two of Ecclesville’s Showjumping League was again very popular with over eighty competitors enjoying Raymond Caldwell’s flowing courses.

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Three Year Old Loose Jumping Championship continues

Three Year Old Loose Jumping Championship continues

On Wednesday, November 15, Mossvale Equestrian Centre saw the second qualifying round of the Half Bred Horse Breeders Society’s Three Year Old Loose Jumping Championship.

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Anna Hogg riding Kayleigh, part of the winning Novice Team, Down High Hawks

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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