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Further learning opportunities available for new horse owners

The Northern Irish equine education business, ‘Want to Learn about Horses’, is running more ‘Introduction to Horses and Horse Care’ courses this year.

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It’s a real sister act for Holly and Katie and Knockagh

It’s a real sister act for Holly and Katie and Knockagh

Snow didn’t stop play this time at Knockagh View as competitors enjoyed a relaxed day of dressage under judge Erin Faloona.

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Alex Cleland riding Rafa Smash, part of the Open winning Team from Down High on the final of the league

TRI Equestrian Schools’ champions are crowned at The Meadows

The eagerly awaited final of the Meadows Equestrian Centre’s TRI Inter-Schools Show Jumping League took place on Saturday on a rather wet spring day

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Show jumpers in the money at Laurel View

Show jumpers in the money at Laurel View

The Laurel View Winter Pounds for Points Show Jumping League finished up with a festive finale just before Christmas.

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Silverware galore for competitors at Ecclesville

Silverware galore for competitors at Ecclesville

The fifth and final of Ecclesville’s Showjumping Leagues for 2017 was held on 22 December.

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Stewart Beattie and Smurf

A cracker show to round off 2017

Ecclesville’s Christmas Cracker Show was another great event with competitors coming from far and wide to jump Raymond Caldwell’s courses.

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Silverware galore for competitors in Ecclesville’s league final

Silverware galore for competitors in Ecclesville’s league final

The fifth and final of Ecclesville’s Showjumping Leagues for 2017 was held on 22 December.

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Schools team show jumping
qualifiers for Balmoral Show

Schools team show jumping qualifiers for Balmoral Show

With this year’s Balmoral Show four months away, dates for the Schools Team Show Jumping qualifiers have been released and they kick off at the end of this month.

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Kali and Joanne Jarden conquer November classes 4 and 5. Pictures: Equi-Tog

Dressage top of New Year’s Resolutions at Laurel View

Flatwork and dressage improvements must be on the list of many at Laurel View, writes Linda Davis.

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‘Three horse race’ for Ulster Region Venue of the Year

Three of the Ulster Region titans will go head to head for the title of ‘Ulster Region Centre of the Year 2017’.

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Top turnout for New Year’s Day Children’s Meet in Richhill

Top turnout for New Year’s Day Children’s Meet in Richhill

Tynan and Armagh Foxhounds held their annual charity event, the New Year’s Day Children’s Meet, in Richhill.

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Festive fun for all the young riders at Kilkeel

Festive fun for all the young riders at Kilkeel

Kilkeel & District Riding Club had their Christmas Show at Gamekeeper’s Equestrian Centre on Thursday, December 28.

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The traditional 'Stirrup Cup' presented by Stevie of The Harbour Bar Ballycastle

Glen Harriers annual Boxing Day Hunt in Ballycastle

It’s without a doubt one of the highlights of The Glen Harrier’s season, to be in Ballycastle for their annual Boxing Day Hunt.

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Overall Champion - Bencannon Majestic Flowergirl, with Jennifer & James Reid and 	Seamus McCormick (Danske  Main Sponsor).

Flowergirl blossoms in the snow at Ballymena

Clydesdale enthusiasts turned out in force on Saturday 9th December for the Co. Londonderry Horse Breeding Society’s 50th Anniversary Clydesdale Foal Show at Ballymena Livestock Market.

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Two horses grazing in a buttercup meadow near Sheepwash Bridge. Picture by Jim Jones

How to deal with Colic in horses

One of the most terrifying words to hear as a horse owner is colic, writes vet Sean Rooney.

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Judge- Ben Wentink with Horse First hamper- winner Brian Hutchinson/SVS Sensation by Emerald Van't Ruytershof out of Beauty Van de Penneberg by Vincenzo  and sponsors Drumhowen stud

Three-year old loose jumping championship at Portmore EC

The 22nd annual three-year old loose jumping championship ran by the Half Bred Horse Breeders Society took place at Portmore Equestrian Centre on Wednesday, 13th December.

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Start the New Year with CAFRE Equine courses

Start the New Year with CAFRE Equine courses

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) provides a range of education, training and technology transfer programmes for the equine industry.

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Three year olds book their places in loose jumping final

Three year olds book their places in loose jumping final

The third and final qualifier of the Half Bred Horse Breeders Society’s Three Year Old Loose Jumping Championships took place at Connell Hill Equestrian Centre on Wednesday, November 29.

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Novice Team winners from Victoria College (Olivia Byrne riding Buck Rodgers, Vikki Fox riding Lislaird Joni, Lauren Carville riding Volvo and Zara Craigs riding Annaghmore Clover Boom)

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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