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Irish Horse
The Studbook Series benefits
Michael Slavin
Michael Slavin surveys the 2022 Horse Sport Ireland Studbook Show Jumping Series.
11 May 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Age old tradition, O’Brien has another hot Derby favourite
Stone Age became Aidan O’Brien’s 15th winner of the Derby Trial Stakes and is now clear favourite to give him a ninth Derby early next month.
4 May 2022 News
The changing face of Irish show jumping
Michael Slavin evaluates the pros and cons of the contemporary Irish show jumping circuit.
Grief in a time of horses
In part two of product designer Louisa Williams’ story, she opens up to Helen Sharp about how horses helped her through the loss of her husband.
4 May 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Record crowds see Honeysuckle secure a sweet 16
Honeysuckle was the big draw on the penultimate day of the Punchestown Festival which saw just under 41,000 through the gates.
4 May 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Arena eventing to raise money for equestrian mental health
Riders invited to have fun with show jumping and cross country fences to support the Irish Equestrian Mental Health Project
27 April 2022 News
Strangles Awareness Week needs your help
Horse owners are encouraged to take part in the #tempcheckchallenge for Strangles Awareness Week
27 April 2022 News
‘He was the same price as a cow’
Carlow trainer Shark Hanlon has worked has magic again with a horse who cost just €850
27 April 2022 Racing & P-2-P
The Saving of Spancil Hill Fair
Michael Slavin follows up with good news on the saving of an historic event in Irish horse culture
27 April 2022 News
Necessity is the mother of invention
In part one of her Horsewomen of Ireland interview with product designer and researcher Louisa Williams, Helen Sharp follows the story of her internationally successful equine Ice-Vibe boots.
27 April 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: McLoughlin magic at Fairyhouse again
Lord Lariat gave local trainer Dermot McLouglin an amazing second consecutive win in the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Monday.
20 April 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Camilla’s back in the saddle
Olympic eventer Camilla Speirs gave birth to baby Mathilde in January and is already back in the saddle. Helen Sharp finds out how she did it and about family life with the new arrival on the yard.
20 April 2022 Eventing