Irish Horse
Irish Horse Horsewomen of Ireland: Wendy Donnellan-Conlon
Life is a whirlwind for Wendy Donnellan-Conlon. Based in Galway, she divides her time between family and horses, writes Christa Dillion.
24 April 2024 News
Irish Horse: donkeys and desert drama
In her column this week-Christa Dillon comments on the new additions to her life, and takes a look at the controversy surrounding the FEI World Cup Final in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
10 April 2024 Show jumping
Irish Horse: event organisers sailing close to the wind
The awful weather has been challenging, and there is news of a move to stop unauthorised people from recording and broadcasting their own videos at select equestrian events, writes Christa Dillon.
Irish Horse: ‘I am so lucky to love what I do’
Christa Dillon talks to equine hydrotherapist Fiona Argue about her life and career and growing up as the family’s black sheep (academically speaking).
10 April 2024 News
Irish Horse: remonstrations and robots
Christa Dillon looks at the latest steps forward in equine welfare, and wonders if technology will have greater role to play.
27 March 2024 News
Irish Horse: 'I love helping horses'
Christa Dillon talks to equine osteopath Kitty Shanahan about her life with horses, and her work as an equine therapist.
27 March 2024 News
Irish Horse: a little thanks goes a long way
Christa Dillon on the importance of appreciating the unsung heroes on the sport horse circuit.
21 February 2024 Show jumping
Irish Horse: Corvids and clear rounds
Christa Dillon talks to Co Cork’s Ashleigh Hughes Lordan about horses, life and her very unusual bird rescue sanctuary.
14 February 2024 Show jumping
Irish Horse: paying through the nose
Christa Dillon discusses an 8% increase in UK eventing entry fees and its impact on Irish breeding as well as the question mark hovering over the 2028 Olympics.
7 February 2024 Eventing
Irish Horse: it's a family affair
With a lot of hard work and a supportive family around her, show jumper Sorcha North is aiming for the top, writes Christa Dillon.
31 January 2024 Show jumping
Irish Horse: accentuate the positive
Positive improvements in equine welfare must be highlighted in the dressage sector, writes Christa Dillon.
24 January 2024 News
Irish Horse: 'it is a challenge being hearing impaired'
For eventer and podcast pioneer Siobhan Schous, impaired hearing has spurred her on, rather than impeded her, writes Christa Dillon.
17 January 2024 Eventing