Irish Horse
Are we maintaining horse welfare at the heart of breeding?
Helen Sharp
In our packed breeding supplement this year,we address some issues of welfare in breeding, shares expert advice, share breeder interviews and offer some top tips for the foaling season ahead.
22 March 2023 Breeding
Foaling day: preparation is everything
Helen Sharp puts together a list of essential items to have ready as foaling day gets closer.
22 March 2023 Breeding
TAMS - what do I need to know?
Helen Sharp puts together a quick guide to the TAMS 3 eligibility and application process for equine farmers.
A man of mares: Down breeder John McKibbin
Co Down breeder John McKibbin talks frankly to Helen Sharp about the realities of the commercial breeding business and why he wouldn't part with his home-bred mares for all the tea in China
22 March 2023 Breeding
On the edge of glory
Helen Sharp reflects on the week in the sport horse industry and finds plenty to celebrate.
15 March 2023 News
The silent language
Meloney Maye of Thyolo Equine tells Helen Sharp about her work in Equine Assisted Services and why horses and ponies can help with everything from PTSD and depression to goal setting and trust.
15 March 2023 News
Forewarned is forearmed
Helen Sharp reflects on last week’s TAMS III announcement and takes a look at what equine farmers need to know before applying.
1 March 2023 News
They are what they eat
Lorraine Fradl is a senior equine nutritionist, and after hearing her deliver a fascinating talk to members of the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, Helen Sharp wanted to find out more.
1 March 2023 News
How to breed a racehorse
What does it take to breed a thoroughbred racehorse and how much does it cost? Helen Sharp does the maths.
22 February 2023 Feature
Hard work from equine farmers pays off as TAMS scheme announced
Equine farmers recognised, as Minister McConalogue announces the opening of the latest Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme.
22 February 2023 News
A stallion lives on
Helen Sharp takes a look at the last week in the equine industry and reflects on a victory, the loss of a great, and confusion over the whip
15 February 2023 Breeding
Queen of the Curragh
Jessica Harrington has pretty much done it all and is a true doyenne of racing, Helen Sharp reflects on her achievements.
8 February 2023 Racing & P-2-P