Irish Horse
Around the shows: Charleville
Beribboned: Five years ago, Sean Ó’Conaire’s Cashel Bobby won the supreme pony championship at Charleville Show. Last Saturday, her I Love You Melody three-year-old colt Ballywilliam Melody won the Co
21 June 2023 Showing
Around the shows: Athlone Sizzles
Susan Finnerty reports from a popular Athlone Show, the halfway point of The Irish Field Breeders Championship qualifiers.
29 March 2023 Showing
A timeless passion
Centenarian Rob Hare tells us his story of a magical Dublin Horse Show and why family is at the heart of it all
Shows back with a bang!
Agricultural shows were back in 2022 and Susan Finnerty looks back at her highlights.
4 January 2023 Showing
Ringside Stories: A great summer adventure
Susan Finnerty discovers why singer Declan Nerney caused trouble for Bernard Killeen during his memorable summer of showing.
21 December 2022 Showing
They Will Flourish
This week Susan Finnerty’s Ringside Story is with schoolteacher Colin Doyle, Ireland’s youngest show secretary.
16 November 2022 Showing
Horsewomen of Ireland: the Connemara addiction
Keen farmer and Connemara fan Rachael Byrne looks back on a golden day at Clifden.
28 September 2022 Breeding
Around the shows with Susan Finnerty
A selection of magic moments from the Louisburgh, Clarecastle and Clifden shows.
17 August 2022 Showing
Back in the secretary's tent
How does it feel for the country’s show secretaries to be back on duty? Susan Finnerty spoke to Longford Show and Country Fair’s Bernie Whyte.
20 July 2022 Showing
In your blood
Patricia Connon has a clear focus for her sport horse breeding enterprise as she tells Susan Finnerty about her aims.
30 March 2022 Breeding
Breeding at Ballywalter
April Allen, who manages the family’s Ballywalter Farm base in Wexford, talks to Susan Finnerty about plans to breed successors to family favourites.
30 March 2022 Breeding
In it together: a celebration of the year in pictures
Susan Finnerty has compiled her stand-out moments during the madness that was the 2021 horse sport calendar
29 December 2021 Showing