When I spoke with Stuart Clarke of Cavan Equestrian Centre, Martin Donohoe of Goresbridge and Robert Fagan of Mullingar Equestrian Centre back at the beginning of the year about their horse sales plans, none of us could then have envisioned the Covid-19 lockdown we are suffering through.

Martin now recalls a similar experience back in 2001, “we had the foot and mouth outbreak that brought everything to a halt”.