The team at Treo Eile would like to thank all of the people who made last Thursday’s Pro/Celeb Show Jumping Classic possible. Faced with a serious challenge at the beginning of the week which saw the likelihood of the event being cancelled, a large number of supporters pulled together to ensure the show went ahead.

A huge thank you must go to Julieann Gaffney and her team at JAG Equestrian who hosted the show with less than 24 hours’ notice.

Furthermore, thank you to all the jockeys, event and show jumping riders, the pony riders and all those who provided horses. Thank you to our numerous sponsors who provided funds, prizes and other infrastructures to ensure the night was a major success. Thank you to all of our volunteers who so kindly donated their time and expertise.

Finally, thank you to all those who attended on the night and who so generously supported the event with your donations.

The night was an incredible showcase of the breed - the suitability and the versatility of the thoroughbred which gives them the opportunity of a second career.

It was wonderful to see the mixing of our equine industries - the racing and sport horse sectors and hopefully this is just the start of what we can all do together to ensure the future of our sports with the horse at the centre.

Yours etc,

Caoimhe Doherty and Sarah Sands

Treo Eile, Retraining Ireland’s Racehorses