Connors voted Star of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to Kildare event rider Ben Connors who was voted The Irish Field/Gain Equine Nutrition Star of the Month for August. Connors won team gold and, for the second year in-a-row, individual silver at the FEI Pony Eventing European Championships with the lovely Connemara Pony Cornafest Fred. Well done, Ben!

Cian O’Connor C Vier 2sold

CIAN O’Connor announced the sale of Susan Magnier’s C Vier 2 from his stable last week. Mrs Magnier bought the 14-year-old gelding from David Will in the springtime and, under O’Connor, he helped the Irish show jumping team qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. They also jumped clear rounds in the Nations Cup of Rome and Knokke. He has been sold to the USA.

Annaharvey Farm cease hunter trials due to insurance difficulties

ANNAHARVEY Farm in Co Offaly announced they will not be hosting hunter trials this autumn due to ongoing insurance difficulties. A post on social media from Annaharvey read: “Please get on to your local TDs about the terrible situation the leisure activity sector is facing in regard to the current law and insurance. We would like to thank everyone who has come to our hunter trials since 1999. Thanks to the Westmeath Foxhounds, Streamstown Harriers, the South County Dublin Hunt and the Golden Vale Hunts for organising their hunter trials with us over the years. We loved seeing the fun and enjoyment everyone had crossing our fences.”