SOME of Ireland’s top sport horse producers, riders and breeders will take part in an upcoming Teagasc/Horse Sport Ireland interactive forum to be held at Ravensdale Lodge Equestrian Centre on Saturday, January 26th next.
Top event horse producer Richard Sheane of Cooley Farm will join former international show jumping rider, HSI inspector and coach Jack Doyle, well known sport horse and thoroughbred breeder Andrew Hughes of Ennisnag Stud and former three-star event rider, coach and HSI/CP inspector Philip Scott of Barnfield Equestrian for the event which will start at 2.30pm.
The event is open to everyone, particularly breeders, and the discussion will focus on conformation and athleticism traits as well as a discussion on the horses’ potential for commerce, sport and breeding.
“This event presents an opportunity to support and engage with young people competing for the opportunity to be selected as team members representing the ISH Studbook at the WBFSH International Young Breeders World Championships in Austria 2019,” said Teagasc equine specialist Wendy Conlon.
The afternoon begins with registration at 1.30pm with the first session, Assessing Conformation Traits, at 2pm. This will be followed at 3pm by Assessing Athleticism Traits with supper at 4pm. At 4.30pm, there is a the discussion on Traits and commercial, sport and /or breeding potential. Tickets are €20 each including a light supper. Places are limited so early booking is advised (https://teagasc.clr.events/event/127762).
The ISH young Breeders National Competition prizegiving takes place afterwards at 5.30pm.
Anyone wishing to learn more about the ISH Young Breeders Programme and National Competition is asked to go to the Teagasc website (https://www.teagasc.ie/rural-economy/rural-development/equine/ish-young-breeders-programme/events/)