Lyle wins December ‘Star’ Award

MANY congratulations to Co Down dressage rider Abigail Lyle, voted by the public as the winner of the Gain Equine Nutrition/The Irish Field Star of the Month for December 2022. Well done, Abi!

Cavan Equestrian Sales date

CAVAN Equestrian Centre is holding its first sales of 2023 on Wednesday, February 8th with the Performance Horse and Pony Sale; a Registered Irish Draught Horse Sale (evening sale); and Young Stock Sport Horse Sale (evening sale). Please note the change of date for same. Further details are available on the website.

Mullingar EC training dates

MULLINGAR Equestrian Centre is holding three-week training for Dressage/Show jumping and Arena Eventing on Saturday, February 11th, February 18th and February 25th. All welcome.

Mullingar Equestrian is also hosting its first sale of 2023, the Performance Horse and Pony Sale on Thursday, February 16th. More details can be found on

Goresbridge Sales entries closing

GORESBRIDGE is hosting its first sale of 2023 on March 1st and 2nd next with entries closing on February 3rd for the upcoming Sport Horse Performance Sale. More information is available on

Mr Jackie Corrigan RIP

THE death took place of John Henry (Jackie) Corrigan of Lisgarvan House, Ballon, Co Carlow on January 26th. Pre-deceased by his daughter-in-law Dorcas and brother Billy, Jackie was the beloved husband of Emily and much loved father of Clive and Willie. Deeply regretted by his wife, sons and Jane, grandchildren Kate, Amy, Grace, Liam and Ava, sisters Florence, Sydney and Marion, extended relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Reposing in Kearney’s Funeral Home, Fenagh, today (Saturday) from 4pm-6pm. Removal on Sunday to arrive at Adelaide Memorial Church, Myshall, for 2pm funeral service followed by burial in adjoining churchyard. (House private on Sunday).

Mrs Ita Hoey RIP

THE death took place on January 19th of Mrs Ita Hoey of Raholland House, Bellestown, Co Meath, in the loving care of her family in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Pat, Ita will be sadly missed by her loving daughters Elaine and Derville, sons-in-law Paul and Noel, granddaughter Tamara, extended family, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

Mr Anthony Browne RIP

THE funeral service takes place today (Saturday) of Midlands businessman and longtime sponsor, Anthony Browne of Baylin, Athlone. Anthony’s AB Oil business sponsored the All Ireland filly foal final, held at Moate show, for over 30 years. May he rest in peace.

Dondante wins USEA title

THE Irish Sport Horse Dondante has won the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Horse of the Year title for 2022 after a string of consistent placings. Bred in Co Monaghan by Francis Brennan, the 13-year-old is by Pacino out of Muckno Clover, by Euro Clover, and is one of Will Coleman’s team of five-star Irish-breds.