Paul O’Shea is July

Star of the Month

MANY congratulations to Limerick international show jumping rider Paul O’Shea, voted the winner by the public of the Gain Equine Nutrition/The Irish Field Star of the Month Award for July 2022.

New CPBS daughter society in Europe

AS the CPBS approach the 100th year since their foundation, they are delighted to announce the acceptance of the breeding programme for the Ceskou Asociaci Connemara Pony by the Czech Republic Ministry for Agriculture, and the formation of a new daughter society from the Czech Republic. President of CACP Michaela Pavlisova also announced the date of the new society’s first official show which will be held on September 17th. The CPBS wish them well in these exciting times.

HSI foal qualifiers

THE first of the Horse Sport Ireland Foal Championships qualifiers takes place at The Meadows EC on Sunday, August 29th.

McGuinness to open Limerick show

THE 93rd annual Limerick Show takes place tomorrow (Sunday, August 28th) at Limerick Racecourse and will be opened by EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness. All are welcome to what promises to be a great show, supported by the McManus Fund and main sponsor AMCS. See more details on

Loughnatousa WB

TWO-time Hickstead Derby winner Loughnatousa WB has been put down at the age of 23. Bred by Walter B Connors in Co Waterford, the Spring Elegance VII gelding won the Hickstead Derby under Paul Beecher in 2012 and then followed up with another victory in 2015 under Trevor Breen. An injury in 2017 meant he was retired with Bernice Cuthbert in the UK and he lived a happy retirement until he was put down last week due to age-related health issues.

Charlotte Dujardin

expecting first child

BRITAIN’s double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin has announced she is expecting her first child with partner Dean Golding. Sharing the news, she said: “In early 2023, myself and Dean will be expecting our first child and our hearts are already full of more love than we thought possible. A new chapter in our journey will begin; one that we have always hoped for, and we cannot wait to welcome our little girl into the world. I just hope she already knows how much she has been wished for and how much love awaits her.”