Vote for your Star of the Month

VOTING for the March Gain Equine Nutrition/The Irish Field Star of the Month closes at midnight next Thursday, April 28th. The nominees are Bertram Allen, Darragh Kenny, Darragh Kerins and the Irish show jumping team. Visit www.theirishfield/star to vote now.

Rockview Harriers Hound Show

THE Rockview Harriers Hound, Terrier and Lurcher Show is back after two years on Sunday, May 1st next at Seven Houses Coursing Ground, Danesfort, Co Kilkenny, commencing at 1pm.

The hound classes have become a great day out for those hunts heading to the National Hound Show in Stradbally. Judging on the day will be John Cantillon MH, and Liam Geary.

Further details from Rory Dicker at 087 0635950.

Goresbridge catalogue online

GORESBRIDGE’s catalogue for their May 4th and 5th Sport Horse Performance Sale is now available to download from their website. The sale will be previewed in next week’s issue.

The Irish National Hound Show date

THE Irish National Hound will be held at Stradbally on Sunday, July 3rd at Stradbally, Co Laois. Judging will start at 10.15 am. There are rings for Foxhounds, Harriers and Beagles each run by the respective hound associations.

Judges for the Foxhound Ring are: Doghounds: Andrew Osborne (Chairman of the MFHA and former Joint Master & Huntsman the Cottesmore) and Nicko Batten MFH (Joint Master and Huntsman, the United).

Bitches: James Andrews MFH (Joint Master and Huntsman, the South & West Wiltshire) and Gareth Watchman MFH (Joint Master and Huntsman the Zetland).

It is hoped to run the annual Young Handler Competition for juniors from packs of Foxhounds, Harriers and Beagles.

Further information please contact: Show Chairman David Lalor MFH (the Laois). Tel: +353 (0)87 2542114. Email:

Hall of Fame inductees

THE Show Jumping Hall of Fame inducted American show jumping greats Olympians Beezie Madden and Margie Engle, media executive and fundraiser Mason Phelps, and McLain Ward’s two-time Olympic gold medal mount Sapphire. The induction occasion took place in Wellington, Florida earlier this week with the guest list featuring many legendary names of the sport.