THERE was a 66% clearance rate at Tuesday’s sale of performance horses and ponies in Cavan where English buyers were particularly active.

“It was a very vibrant sale,” commented Stuart Clarke. “There were a lot of people there and there was a lot of on-line activity, especially with the ridden horses. Trade got a bit stickier in the late afternoon and evening when it came to the three-year-olds but, all in all, it was a very good sale.”