TEAGASC are teaming up with the Army Equitation School, Richard Sheane of Cooley Farm and Damien Griffin of Lissyegan Stables to welcome breeders, producers and other equine enthusiasts for an evening of equine demonstration and discussion.

The event takes place at Emerald Equestrian Centre (A83 F585) from 7pm to 9.30pm on Monday, March 25th, 2024.

The Army Equitation School is not only a centre of excellence dedicated to competing at the highest level of international equestrian competition, but also serves to promote Ireland and the Irish Horse. Equitation School riders have represented Ireland at Olympic, World and European championships level in show jumping and three-day eventing over the years.

Cooley Farm is the home of Richard and Georgina Sheane and their family. Cooley Farm is a world leader in producing top class young sport horses. Cooley horses have achieved 100 international wins and counting, with top spot at events like Kentucky, Aachen and Le Lion d’Angers and three Cooley horses rated as three top 10-year-olds in the world in recent months. On the show jumping front, EIC Cooley Jump The Q (ISH) is also flying the flag with multiple five-star wins and placings.

Damien Griffin, based at Lissyegan Stables, operates a predominantly show jumping production, sales and livery business, specialising in the sourcing and production of horses for both show jumping and eventing spheres. Damien is no stranger to podium successes and has been particularly successful in producing young stallions over recent years. Damien also partners with international riders at home and abroad in many of the horses produced.

This event presents an opportunity for all enthusiasts to engage with professional producers of both show jumpers and eventers. The demonstrations and discussion will focus on assessing a selection of horses of varying ages in the context of desirable traits, customer demands, opportunities in the market, and production for both market and sport. Opportunities to ask questions and engage in the discussion will be available.

Booking is online from Monday, February 26th, until Friday, March 22nd, at www.teagasc.clearbookings.com