Equipeople supporting AIRC eventing

ENTRIES are currently open for the AIRC Eventing Championships which will be sponsored by Equipeople, Europe’s leading agricultural and equine work experience agency, for the second successive year.

The championships are due to take place on Sunday, August 28th at Killossery Lodge Stud, Co Dublin where there will be competitions for all levels from 80cms up to 110cms including a young horse division for four and five-year-olds, a team championship and a combined training for Primary riders.

Caroline Lane, managing director of Equipeople said: “Once again Equipeople is delighted to be sponsoring the AIRC National Eventing Championships. It’s a wonderful grass roots organisation that allows people to enjoy and have fun with everyday horses. You don’t need to have an expensive superstar to take part and there is a place for everyone whether they are only starting out on their equestrian journey or whether they are competing at a high level. We are looking forward to again meeting competitors and their supporters at Killossery Stud on Sunday, August 28th.”

AIRC chairman, Tony Ennis said: “Equipeople are keen supporters of our organisation and we are delighted to have them on board again this year particularly given the difficulties organisers face week in, week out with rising costs.”

Entries for the championships close at 12 noon next Thursday, August 18th. More details on www.airc.ie/eventing2021.

Inter Hunt Chase notice

DAVID Lalor of the Irish Masters of Foxhounds Association is asking for all those interested in taking part in the 2022 Inter Hunt Chase (Juniors and Seniors), which will be held at the upcoming National Ploughing Championships, subject to interest, to please get in touch with him on 087 254 2114. The Ploughing Championships will be held from September 20th-22nd next at Ratheniska, Co Laois.

Clifden and Millstreet

NEXT week’s issue with have bumper coverage from Millstreet Horse Show CSI2* and the annual Connemara Pony Show where Robbie Fallon’s Cashelbay Kate was crowned supreme Champion on Wednesday. See pictures on page 83.

Limerick Show date

ALL are welcome to Limerick Show on Sunday, August 28th for what promises to be a cracker. With a new anchor sponsor AMCS, a Limerick based hi-tech multi-national and the continuing support of the McManus fund, the committee is planning to run a full schedule of horse and pony events. The Tattersalls racehorse to riding class will be judged by former champion trainer Edward O’Grady. Schedules are available online or paper versions on request from 061-355298.

JP McMahon popping up at the RDS

FOR the first time at Dublin Horse Show, Michelin starred chef JP McMahon will be bringing his pop-up restaurant to the Band Lawn on Thursday, August 18th - Friday, August 19th.

JP will be working his culinary magic on mouth-watering dishes. There will be three sittings per day, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm, and bookings must be made in advance through OpenTable: http://ow.ly/lJX250Khwrz.

(Please note that you must hold a valid admission ticket to Dublin Horse Show for the day of your reservation in order to gain access to the restaurant.)

Roscommon Show date

ROSCOMMON Agricultural Show takes place on Saturday, August 20th, celebrating their 50th anniversary. There generous prize funds for the equine classes including the Roscommon Foal Championship worth €3,000. Christy Tully is show president and also in charge of the horse classes. Enter online at www.roscommonagriculturalshow.ie or call 086 2209338.