Susie Berry recovering from fall

IRISH international event rider Susie Berry was happy to get home from hospital last weekend after suffering a bad fall at Blair Castle the previous week but is likely to spend the rest of the season on the sidelines.

Susie was riding Jesmond Renard in the CCI3*-L when the fall happened. She was immediately attended to onsite by medical professionals, before being transported to hospital. The horse was uninjured.

“It’s so nice to be home! I’ve got a lot of thank yous to say to a lot of people – the medics at Blair, Ninewells Hospital and the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and all the friends and family who have been there to help! I’ve broken a lot of ribs which is obviously quite sore and will likely mean that I miss the rest of the season but always thankful that Foxy walked away 100% okay,” Berry told The Irish Field.

Teagasc Autumn short courses

TEAGASC are offering two short equine courses this autumn commencing with a ‘Breeding and Reproduction Husbandry’ course on Wednesday, October 11th, aimed at sport horse/pony breeders. The second course offering begins on Tuesday, November 7th, covering the topics of ‘Foaling and Neonatal Health which is relevant to all equine breeders irrespective of breed.

The format of delivery for both courses is a combination of online (Zoom) delivery and on farm workshop. Farm workshop locations: breeding course - Wicklow/Carlow area including interaction with a specialised equine reproduction vet; while the foaling workshop is planned for Co Tipperary.

All dates, times and further information is available on the website Both courses are open to those aged 18 years of age and older. Enquiries to or

Interschools dates released

THE start of the 2023/2024 TRI Equestrian Interschools season is fast approaching and dates are now posted on the Equestrian Interschools website. The first competition of the season is being hosted by St Gerard’s Bray in Boswell Equestrian Centre on Sunday, September 17th. Title sponsor TRI Equestrian has confirmed its continued welcome support for the popular series, as has Equieire who will once again sponsor the Equieire EII 90 final.

Numero Uno dies aged 28

THE prolific show jumping stallion Numero Uno has died aged 28. By the former World Cup winner Libero H out of a Lord Calando mare, he was bred by Martien van Deurzen in the Netherlands, and competed internationally up to 1.50m with Marco Kutscher. “It was with great sadness and pain in our hearts that we had to say goodbye to our stallion Numero Uno this morning,” a Stal De Wiemselbach spokesman announced this week. “Numero Uno has always had a very special place in our hearts and will continue to have in the future. It gives us comfort that he was in great condition until the moment of death and was able to enjoy every day of his retirement here at Wiemselbach.”

Kildare Hunt trailer stolen

KILDARE Hunt Pony Club are still searching for their stolen Ifor Williams 505 which was full of their pony club games equipment. The trailer was stolen from Punchestown last week. The trailer had Kildare Pony Club number plate on it’s rear. It has been reported stolen and the club ask anyone who saw the trailer to contact Naas Garda Station.