Minister Michael Ring has been described as a 'champion of rural and community cohesion' after allocating more funding for agricultural shows
The British Equestrian Federation receive their money through lottery funding via Sport UK
Some positives can be taken from the message of Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed at The Irish Field breeder's breakfast event at the RDS on Wednesday
Minister Michael Creed spoke frankly about the funding reality for the sport horse sector in Budget 2020
An increase of €260,000 for Horse Sport Ireland's sport and high performance programmes has been welcomed by the national governing body
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross, TD, annouced additional high performance funding earlier this week
Each agricultural show will be eligible to receive €5,000 from the government in an effort to support these important rural community events
By Irish Field Contributor on 07 August 2018
Jim Power is comparing Ireland with Europe in order to further develop his report into the sport horse industry
Many hunts have also made considerable efforts to boost the attendances at their meetings throughout the season
The financial pressure put on the hunts to run the point-to-point sector must be addressed, writes Eoghain Ward
Payments to 142 animal welfare organisations will be made immediately
Horse breeders could be in line for a slice of the €100m set aside in the Rural Development (RDP) plan for knowledge transfer or discussion groups.
More than 600 written submissions have been received by the Sport Horse industry strategy review working group ahead of the May 2nd deadline, it is understood.
By Sally Parkyn and Caitriona Murphy
Calls for a nationwide horse cull were among the many proposals tabled at Thursday night’s sport horse strategy meeting in Kilkenny.
Despite a successful inaugural event that drew 10,000 equine enthusiasts to Punchestown racecourse last year, the organisers of Equus Live have confirmed that the event will not go ahead in 2014.
By Irish Field Contributor on 15 August 2014
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