Efforts to revive the falling numbers of the Kerry Bog Pony breed are beginning to pay dividends in recent years, with the number of ponies coming forward for inspection annually on the increase.
Galway County Show played host to the fifth leg of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Series, where younger horses were exposed to the many sights and sounds of a county show.
Mare owners who don’t supply stallion keepers with full details of their animals are greatly adding to the problem of the slow return of covering certificates to Horse Sport Ireland.
Edward Butler and Rincoola Rua won the seven-year-old section of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook series in Cavan last Sunday.
Reacting to claims that the Irish Sport Horse studbook has been ‘mongrelised’ in recent years, Minister Coveney said it was important to have clear ‘categories’ within the national studbook.
By Irish Field Contributor on 15 August 2014
Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, pledges support for the sport horse industry
The Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series will operate on a strict pre-entry basis this year.
By Irish Field Contributor on 18 August 2014
Many rumours were spread, but since Friday it is official. Z-Ireland has lodged the application for approval as the studbook with the Department of Agriculture in Cavan.
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