IN-HAND showing is often overlooked as a serious shop window for the Irish-bred horse with the potential to go on to be a successful show jumper or eventer.”

That’s according to one of Ireland’s most successful small breeders, Margaret Jeffares of Ballykelly Sport Horses. She and her husband Des have been breeding top-class show horses from their farm in Co Wexford since 1999, and during that time, their horses have earned many prestigious titles.