Cavan kicks off sales
The 2011 sales year at Cavan kicks off with a two-day international performance sale today and tomorrow.
With nearly 280 entries catalogued for this sale, there is something of interest for all buyers. The full breakdown of entries includes 10 128cm ponies, 10 138cm ponies and 43 148cm ponies.
Among the horses for sale are the progeny of many well-known sires, including Cruising, Cavalier Two for Joy, Ricardo Z, Lux Z, Clover Echo, Aldatus Z and Maltstriker.
The horse entries consist of 12 three-year-olds, 52 four-year-olds, 67 five-year-olds, 32 six-year-olds and 45 horses over the age of six.
All of the entries for this sale will be performing before going into the sales ring, either being ridden or lunged over a set of poles, and all are proven or potential showjumpers, eventers, hunting, dressage or pleasure riding animals.
On Thursday, the Young Stock Sport Horse sale of yearlings, two-year-olds and brood mares will take place. Entries in this sale feature sires such as Chacoa, Ricardo Z, Mermus R, ARS Vivendi, Lux Z, etc. Viewing for this sale begins at 11am, with the sale following at noon.
On the following day, Cavan will host both the Registered Connemara Sale and the National Registered Irish Draught Sale. With more than 110 entries across the two categories, the Connemara sale starts at 10am, immediately followed by the Irish Draught sale at 1pm.
All March sale catalogues can be viewed online at www.cavanequestrian.com