Could your horse make it in jumping?
Published 14/10/2015 | 02:30
Is your horse good enough for the show jumping market? And can you honestly assess your own stock?
Now is the time to find out at the remaining conformation and athleticism assessment evenings taking place today and on Thursday of this week. All have been organised by Teagasc.
Clem McMahon will offer his expertise this evening at his base of Hilton View Stud, Scotshouse, Co. Monaghan, while Jack and Edward Doyle will give a talk on Thursday evening at their home place outside Naas, Co Kildare.
McMahon has competed on winning Irish teams with stallions Gelvin Clover and Hermes De Reve and was a member of both winning Nations Cup teams in Hickstead and Dublin in 2012. His most successful young horse was his stallion Pacino, who at only eight years old jumped double clear in the Aga Khan Nations Cup on his home turf in the RDS Dublin.
In 2010 he became the first Irish rider to ever win at the prestigious World Breeding Championships in Lanaken, Belgium on the stallion NLS Coole Al Clover.
Edward and Jack Doyle need little introduction as fellow international show jumpers, with Jack concentrating on training in recent years while Edward still competes on the national and international circuits.
The final talk with Greg Broderick on October 27 is completely booked out. All evenings run from 7-9pm but pre-booking is essential. The cost is €20.
To book online go to teagasc.clearbookings.com