Teagasc and HSI target breeders of the future
Teagasc and Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) are to host a demonstration day entitled 'Finding the Stars of the Future' at Kildalton Agricultural College on November 27.
Taking place from 1-4pm, the programme features an afternoon with international showjumper, coach and HSI inspector Jack Doyle, accomplished dressage rider and instructor Rosemary Gaffney, show exhibitor, instructor and HSI inspector Phillip Scott and the Teagasc equine advisory team.
"The demonstration will help to bridge the links between assessment and evaluation of young, untrained horses and the performance of the more accomplished and trained competition horse," said Teagasc's Wendy Conlon.
"The attributes we look for will be explained and a systematic way to evaluate and compare them offered."
The day is designed to inform those with an interest in learning more about the Young Breeders' Programme and to further educate those already involved. All are welcome -- young and old -- and the event is free of charge.
The Young Breeders' Programme focuses on the assessment and presentation of horses and is open to young people aged 14 to 25.
Participants do not have to be breeders but should have an interest in learning about how to assess horses.
The Young Breeders' National Championships will be held in June and the World Championships are scheduled to take place in France in July.