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Sunday 21 September 2014

Young breeders course begins

Published 16/01/2013 | 06:00

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The Teagasc and Horse Sport Ireland young breeders programme for 2013 begins in earnest this Sunday, with the first of six training sessions in preparation for the national competition on April 20.

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Taking place at Kildalton College, Piltown, Co Kilkenny, Sunday's training session will include a focus on jumping and movement, hosted by Andrew Lynch, and a session on nutrition, hosted by the programme's partner Connollys Red Mills. Eight young people in the 16-19 and 20-25 age categories will qualify at the national competition on April 20 at Kildalton for further training.

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From these, the team to represent the Irish Sport Horse studbook will be chosen to travel to Bollerup, Sweden, from July 12-14.

Organiser Wendy Conlon said the training sessions offer a fantastic opportunity for young people who are interested in assessing and presenting horses to learn more about breeding and producing.

For more information, check out the Horse Sport Ireland and Teagasc websites or visit the ISH Young Breeders facebook page.

To book or for further information, contact Wendy Conlon by phone on 087 9879083 or email wendy.conlon@teagasc.ie

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