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No horsing around for money-raising showjumper

Published 03/09/2010 | 05:00

A teenage showjumping star will be back in the saddle for this weekend's Newcastle Grand Prix Horse Show.

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This year's show is in aid of a charity close to Sarah O'Loughlin's heart.

Sarah (13) from Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow, has had a good year with her pony, Holly, winning prizes at some of the top shows.

But every week the young rider, who is a member of the East Wicklow Branch of the Riding for the Disabled Association, takes time out to look after special needs riders from St Catherine's Day Care Centre in Newcastle, Co Wicklow.

The annual Grand Prix Horse Show -- which begins tomorrow -- is in aid of the day care centre.

The event raised €10,000 for the school last year despite the recession and bad weather.

Irish Independent

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