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Friday 19 September 2014

The cavalry without horses!

Published 09/08/2014 | 00:00

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More soldiers, more guns and more cannons ensured the weekend 1798 battle re-enactments in Enniscorthy, pictured below, were the biggest and best yet. But spoilsport insurance companies refused to cover any participation by horses in the Bank Holiday extravaganza.

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Members of the Brunswick Light Cavalry came from England to take part, but they were reduced to the status of infantry by the lack of cover.

Re-enactment organisers worked frantically up to 4 p.m. on Friday in an unavailing effort to arrange insurance. But the hard line taken by the companies barred horses – at least a dozen were lined up – from the battlefield.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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