TIHA hosting foal selection evenings with top picks going forward to Goresbridge sale
The Traditional Irish Horse Association (TIHA) is hosting foal selection evenings for its October TIHA sale, which will be held in Goresbridge.
The selection evenings are open to all breeders who wish to enter, so long as their foal is traditionally bred, i.e is Irish Draught, Connemara, Thoroughbred or any combination of those three breeds with no warmblood breeding.
The top foals presented at the four regional evenings will go forward for the TIHA foal sale.
The first selection took place last night in Mullingar, while the second selection will take place this evening, September 3, at Barnadown Equestrian Centre, Co Wexford, at 6pm.
Tomorrow, the action moves to Millstreet, Co Cork, at 6pm and the final selection evening takes place at Claregalway Equestrian Centre, Co Galway, at 6pm.
Judges for all selection evenings are Hugh Leonard, TIHA chairman, Pat Fleming, Ronnie Bailey and Rosemary Connors.
Meanwhile, the TIHA Limerick Matron Championship at Limerick Show recently was won by Marie Byrne from Ballinure, Thurles, Co Tipperary, with her mare Everything Essential. The mare was by Flagmount King out of Ballinure Lady.