May / June 2006 Issue
Punchestown 3 Day Event
Punchestown celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Connemara Stallion Parade
The Midlands Connemara Pony Breeders Group was formed in 2002 with the aim of promoting the breeding of Connemara ponies and have for many years been associated with breeding for performance as well as for the show ring. Marina Wray reports…
New off road riding facility opens in County Down
Feeding at Grass...
Why Bother? Spring and summer see improving weather, longer days, more things to do with our horses and ... more grass.
Getting The Right Balance
The technology now behind the production of all horse feeds, balancers and supplements has advanced out of all recognition and the regulations governing production, the claims made on packaging and requirements for high standards of hygiene and biosecurity all combine to ensure that modern feedstuffs are better than ever before.
Supplements: What's New?
Ireland’s Equestrian Magazine looks at the latest supplements to help your horse keep in great shape.
A well shod horse is the result of co-operation between the horse owner, the farrier and the horse. We asked The Irish Master Farriers Association just how best to achieve this happy partnership.
Your Horse's Skin
When we see a horse bursting with health and vitality we instinctively know it is ‘right’ without actually knowing how we know this. Hilary Pooley explains how your horse’s skin can be the barometer for his health.
Laminitis Spring Warning
As spring begins to ‘warm up’, the UK’s largest horse sanctuary is urging horse, pony and donkey owners to take stock of the risk
of laminitis and make sure their animal does not fall foul of this horrible and painful – yet largely avoidable – disease.
EVA: The Facts
We take a look at Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) to bring you all the facts.
Something to Celebrate
"Twenty ﬁve years later and still growing" is the theme of the Hanley family run equestrian centre in Claremorris.
Help Sick Children Horse Around at Barretstown
Have you any old bridles, head collars or reins you could donate to a good cause? Barretstown, the centre for children with serious illnesses, is asking horse owners for help.
Owning A Stallion
In a culture not geared to stallion ownership but where more and
more horse owners are now thinking of owning stallions for the prestige of having a successful competition horse or for breeding potential, problems can arise.
ILPH In Romania
A look at how ILPH are looking out for the welfare of horses in Romania.
Find A Foal
An exciting new 'online shopping service' has just been launched for buyers seeking a quality Irish foal. Ireland’s Equestrian reports...
Safety In The Workplace
What do you think of when you hear ‘Health and Safety at Work’?
The role of Health and Safety is to ensure that when you go to work or to a competition, the place is safe and all hazards are controlled as far as reasonably practicable, to allow us to work safely and get home safely.
It's Show Time
Shelley McClimond offers some great tips for preparing your horse for the new show season.
Time 4 Change?
If your saddle has seen better days, it’s time to buy a new one – your horse will appreciate it too as a badly ﬁtting or worn saddle can cause problems for both horse and rider. We take a look at some of the best buys on the market…
The Dreaded Dressage
For many event riders, dressage is the hurdle they need to get over before they get to the exciting part. Dressage trainer Dale Roberts gives some advice on how to make the dressage phase more enjoyable - and understandable.
For young (and not so young) riders.
Ride With Confidence
Kerry Lynch suffered a crisis of conﬁdence in her riding following a bad back injury. Here she tells her own story of the road back to ‘normality’ and how she even used her new found assurance to start up a successful business venture.
The Road To Morocco
Trekking on the back of a horse has to be the most exciting way to explore a country. Nia O’Malley reports on her adventures during a charity horse riding holiday to Morocco in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation.
Are you or your family or friends up for a challenge? Why not treat yourself or a loved one to an unforgettable adventure?
For those of you who are already very competitive in your own form of equine discipline and think Western is for cowboys, breeder Sharon Nash puts the record straight!
As Annaghmore Racetrack in Co Armagh prepares to open its gates once again for its ﬁfth racing season on Sunday, April 30, the owners, trainers and drivers give a huge sigh of relief. Gillian Arnold reports...
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