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Golden World Championship victory for Kilkenny’s Ger O’Neill and The Irish Sport Horse mare Columbcille Gipsy

General September 25, 2017

Ireland’s incredible gold medal winning run in Show Jumping has continued today, with Kilkenny’s Ger O’Neill and The Irish Sport Horse mare Columbcille Gipsy, crowned World Champions in the six-year-old final at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses at Lanaken in Belgium. Pictured on the podium at the FEI / WBFSH World […]

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Interview with Ruxin Ding – Chinese Equestrian Student

General July 21, 2017

One of HSI’s AIRE approved centres, Clonshire have been very active hosting international students in recent times one such student is Ruxin, a nineteen year old Chinese student from Beidaihe, Hebei Province. Ruxin talks of his love for the Irish Sport Horse its versatility and suitability to the Chinese rider. Elaine Hatton, Horse Sport Ireland […]

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Enhanced Goresbridge October Catalogue

General September 29, 2016

The sale of broodmares, foals & yearlings will take place at Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, on the 6th, 7th and 8th of October. With over 420 lots, there is a wide variety of bloodlines on offer. In an effort to provide additional information to prospective buyers, and to further market the vendor’s offerings, Horse Sport Ireland […]

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Irish Sport Horses out in force at Blenheim Palace this weekend

General September 7, 2016

Blenheim horse trials will take place this weekend (8th-11th September) and Irish Sport Horses are out in full force to defend their titles

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Irish Sport Horses win 4 of 5 International Classes at Blair International Horse Trials

General August 30, 2016

Blair International Horse Trials was a hugely successful weekend for Irish Sport Horses with a clean sweep in the long format classes claiming all three CCI classes in addition to a win in the innovative CIC3* Event Riders Masters

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Irish Horse Gateway at Connemara Pony Festival

General August 16, 2016

Wednesday 17th of August will see the 93rd annual Connemara Pony Festival in Clifden, celebrating the world renowned Connemara pony. The festival attracts thousands of visitors from every corner of the world and will run until Sunday 21st of August. This year’s festival will incorporate many events such as showing classes, a family fun day, […]

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Irish Sport Horses Show Top Form at The Land Rover Great Meadow International

General July 26, 2016

Irish Sport Horses Show Top Form at The Land Rover Great Meadow International Top Riders Praise Irish horses for Cross Country Skills   Co. Kildare, Ireland – July14x, 2016 -Irish Sport Horses (ISH) proved once again that there is no better breed for eventing competition. Last weekend,  the 2016 Great Meadow International (GMI) presented by Adequan® […]

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Irish Horse Gateway sponsor upcoming Connemara Pony Festival

General July 15, 2016

Irish Horse Gateway announced their sponsorship of the upcoming Connemara Pony Festival from August 17th -20th at the Connemara Pony Society Marketing Committee with Damian McDonald, CEO of HSI, and Elaine Hatton, Director of International Marketing HSI. This year’s Connemara Pony Festival includes a fourth day for the first time, on Saturday August 20th. The […]

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Irish Sport Horses Dominate in Hickstead

General June 30, 2016

With 55 year’s worth of memories, the Hickstead Derby has seen a wealth of riders create history on some of the world’s bravest and talented horses. Since 1980, the winner of the Derby has held the Boomerang Trophy aloft. This stunning bronze trophy, sculpted by Emma McDermott, shows a horse and rider descending the Derby […]

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Irish Sport Horse foal tops Bolesworth Elite Auction in the UK

General June 22, 2016

On Friday last (17th June) Greg Broderick’s, Ireland’s nominated Olympic Showjumping rider, colt foal BP Gone Global (ISH) sold for £30,000 at the prestigious Bolesworth International Show in the UK. Broderick had announced before the show that the proceeds from the sale would be donated to two charities the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation in County […]

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Irish Horse Gateway sponsor Irish Draught National Performance Working Hunter Championship

General June 15, 2016

Irish Horse Gateway sponsor Irish Draught National Performance Working Hunter Championship Irish Horse Gateway will this year sponsor the Irish Druaght National Performance Working Hunter Championships, 13 qualifiers are being held throughout the summer months with the final taking place on August the 17th in Punchestown. Speaking about the sponsorship Elaine Hatton, Horse Sport Ireland’s […]

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