Horse for courses at demo night
WITH THE economic downturn impacting on the demand for sport horses, producers must pay particular attention to breeding for quality.
So says Norman Storey, an Equine Specialist for Teagasc. To provide guidelines for producers, anyone interested in horse production is invited to a demonstration night organised by Teagasc and the Army Equitation School.
The demonstration takes place in the Spruce Lodge Equestrian Centre, Ballyrogan, Redcross on Thursday February 26, starting at 6.30 p.m.. The event will feature international show jumper Clem McMahon along with Teagasc and Army Equine Specialists.
The Teagasc Equine Advisory team will look at sales preparation, correct planning, training and presentation. Clem McMahon will evaluate young stock from his perspective as a potential buyer and rider, and from the perspective of breeding suitable animals.
The Army Equitation School will discuss the ridden performance horse and the requirements of the sports of both show jumping and eventing in terms of horse breeding and quality. For all horse breeders and those with an interest in the equine industry, now is an opportune time to assess plans for the current breeding season.
All are welcome; admission to the event on the night is €10 per person.
The Spruce Lodge Equestrian Centre is located just off the N11 (opposite Jack Whites) and will be signposted on the evening.