Horse for cour­ses at demo night

Bray People - - News -

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.

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