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Sunday, October 21, 2018

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100,000+ expected at Dublin Horse Show

Numbers are expected to be over the 100,000 mark at next month’s Dublin Horse Show at the RDS, the organisers have predicted. Over 1,600 horses will take centre stage in the show’s various events, including the Nations Cup (officially named the "Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™"), while the Horse Show itself is this year officially branded as the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show....

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Rider critical after fall at racecourse

An exercise jockey is in a critical condition in a Chinese hospital following what has been described as "a  terrible accident" during a training run at the Sha Tin Racecourse on Tuesday. The jockey has been named locally as 39-year-old(surname) Mok.  Mok fell off as he was taking the animal for a morning practice ride in a paddock at the...

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Lack of information on polo pony deaths worries vets

Following the mysterious deaths of 16 polo ponies, one highly experienced equine veterinarian describes the situation as "unacceptable" and cites the complete lack of information available as worrying. The ponies deaths happened while they were on a truck en route to Melbourne after the Tasmania's premier polo event at Barnbougle. Michael Morris (Vet) suggested there was "ample time" since the...

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Dubai Stud wins two gold medals in Elran Arabian Horse Cup

BILZEN,Belgium 15th July, 2018 (WAM) -- Dubai Arabian Horse Stud won two gold medals in the Elran Arabian Horse Cup (B International) staged in Bilzen on Saturday. Mares D Rannanah and D Ghaliah dominated the scene, giving Dubai Arabian Horse Stud a lead in international horse shows. Dubai Arabian Horse Stud has left their mark on international Arabian horse shows,...

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Wallace claims victory as dressage ban is overturned

It is not every day one sees a mule competing in a dressage competition!  A mule who was banned from high level dressage competitions is to be allowed to take part, following a public outcry and coverage across multiple social media platforms. The Board of Directors of British Dressage, the sport’s governing body, met on Monday to consider the plight of "Wallace...

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Germany win young riders dressage event at FEI age group European Championships

It was a great weekend for the Dutch riders as they enjoyed dressage competition success at the International Equestrian Federation European Championships for Children, Juniors and Young Riders in Fontainebleau. Daphné Van Perperstraten emerged as the winner of the junior dressage competition by achieving a score of 74.471 at the Grand Parquet Equestrian Stadium. She was followed by the German...

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Success is in sight for the Irish Senior Squad in Sweden

The Irish senior eventing squad has been named for the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina in September. The Flasterbo fixture is the third of Ireland’s five qualifying rounds in this season’s Longines FEI Nations Cup league. The remaining two will be the UK nations cup at Hickstead and the Aga Khan contest at Dublin Horse Show. Great Britain, Ireland,...

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National dressage honour for Laura, 13

A RIDER with an inherited metabolic condition has overcome her disability to qualify for national dressage championships. Stokesley School student Laura Curson will compete in the RDA Championships which will be staged in Hartpury, Gloucestershire, later this month. The 13-year-old, of Stokelsey, was diagnosed with the condition when she was two but still took up horse riding three years later. A...

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