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Irish Horse
Irish Horse: green, white and gold medals
Helen Sharp
The Irish show jumping team put in a spectacular display of talent to win the five-star Nations Cup of Aachen, writes Helen Sharp.
10 July 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: Joseph O'Brien finding winners harder to get this year
Mark Costello studies the statistics from the first three months of the Irish flat season.
3 July 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: time for City Of Troy to enter the gates of greatness
Aidan O’Brien has trained an endless list of brilliant racehorses and his latest star might be the best of them all, writes Mark Costello.
Irish Horse: putting cost before the horse
The release of results from a recent survey by the National Equine Welfare Council is a depressing read.
3 July 2024 News
Irish Horse: Ireland is going way out West
Western coach Crysta Brown chats to Helen Sharp after leading the first Irish team to a successful debut in Texas.
3 July 2024 News
IFJ Junior: dreaming of a life working with horses
Meath teenager Amelia McCarthy talks about her hopes of making a career out of breeding, producing and selling horses.
26 June 2024 Show jumping
Irish Horse: seven actions that need to be taken to improve equine welfare
The RTÉ Investigates report has led to a lot of talking and finger-pointing. So what needs to be done now, asks Mark Costello.
26 June 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: not out to pasture
Helen Sharp puts the spotlight on our golden oldie equine friends, because they simply don’t get the recognition.
26 June 2024 Breeding
Irish Horse Horsewomen of Ireland: Highland Cattle show the way
Heather Denholm has a unique and gentle technique for educating young horses, writes Helen Sharp.
19 June 2024 Show jumping
Irish Horse: will RTÉ Investigates revelations make a difference?
Huge loopholes in the traceability of horses were exposed by the programme, writes Mark Costello.
19 June 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: Making a Killing - fight or flight?
Helen Sharp discusses the after-shock following the recent RTÉ Investigates documentary.
19 June 2024 Show jumping
Irish Horse: is Shane Cotter a future champion jump jockey?
Shane Cotter has made a big impression in point-to-points and looks likely to turn professional, writes Mark Costello.
12 June 2024 Racing & P-2-P