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Let's Talk Equine

Teagasc are providing a series of monthly equine webinars, ‘Let’s Talk Equine’ on the first Tuesday of the month at 8.30pm. It will offer an opportunity to hear from industry professionals discussing topics of relevance to horse breeders. Make sure to join at 8.30pm for what is hoped to be interesting discussion and relevant information to inform decision making on your own farm.

The webinars are broadcast using zoom so participants will have an opportunity to submit questions during the live broadcast. 

Upcoming Webinar

Tuesday, 1 February

Topic and panellists to be confirmed


Previous webinars



Tuesday, 12 January

Getting ready for the breeding season

Andrea Ryan,
Kilcash Equine Clinic

Tuesday, 2 February

Movement of equines between Ireland and the UK (including as a landbridge) since Brexit

Catherine Lawler
Superintending Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Division, DAFM
Celine O’Neill
Principal Officer, Customs Division, Revenue
Humphry O’Sullivan
Assistant Principal Officer, Indirect Taxes Policy & Legislation Division, Revenue
Tuesday, 2 March

‘No foot, no horse’  - nurturing a sound foundation is imperative

Andrew Mahon,
Master Farrier
Tuesday, 6 April

Which youngsters merit further investment?

Note: Webinar is extended to 1.5 hours.

Andrew Hughes,
Ennisnag Stud (ESI)
Cameron Hanley,
International Show Jumper
Damien Griffen,
Lissyegan Stables

Tuesday, 4 May

Breeding Eventers, Mares are ‘Gold’

Kate Jarvey,
Monymusk Stud/ Attington Sport Horses

Austin O’Connor,
Attington Sport Horses

Tuesday, 1 June

Advice on handling and early training of youngstock from the ground

William Micklem,
Coach, breeder, author and inventor

Tuesday, 6 July

Producing Connemara Ponies and Irish Draughts for show success and commercial returns – what’s involved

Victoria Teuton,
Performance coach
Joe Burke,
Cloonisle Stud

Tuesday, 5 October

How does DNA testing support Equine Breeders?

Romy Morrin-O’Donnell,
Weatherbys Scientific

Tuesday, 2 November

Understanding equine colic and minimising its occurrence

Warren Schofield,
Lisadell Equine Hospital

Tuesday, 7 December

A reflection on 2021 breeding and competition successes

Dr Noel Cawley, 
Newpark Lodge Stud
Greg Broderick
Ballypatrick Stables (GBBS)


Tuesday, 19 May Assessing the mare through her family and progeny, from the perspective of the breeder and rider Recording on YouTube Andrew Hughes
Ennisnag Stud, Kilkenny

Damien Griffen
Lissyegan Stables, Galway

Tuesday, 9 June

A rider's perspective on how the sport of eventing is evolving, and the implications for breeders

Camilla Speirs     

Sam Watson
Ballybolger Stud, Carlow

Tuesday, 30 June

Breeding the next generation of broodmares

Mary McCann
Hartwell Stud

Norman Allen
Knockrath Stud

Tuesday, 21 July

Breeding and producing Connemara Ponies for today’s markets

Denise Norton
Edenmist Stud 

Grace Maxwell Murphy
Gleann Rua Stud

Tuesday, 11 August

Identifying prospective performance and breeding stock as foals Recording on YouTube

Andrea Etter,
Belmont House Stud

Tuesday, 1 September

Developing a breeding programme and herd

 Recording on YouTube

Tom March,
March Stud U.K. 
(Also owned by Piggy French)

Tuesday, 6 October

A veterinary perspective on breeding and reproductive management

Recording on YouTube

Dr. John Haughey M.R.C.V.S.,
Carrickview Stud

Tuesday, 3 November

Understanding current parasitism challenges and practical tips to protect herd health

Dr. Ursula Fogarty, 
Irish Equine Centre

Nicola Walshe, 
University College Dublin

Tuesday, 1 December

Protecting herd health through biosecurity

Alan Creighton, 
Head of Environment and Nutrition, 
Irish Equine Centre