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ISH Young Breeders 2013 Programme Launch

The Irish Sports Horse (ISH) Young Breeders programme is now in its 7th year since inception in 2005. It is a joint programme between Horse Sport Ireland and Teagasc, who are delighted to announce that Connolly’s Red Mills will partner the programme for 2013.

The programme is aimed at those aged 14-25 (in 2013) years who are interested in assessing, exhibiting, and breeding performance horses. An avid interest and an eagerness to participate and learn is all that is required.

2013 will see the hosting of both National and World Championship competitions. The Nationals will take place at the Teagasc Kildalton Agricultural College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny on 20 April. The World Championships are in Bollerup, Sweden from 12 -14 July.

To ensure that participants are adequately prepared for competition a comprehensive training programme is in place preceding competition.

Date Venue Focus Trainer
20 January Kildalton College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny Movement/Jump Nutrition Andrew Hughes, Red Mills
3 February Hilton View Stud, Monaghan Movement/Jump Clement McMahon
17 February Maurice Colemans, Mallow, Cork Conformation/Movement Maurice Coleman
9, 10, 23, 24 March Tiernan Gills, Mayo Conformation/Movement Tiernan Gill & Phillip Scott
9, 10, 23, 24 March Cruicrath Stud, Kildare Conformatio Movement, Jump Jack Doyle
7 April Gurteen College, Tipperary In Hand Teagasc Equine Team
20 April Kildalton College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny National Competition


The Irish Sports Horse (ISH) Young Breeders programme will be launched at Teagasc, Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath on Sunday, 9 December. An interactive panel discussion will take place on the day with all trainers for the season. These include Clement McMahon; Jack Doyle and Comdt. John Ledingham; Tiernan Gill; Philip Scott; Maurice Coleman; Andrew Hughes; and the Teagasc Equine Team. The breadth of knowledge and experience in this panel is immense and provides a superb opportunity to learn from the best. All young people 14-25 years are welcome. New participants are particularly welcome.

Pre-book with Wendy Conlon 087 9879083 | wendy.conlon@teagasc.ie

€10 per person is payable on the day. Group discount for pony clubs, schools, and colleges etc. is available.