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Upcoming Training Events for 2016

New participants in the programme are always welcome. Given the Young Breeders World Championships take place in Canada in 2017, the 2016 programme of events will focus on preparing for the National Competition in the autumn of 2016 providing the first stage of selection for participation in the World Championships 2017. Competitions are based fundamentally on assessment of conformation and athleticism traits and also presentation of horses in hand. These skills will be developed over the course of the year. Training days provide a fantastic opportunity to engage with some of the best professionals in the business.

Training events and national competition for 2016 are open to those aged 12-24 years on the 1st of January 2016. As always the programme is also open for educational purposes also to those who don’t necessarily wish to pursue competition goals.

DateVenueFocusTrainerBooking
Thurs March 24th Gurteen Agricultural College Conformation Assessment and In Hand Presentation Declan McArdle and Wendy Conlon Teagasc  
Sat April 30th Barry O Connor Stables, Malahide, Co. Dublin Conformation and Athleticism Assessment Declan Mc Ardle and Wendy Conlon Teagasc & Barry O’Connor Book now
June 21st 2016 (Half Day) Army Equitation School, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin Assessing Conformation & Athleticism Traits Comdt. Tom Freyne
Declan McArdle & Wendy Conlon Teagasc
Book Now
July 14th 2016 (Full Day) Galway Equestrian Centre, Peakroe, Athenry, Co. Galway Assessing Conformation & Athleticism Traits & In-Hand Training Philip Scott, Declan McArdle & Wendy Conlon Teagasc Book Now
August 8th 2016 (Half Day) HHS Stud (Marion Hughes Farm), Graigue, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny Assessing Conformation and Athleticism Traits Andrew Hughes, Ennisnag Stud (E.S.I.), Declan McArdle & Wendy Conlon Teagasc Book Now
September 17th 2016 (Half Day) Edward Doyle’s Farm, The Yard, Punchestown House, Rathmore, Naas, Co. Kildare Assessing Conformation and Athleticism Traits Jack Doyle, Declan McArdle & Wendy Conlon Teagasc Book Now
October 15th 2016 (FULL DAY 10am - 4pm) Gurteen Agricultural College, Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary Final Preparation for National Competition
Assessing Conformation and Athleticism Traits & In Hand Presentation
Philip Scott, Declan McArdle & Wendy Conlon Book Now
Thurs Nov 3rd Kildalton Agricultural College National Young Breeders Competition Terms and Conditions (PDF) Book Now 

Further dates and venues to follow. To be involved just contact Wendy Conlon wendy.conlon@teagasc.ie or 087 9879083. ISH Young Breeders are also on Facebook.