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The Tinahely Agricultural Show

 The 76th Agricultural Show (Wicklow County Show) which was  held at Fairwood Park, Tinahely on the August Bank Holiday Monday. Located on a 71 acre site which overlooks Tomnafinogue Oak Wood, Coollattin, Co. Wicklow.  

“The Tinahely Agricultural Show is a celebration of the richness of rural Irelands traditions, it’s people and their way of life. It is a fantastic family day out with live entertainment for kids and adults and an endless list of competitions and displays. 

There is a palpable festival atmosphere as you walk around the massive show grounds to the parade rings, the exhibit marquees and the entertainment sections. 

Founded over seventy years ago the show is one of the longest running agricultural shows in Ireland and has developed as a must on everyone’s social calendar. ”


The Davidsons aren’t a dynasty yet, but they might become one if Buck Davidson makes history at the Kentucky Horse Park the way his father did 32 years ago.

Bruce Davidson Sr. won the 1978 eventing world championship aboard Might Tango at the fledgling facility in Lexington, four years after taking the title for the first time in Burghley, England, on Irish Cap in 1974. That gave the U.S. the right to stage the next edition of the competition, and it put the Horse Park on the international map.

This month, a greatly expanded and upgraded Horse Park is at the center of that international map as it becomes the first site outside Europe to host the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, a compilation of eight world championships that began in 1990. A statue of the senior Davidson on one of his legendary mounts, Eagle Lion, is prominently positioned just outside the park’s new stadium, where opening ceremonies will be held Saturday.

Bruce Davidson Jr., better known as Buck, last week was named to the U.S. team for the competition, achieving a goal toward which he has been working practically all his life. The 34-year-old athlete will be aboard BallyNoe Castle RM, an Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Carl and Cassandra Segal of Pottersville, who are happy to be along for the ride.

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Netherlands – Winners
0-4-4-0 = 4 Faults in Round 1
0-0-8-0 = 0 Faults in Round 2
4 = Total Faults

Ireland – Second
0-12-8-8 = 16 Faults in Round 1
4-8-0-0 = 4 Faults in Round 2
20 = Total Faults

USA – Second
4-4-8-0 = 8 Faults in Round 1
0-8-8-4 = 12 Faults in Round 2
20 = Total Faults

France – Fourth
0-8-8-8 = 16 Faults in Round 1
8-4-0-4 = 8 Faults in Round 2
24 = Total Faults

Great Britain – Fifth
8-12-4-4 = 16 Faults in Round 1
12-12-0-0 = 12 Faults in Round 2
28 = Total Faults

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 The  63rd Annual Agricultural, Horticultural,  Trade & Vintage Show took  place on Saturday,3rd July 2010. I am very happy to report that we finally had the perfect horse showing weather (although it felt sweltering HOT at times!) Everyone had a fantastic weekend.


Exciting prospect moves to south-east


An exciting new Clover Hill sire joined the fully approved ranks when Kennedy’s Clover passed the Irish Horse Board inspections in March. From the penultimate crop of Clover Hill and with a classy damline, the 11-year-old returned from Italy to stand in Co. Wexford with Moses McCabe.

As the name suggests, Kennedy’s Clover is a graduate from the Kennedy’s yard in Kerry and notched up 45 points, with a 100% double clear record sheet, from his 2001 campaign before his sale to the Luise family. These Italians are avid supporters of the Irish horse and their latest purchase was campaigned by their daughter Slivia.

Moses’s daughter Siobhan, explains how Kennedy’s Clover returned home. ” We were looking for a stallion at the time and met the Luise family at a show. They mentioned that they were keen for their horse to stand in Ireland, especially in the south-east where there were good mares” As a result of that conversation the deal was done for the Italian export’s move to Enniscorthy.

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Irish horse - Sports Horse Ireland

International Show jumper Kennedys Clover at Stud (ballinamuddagh Stud)


The Irish Sport Horse (ISH), also known as the Irish Hunter. Irish Sports Horses are mainly the result of a cross between the Thoroughbred and the Irish Draught. Ireland produces a great number of Irish Sport Horses each year, many of them selling for great amounts in the United Kingdom, United States and Europe. The Irish Sport Horse is traditionally used for all purposes, from working the land , transportation, to riding. However, it is becoming increasingly popular as a competition riding horse. The Irish Sports horse’s natural athletic ability and fantastic jumping talents means that it excels in the show jumping arena, as well as competing at the highest levels of eventing. The horse is renowned worldwide for being one of the best hunting mounts, and the Irish Sport Horse regularly tops the rankings for eventing and showjumping .

Irish Sports Horse : Ballinamuddagh Stud

Sports Horse Ireland : Irish Stallions and horse breeding


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