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Northern Indoor Pony
Champions crowned at
Eglinton P72 & 73
Master Piece’ won
Cob class, the
the Supreme Pony
NI Charity Show.
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HSI disappointed with
Budget 2023 allocation
for equestrian industry
ORSE Sport Ireland (HSI)
have expressed their dismay
at the amount awarded to
from the Irish Department
of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
(DAFM) in last Wednesday’s Budget
equestrian sports in Ireland had
outlined in detail the need for
massively increased funding in the face
of spiralling costs for its community equine farmers, breeders, producers,
athletes and beyond.
The funding awarded was on a par
with the allocation of 2022, and Horse
Sport Ireland believes, as a result, it
will apply huge pressure to an already
struggling community, leaving many
facing into an uncertain future.
Responding to Budget 2023 and the
funding allocated, Chief Executive of
Horse Sport Ireland, Denis Duggan
said: “A sum of €5.2m has been
allocated to the Sport Horse Sector
for 2023. It is disappointing that DAFM
have not provided any increase in
funding at a time when rising costs
and inﬂation are running 10 per cent
at least ahead of last year.
“Horse Sport Ireland had sought
increased funding for integrity
measures, breeding and production
schemes, high performance sport
and coaching, capital investment in
equestrian centres, and new funding
for feed and fodder schemes and sales
“Despite this underwhelming budget
for the equestrian industry, Horse
Sport Ireland will continue to engage
with ofﬁcials and the Minister for
Agriculture to press upon them the
importance and the needs of the sport
“For an industry that generates
almost €1bn annually into the Irish
rural economy and supports 14,000
jobs, this has been a disappointing
Disco Dressage show
proves popular for
Causeway and Glens
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jumping spectacular at Ardnacashel,
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 - Northern
Comber. Horse and Pony Training
Indoor Championships at Eglinton.
Show at Portmore, Aghalee.
Horse and pony show jumping
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 - Northern
training night (60cm+) at Mossvale,
Indoor Championships at Eglinton.
Autumn Dressage League at
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 - Northern
Ardnacashel Equestrian, Comber Indoor Championships at Eglinton.
pre-entry. Show Jumping league at
End of Season Race day at
The Burn, Knockbracken Healthcare
Downpatrick Racecourse - turnstiles
Park, near Carryduff. Charity Crossopen 12.30pm, first race 2pm. Show
Country Course Walk with Casey
jumping League final (40cm-1m) at
Webb at Ash Hollow, Dromore, Co.
Ecclesville, Fintona, 6.15pm sharp.
Tyrone, 2pm - in aid of Air Ambulance
Pony show jumping training night
NI and David Foster Injured Riders
(cross-poles-80/90cm) at Mossvale,
Fund. Irish Draught Horse Society
pleasure ride at Florida Manor,
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 - Northern
Killinchy, start 10am-12 noon. Newry
Indoor Championships at Eglinton. SJI
Hunt pre-season hack at Scarvagh
Horse League and Unregistered Horse
House, Scarva. Winter Dressage
and Pony Jumping at The Meadows,
League (1 of 6) at Laurel View,
Lurgan. Arena Eventing at Knockagh
Templepatrick - pre-entry by Oct 6.
View, Greenisland. Jump Mix Event
SJI Horse Show at Portmore, Aghalee.
(Cross-poles-1.10m) at Hagans
Two-phase event (1m, 85cm, 70cm,
Croft, Ballynahinch - pre-entry only.
60cm, 45/50cm) at Hazeldene,
Unregistered jumping for horses and
Ballynahinch - pre-entry. 2022 PWAS
ponies at Connell Hill, Randalstown.
(Pass Wide And Slow) ‘Horse and
Horsemanship and Introductory
Road Safety Awareness Ride’ from
Horse Archery Workshop with
Maddybenny Riding Centre, Portrush BHAA coach Andrew O Donnghail
meet 1pm, ride out 2pm.
at Lisbane Farm, Saintfield. Show
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