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Irish Polo Foundation Scheme Offers New Pathways for Ex-racehorses

The Irish Polo Foundation (“IPF”) have announced plans to scale up their ‘Irish Thoroughbred Programme’, a pilot scheme that aims to increase the number of polo horses in Ireland to progress the development of the game and the wider industry. The overarching role of the Irish Polo Foundation is to raise funds to assist with

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Arkle Hero Forpadydeplasterer at home with Joanne Quirke…

“He’ll only eat Pink Lady apples…” 1. How long have you been involved in retraining racehorses and how did it come about initially?  Our family have been retraining racehorses for over twenty years. My uncle Jim Dreaper had retired Harcon who had had notable success for Jim over the years. He retried a sound horse

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Meet Siobhan Herbst at Polo Wicklow

Siobhan Herbst runs Polo Wicklow   “Traditionally the Thoroughbred has been used for many years for polo, many of them coming from the track. If you look back at the ‘Argentine Polo’ breed you will see that all the bloodlines originate from the thoroughbred.” How long have you been involved in retraining racehorses for polo

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Polo provides opportunity for Irish racehorse trainers

Siobhán Herbst creates equine firm to supply alternative to dear Argentine bloodstock Irish Times, Mon, Aug 13, 2018, 05:36 Dominic Coyle Irish international polo player Siobhán Herbst (astride horse) with colleague April Kent: Ms Herbst is running what she says is Ireland’s largest polo event, for charity, in Phoenix Park.   Irish racehorses are being

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ITBA UPDATE: Why breeders need to be aware of climate change

By Irish Field Contributor on 05 February 2021 We can expect more heavy rainfall events in the future \ Healy Racing David O’Connell of OCAE Consultants has details of the ITBA’s biodiversity and sustainably project THE recent provisional audit on Irish greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) for 2019 shows a decrease in net emissions of 4.3%.

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Inner-city Riding School Changing Lives

Racing Post’s Lewis Porteous spends a day with the centre’s visionary Keith Hackett You do not have to sit on a horse at Park Palace Ponies to be inspired by what is taking place at the inner-city riding school for complete novices in Liverpool. That is thanks in part to the former Victorian music hall,

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