Young Breeders visited the Army Equitation School in McKee Barracks Dublin in April. Comdt. Tom Freyne and his colleagues provided a superb display of horses and horsemanship. The session began viewing a selection of horses at different stages of production and different models in the flesh without tack.
Subsequently a selection of ridden horses demonstrating the traits, character and ridability demanded by the sport of show jumping were assessed. Most evident to all was the attention to detail, and sympathetic approach of the production system at the school.
Training is planned for May 6th at Atlantic Stables, Kilcolgan, Co. Galway home to show jumper Aoife McCabe and her string of horses, followed by a visit to Edie Murray Hayden’s Gormanstown Stud near Kilcullen, Co. Kildare on May 27th. Selection for the 2024 World Championship team to travel to Denmark will commence in the autumn so those with an eye on that goal should get involved now to give themselves every chance of success. However, training is all inclusive, and not just for those who are competitively spirited. Open to all aged 15-25 years of age.