Basking In The Irish Sun

HorsefairI’ve had a really lovely day in Ireland, with the sun shining. Yesterday I started my week of judging the 3yr old young event horse qualifiers in five different venues around Ireland.

The first stop was Kilkenny, a real Mecca for Irish horses and at the end of scoring 40 3yr olds I think myself and my co judge came up with three lovely horses. It was great that my fellow judge Aiden Murry liked a similar type of horse.

Then this morning it was on the road heading to Clare for our next session. The qualifiers don’t start normally until 4 and then run into the evening until about 10 pm. On the way to Clare today I had a real treat, calling in on one of the oldest horse fairs in Ireland, what an eye opener. Every sort of horse under the sun was being traded, a real cultural experience and a world totally foreign to me.

I’m just about to leave for the next venue, it has been really enjoyable so far let’s a hope it continues.



Posted 23rd June

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