O’Connor guest speaker

TEAGASC’s ‘Let’s Talk Equine’ webinar series returns on Tuesday, October 4th at 8.30pm. Wendy Conlon will be speaking with international horse agent and coach Barry O’Connor about ‘the reality of trading horses for a living’.

Register to join the free webinar live at www.teagasc.ie/letstalkequine where links to previous webinars are also available to watch back.

‘Young Breeder’ training takes place at Dohyle House Stud, Askeaton, Co Limerick on Saturday, October 15th. Those aged 15 to 25 years of age are most welcome to attend.

Booking online at https://teagasc.clearbookings.com/ More information at https://bit.ly/ISHYoungBreeders

Vamos Amigos to Pidgley

CATHRINE Laudrup-Dufour’s team gold and individual World silver medallist Vamos Amigos has moved to Britain to be ridden by 17-year-old Annabella Pidgley. The Pidgley family have owned the 10-year-old Vitalis gelding while Dufour was producing him through the ranks. He joins the Olympic double bronze-medal winner Gio in Annabella’s string.

Writing on her social media, Annabella said: “I’m delighted to say that Vamos Amigos has now joined our stable to begin the next chapter in his career. This horse has already had an impressive career, under the invaluable training and guidance of Cathrine Dufour and I can’t thank her enough for supporting this next move for him and to have the opportunity to ride a horse like this.”

Irish Draught sale date

THE Cork/Kerry Branch of the Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association announce the return of their annual foal show and horse and pony sale on Sunday, October 9th 2022 at Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Glenville (Exit 17 off the M8 Motorway). Entries close this weekend and entry forms are available on www.idhbahorsesale.weebly.com. More details on page 115.

ODE cancelled

THE one-day event due to be held today (Saturday) at Frankfort Stud, Co Wexford, has been cancelled. Grove Horse Trials takes place tomorrow (Sunday), by kind permission of the Ponsonby family.