Vote for your Star of the Month

VOTING for The Irish Field/Gain Equine Nutrition Star of the Month closing next Thursday, November 25th at midnight so don’t forget to vote for your favourite now. The nominees are Richie Fitzgerald, Sean Jones, Conor Swail and Alan Wheeler. Visit to cast your vote. The winner will be announced in next Saturday’s paper.

Turn Cheltenham yellow for Tiggy

CHELTENHAM Racecourse will be enveloped in a sea of yellow on Friday, December 10th for the launch of Tiggy’s Trust at its International meeting. Tiggy’s Trust is a charitable foundation set up in the late Tiggy Hancock’s memory.

Tiggy’s favourite colour, yellow, has been emblazoned by equestrians across the world over the past six months to commemorate her short inspirational life and Cheltenham will embrace this theme by ‘turning yellow’ on this day.

See pages 100-101 for full details on the fundraiser and how you can buy your ticket.

RDS hosts FEI course designers

THE FEI Jumping course designers’ in-person maintenance course took place in the RDS on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The RDS undertook to run the course so that Irish course designers could renew and maintain their FEI accreditation in order to be prepared for the 2022 Dublin Horse Show which will take place from Wednesday, August 17th to Sunday, August 21st.

The Course Directors were Stefan Wirth (GER) and Alan Wade (IRL) and the participants were David Byrne (IRL), Rosa Cordero Reveles (MEX), John Doyle (IRL), Ray Doyle (IRL), Pat Drennan (IRL), Frank Glynn (IRL), Tommy Gibbons (IRL), Gueorgui Gueorguiev (BUL), Dereck Hamilton (IRL), Charles Hanley (IRL), Tom Holden (IRL), Nigel Jess (IRL), Alan Lynch (IRL), Aaron McCusker (IRL), Georgina Melo (ESP).