Apr 25

The Future is Bright for Irish Show Jumper Paraic Kenny

The Future is Bright for Irish Show Jumper Paraic Kenny Paraic Kenny, The Irish Field Junior Show Jumper of the Year
Paraic Kenny is a young 17 year-old show jumping rider from Co. Wexford, Ireland with an extremely bright future. Paraic has enjoyed much success in his career particularly over the last year when taking the ride on his aunt’s exuberant Connemara pony, Grey Ross. Having played a strong role in the Irish pony team’s success at the Nations Cup in Fontainebleau in April of last year, Paraic and Grey Ross went on to win the Grand Prix in Hagen, Germany.

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Feb 07

Horses were driven long before they were ridden!

Categories: Alltech WEG, Equestrian, Equine
Horses were driven long before they were ridden! Driving discipline. Photograph © Rinaldo de Craen

With the final of the FEI World Cup™ Driving Series taking place this weekend in Bordeaux, France, we take a look at the sport of Driving to see what it entails. Driving is one of the oldest competitive equestrian sports. It is a discipline without a rider but with a driver, who drives a carriage drawn by between one and four horses. Modern Driving competitions consist of three phases:

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Nov 03

Ireland's Richie Moloney at the Alltech National Horse Show

Ireland's Richie Moloney at the Alltech National Horse Show Show Jumper Richie Moloney

Show Jumper Richie Moloney at the Alltech National Horse Show

Richie Moloney speaks about the Alltech National Horse Show and the Alltech Grand Prix.

It seemed Ireland’s Richie Moloney would win the $75,000 Double H Farm International Open Jumper class at the Alltech National Horse Show earlier this week. He bested Kent Farrington with a time of 40.66 seconds with Slieveanorra. But Lauren Hough and Quick Study prevailed in the 14-horse jump-off.

Richie spoke to us about his hopes for the Alltech Grand Prix and his overall impression of the facility and show this year. He will be riding Ahorn van de Zuuthoeve this evening.

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