IRELAND HORSE BOARD presents
In Horses ! ! !" a Breeder's Conference
Monday 3rd November 2003 at Armagh City Hotel commencing at 7.45p.m.
Northern Ireland Horse Board are delighted to announce an opportunity
for Northern Ireland Breeders to hear some of the worlds' leading
authorities concerning the Sport Horse Industry. This evening has
been kindly sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds and promises to be
an entertaining event. A NIHB spokesperson said "We are extremely
fortunate that guests speakers of this calibre have agreed to come."
guest speakers are: -
Peter Charles who is the stalwart of the all-conquering Irish team
that won the 1999/2000 Samsung Nations Cup League. Peter is still
one of the most revered riders on the world stage at the age of
43 and boasts a consistency of performance enjoyed by few athletes
in any sport. Only Peter Charles and Eddi Macken have ever won the
Hickstead Derby Trial and Hickstead Derby in the same year. Peter
recently won three Hickstead Derbies back-to-back, riding "Corrada"
in 2001,2002 and 2003.
Reed, the founder and owner of Morningside Stud in County Clare
and founder and managing director of SCOPE Auction Ltd., Ireland's
first elite auction of showjumping, eventing, and dressage prospects.
He stands two warmblood stallions approved on the continent and
in Ireland -- Condios and Ekstein - and owns two dozen mares used
for breeding and/or sport. For the last sixteen years Tom was also
a professor of business. Tom recently retired from his academic
career to devote all his attention to Morningside Stud, SCOPE, and
his consulting activities.
Storey B.Agr.Sc. is the Equine Specialist Adviser with Teagasc,
based in Kildalton College, Piltown, Co Kilkenny. Qualified in 1971
with a degree in Agricultural Science from UCD. Norman has been
responsible for the development of the equine breeding unit in Kildalton
since 1973. His duties include organising lectures, courses, seminars
and demonstrations on all aspects of the sport horse industry and
advise on breeding and management. Anyone who attended the National
Horse Breeding Conference at Kildalton College in the spring heard
Norman give a most informative lecture re "The Future of Irish
Sport Horse Breeding".
The Northern Ireland Horse Board have appointed Helen Troughton
as vice chairman and are currently considering co-opting new members
to the Board. At a recent meeting the board very reluctantly accepted
a letter of resignation from William Collins. Due to business interests
William felt he could no longer serve on the board and rather than
risk a "conflict of interests" and jeopardise the board
in any way he thought it best to resign. Chairman Jim McEvoy said
he understood William's dilemma and appreciated his honesty. William
has offered to help with the forthcoming Breeders Conference, which
he was instrumental in setting up, and to assist as much as possible
the NIHB in the future.