RED MILLS were delighted to be a part of the RED MILLS Showing Ireland Masterclass on Saturday evening at Tattersalls Country House. It was a well-attended evening with approximately 70 people in attendance. The guest speakers on the night were showing legends Rosemary Connors, David Tatlow, Tim Martin, Richard Iggulden and George Chapman.

The panelists have many accolades between them including RDS Championships, HOYS Winners and Balmoral winners.

Showing Ireland was created by a group of enthusiast who wanted to promote the ridden Show Hunter as it is a discipline in its own right. They want to give a better voice to it in the Irish equestrian scene. The objectives are clear, we want to:

  • Promote the ridden hunter, to recognize that there is a genuine market place
  • Encourage producers, owners and riders to promote the sport
  • Want to work with RDS, ISA and HSI and all the agricultural shows to develop ways to assist the sport.
  • Encourage new people
  • Compile a list of judges from both Ireland and UK

Showing Ireland is for producers, riders and owners.

Jane Davis, Equine Brand Manager, Connolly’s RED MILLS said: “This is a really exciting initiative and it has been fantastic to see the support the RED MILLS Champion of Champions has received both at all the qualifiers and at the final.

There is huge skill and horsemanship involved in producing a show horse and good ring craft is a real art and this was showcased perfectly in the Final on Sunday, which produced a stunning line-up of horses. Hopefully it will encourage more people to participate next year and to put into action some of the fascinating insights that were picked up during the Showing Ireland Master Class on Saturday evening.

Like all disciplines, nutrition plays a key role in producing horses for the showring and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone again at the RED MILLS and Foran Equine stand at the Dublin Horse Show where our expert team will be on hand to answer any question or queries.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Showing Ireland committee, Tattersalls and all their team and all the breeders, owners, producers, riders and supporters who helped make year one a great success.”

For a full round-up of the RED MILLS Champion of Champions final click HERE