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  1. Vincent Byrne is the 2014 Horseware/TRM National Grand Prix Champion

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    Kilkenny’s Vincent Byrne is the 2014 Showjumping Ireland National Grand Prix league champion, following a runner-up placing in the final round of the series at Barnadown in Co Wexford.

    Byrne had led the Horseware/TRM sponsored series for much of the year, before being overtaken in recent weeks by Co Meath’s Alexander Butler.

    Butler had gone on an incredible run of results which saw him collect 30 points over the last four rounds of the league, however this run came to an end in the final round at Barnadown, where with points and a half on offer, Vincent Byrne steered the stallion Hannibal V Overis Z to a second place finish, while Alexander Butler failed to finish in the top 10.

    Victory in the final leg of the series went to Co Tyrone’s Peter Smyth with Victoria Rose while Galway’s Thomas O Brien took third place with Amaretto.

    Alexander Butler finished as National Grand Prix League runner-up, while newly crowned Irish National show jumping champion Greg Broderick, who had won the National Grand Prix league in 2012 and 2013, finished third in the final standings.

    The James Weldon owned ten year-old stallion Mr Rockefeller was crowned Horseware/TRM National Grand Prix League leading horse, the son of VDL Douglas who is out of a Kings Servant dam, scored an impressive five Grand Prix wins with Vincent Byrne during the season.

    Result – Horseware/TRM National Grand Prix League – Barnadown Co Wexford 06/09/2014
    1. Peter Smyth/Victoria Rose 0/0 42.82
    2. Vincent Byrne/Hannibal V Overis Z 0/0 45.26
    3. Thomas O Brien/Amaretto 0/0 45.30
    4. Francis Connors/Hyperion 0/0 46.21
    5. Darryl Walker/Cushions 0/0 46.89
    6. Ger O’Neill/ Isacorada 0/4 45.19
    7. Cormac Hanley/Captains Magic Touch 0/4 48.69
    8. Greg Broderick/Rincoola Black Adder 0/8 45.79
    9. Capt Michael Kelly/Mullentine Loughgall 0/8 47.00
    10. Michael Hutchinson/HHS Fafa 0/8 50.28

    2014 Horseware/TRM National Grand Prix League Champion – Vincent Byrne
    Runner-Up Alexander Butler

    2014 Horseware/TRM National Grand Prix League Leading Horse – Mr Rockefeller. Owner James Weldon, Rider Vincent Byrne


  2. Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global win the fourth leg of the Horseware/TRM Premier Grand Prix.

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    Cork Summer Show continued today with the Horseware/ TRM premier Grand Prix taking centre stage in the main arena. 32 combinations took on the track built by Course designer Tom Holden.

    Tipperary’s Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global took the top spot with a double clear in a time of 41.11. Owned by Caledonia stables this 8 year old gelding by Quidam Junior I has shown promise of great things from the start, winning the 5 & 6 year old Irish Breeders Classic in 2012, qualifying twice for the RDS and recording several placings at National Grand Prix level as a 7 year old.

    Consistent combination Damien Griffin and Tabby came fresh from a win at the Connaught Grand Prix in Tubberbride to claim the runner up spot today. Pamela Donaghy’s 9 year old bay gelding by Captain Clover out of a Cruising mare is also a graduate of the ISH Studbook series having won both as a 5 year old and a 6 year old.

    With only two double clears on the day, a faultless second round was enough to give Dean Rogan and Falco Van Spieveld third placing, carrying one time fault from the first round.

    A successful Cork Summer Show now comes to a close for another year, hosted by the Munster Agricultural Society, ExperienceFest 2014 has been an evolution of the Cork Summer Show which began in 1826 and is one of Ireland’s oldest agricultural shows.

    The feast of top class showjumping continues this coming week at National Balmoral Show with the Horseware/ TRM National Grand Prix on Tuesday 15th and the fifth leg of the Horseware/ TRM Premier Grand Prix League on Wednesday 16th July.

    FULL RESULT – Horseware/TRM Premier Grand Prix League 2014, Cork Summer Show

    1st Greg Broderick/MHS Going Global 0/0 41.11
    2nd Damien Griffin / Tabby 0/0 47.84
    3rd Dean Rogan/ Falco Van Spieveld 1/0 46.71
    4th Eddie Moloney/ Chatsworth Dan 0/4 43.40
    5th Gerard Clarke/ Horseware Ardragh Stein 0/4 44.14
    6th Peter Smyth/ Victoria Rose 4/4 41.87
    7th Thomas O’Brien/ Amaretto 0/8 45.46
    8th Daniel Coyle/ Athlet Van’t Lozerhof 4/16 40.56

    32 Starters
    8 into jump off
    Winning Owner Caledonia Stables


    Watch the winning round here


  3. Paddy O’Donnell crowned the TRM/Horseware Premier Series Champion

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    Paddy O’Donnell was today (Sunday 25th August) crowned the TRM/Horseware Premier Series Champion.


    In doing so, Paddy is also crowned the National Show Jumping Champion for 2013 at Coilog in County Kildare.In one of the most thrilling and competitive Premier Series Grand Prix, O’Donnell and Harristown Princess came out on top when it mattered most earlier today.

    Nine horse and rider combinations made it into the second round in the Coilog Equestrian sponsored €10,000 Grand Prix over Tom Holden’s testing track.

    The Waterford rider was the quickest in the first round on the Clover Flush mare, Harristown Princess and got the best draw for the second round, going last of the nine.

    League Leader, Peter Smyth put plenty of pressure on those coming after him as he brought two horses, Corrib House and Victoria Rose, forward for the deciding round while Edward Doyle, who was lying in second place going into today’s deciding round, incurred four faults to keep him out of the Jump Off and so kept him from winning the two titles.

    In a blistering second round, Eddie Moloney held the early advantage with Chatsworth Dan having gone first and set the standard at 45.32.

    Capt. Michael Kelly and Dollanstown tried to bridge the gap on the reigning Premier Series Champion but had to settle for eventual fifth place in a time of 47.82.

    TRM/Horseware Premier Series Leader, Peter Smyth went with the first of his, Corrib House but Smyth was merely making sure of a Clear round as he stopped the clock well off the place in 56.61.  The pair eventually finished in sixth place.

    Alexander Butler, Gerard Clarke and Capt. Brian Curran Cournane all had a single error in the second round to keep them out of the top six and so the class was left up to Peter Smyth, Greg Broderick and the subsequent winner, Paddy O’Donnell.

    Smyth was the first of the trio to enter the arena with Victoria Rose and the pair set a extremely fast time to shoot to the head of the class in 45.09.

    There didn’t appear to be much of a margin left by Smyth, however, somehow, Greg Broderick managed to better his time with Noel Cawley’s Rincarina.  Broderick kept some very tight lines over the middle part of the course and broke the beam at 43.98 to go to the lead.

    O’Donnell then needed to win the class to be crowned Champion, as with 4 points separating him and Smyth, the win was what was required to take the Titles and that was exactly what they did.

    The combination were winners of the opening round of the TRM/Horseware Premier Series at Louth County and with an exceptionally fast round this afternoon, when it mattered most.  Paddy O’Donnell and Harristown Princess crossed the line in 42.39 to win the class and take both Championship Titles.  Throwing his hat in the air upon the annoucement, O’Donnell and Thomas Power’s Harristown Princess left the arena to a rapturous reception from the spectators.

    As the TRM/Horseware Premier Series and National Show Jumping Champion, Paddy O’Donnell collects a cheque for €5,000 while Harristown Princess’s owner, Thomas Power will be presented with a hand commissioned charcoal drawing by Equine artist Paddy Lennon and that will be presented at the Show Jumpers Awards Ball.

    So this concludes the TRM/Horseware Premier Series for 2013 and with a new Champion in Paddy O’Donnell and Harristown Princess who won by just 0.5 points in one of the most exciting renewals of the Premier Series.

    The outdoor season comes to a close in two weeks time with the conclusion of the TRM/Horseware National Grand Prix League at Barnadown on Saturday 7th September.


    • 1st Paddy O’Donnell/Harristown Princess 0/0 42.39
    • 2nd Greg Broderick/Rincarina 0/0 43.98
    • 3rd Peter Smyth/Victoria Rose 0/0 45.09
    • 4th Eddie Moloney/Chatsworth Dan 0/0 45.32
    • 5th Capt. Michael Kelly/Dollanstown 0/0 47.28
    • 6th Peter Smyth/Corrib House 0/0 56.61
    • 9 in the second round.

    Watch Paddy’s winning round and post win interview.

  4. Newbridge Rugby Football Club announce TRI Equestrian as official team sponsors.

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    The agreement, which involves sponsorship of the adult teams, will be in place until 2016, and includes the presence of the TRI Equestrian logo on the jerseys of the team’s playing shirts.


    The senior team’s first match under the new agreement will take place in August.

    TRI Equestrian is Ireland’s largest retailer of horse and rider apparel, including supplements, tack, clothing, jumps and stable equipment. Their 12,000 sq ft equestrian superstore and café, located on the Curragh is a haven for equestrian enthusiasts with a huge variety of products that cater for all budgets. Their sister company TRM, based in Newbridge, is Europe’s leading manufacturer of nutritional feed supplements for Horses. The companies employ 60 people between their Curragh and Newbridge sites.

    Managing Director, Raoul Masterson, said;

    “TRI Equestrian is a premier brand that aims to be associated with dedicated, successful athletes in all spectrums. It is a great opportunity for our company, that is firmly based in the locality, to align ourselves with a sporting team that nurtures the ethos of a motivated, hardworking and dedicated club.”

    Newbridge Rugby Club’s President Niall Browne was delighted to announce the sponsorship agreement “Our club deeply values this new relationship with TRI Equestrian,” said Browne. “We are delighted to welcome TRI Equestrian on board as sponsors of the men’s adult teams. We look forward to enjoying many successful years for both parties and believe the partnership will facilitate the development of both brands.”

    Newbridge Rugby Club are currently in sixth position in the Leinster League Division 1A.

  5. A launch to announce TRM’s continued support of Team Ireland Equestrian

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    A launch to announce TRM’s continued support of Team Ireland Equestrian as the official supplier of horse supplements took place in TRI Equestrian at the Curragh Co. Kildare on Tuesday of this week.


    Raoul Masterson, Managing Director of TRM said: “It is an honour for TRM to be selected as the Official Nutritional Horse Supplement provider for Team Ireland Equestrian.

    “The association with Horse Sport Ireland, which is in place until 2016, mirrors TRM’s ethos of supporting Irish talent and cements TRM as one of the best nutritional supplements manufacturers in Europe.

    “TRM is a premier brand, with distribution globally to over 60 markets, and so it is a great opportunity for our company to align ourselves beside dedicated, successful athletes in all areas of equine sport.

    “Horse Sport Ireland are doing a fantastic job bringing the Irish Sport Horse to global prominence, and so far the riders have provided us with some thrilling displays of horsemanship, a trend we hope will continue. We look forward to working with the riders and addressing any particular nutritional concerns they may have about their horses.”

    Horse Sport Ireland CEO Damian McDonald commented: “When Horse Sport Ireland established the Team Ireland Equestrian brand our vision was to get successful Irish companies and brands to support Irish riders.

    “TRM is an Irish company which is successful on the global stage and we are delighted that they have come on board again. The products they will be providing to our riders would have a retail value of over €25,000 per annum.”