Author Archives: TRM Ireland

  1. TRM pledge to make donation to ‘The Jack Dodd Foundation’ for every entry to the New Heights Champions Series 2019

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    The Jack Dodd Foundation was formed in memory of Jack Dodd, who tragically passed away in June of 2018. 

    At its core, The Jack Dodd Foundation aims to be the voice at the end of the phone that Jack was to his friends and family. By taking a multi-level approach, The Foundation aims to be able to create a one-stop-shop for riders facing any uncertainties in their business or personal lives, ensuring they always have someone to contact about any troubles they may encounter through the duration of their careers. By opening our doors and hearts, we hope to encourage others to open theirs and pave the way to a heightened community and network. 

    The Jack Dodd Foundation was formed in memory of  Mayo born, Irish International Showjumper, Jack Dodd, who tragically passed away in June of 2018. 

    Jack Dodd

    Speaking ahead of the series earlier this year, TRM Managing Director Raoul Masterson said: “2019 will mark the 9th consecutive season for TRM’s support of top level Showjumping in Ireland……Jack Dodd is a character that’s really missed in Irish Showjumping , to honour Jack’s memory TRM will be making a donation to ‘The Jack Dodd Foundation’ for every entry made  into the New Heights Champions Series 2019″

    David & Trish Dodd at the TRM headquarters

    Whilst visiting TRM headquarters in Co. Kildare Jack’s parents Trish and David stated: “The Jack Dodd Foundation fund will be available to riders and their families in times of need. We received enormous help after Jacks accident and will ensure this support continually remains to anyone within our sport. Further, our database will provide contacts from various industries, including Business/Professional Services, Personal development, Health & Nutrition, and Marketing.”

    The foundation also supports three Charities whose work is ongoing, The Brain Battle Fund at Maastricht University Hospital, The Irish Kidney Foundation, and the Irish Injured Riders Fund. 

    For further information, please consult the website, www.jackdoddfoundation.org, or contact [email protected]

    Thank you to David & Trish Dodd who visited the TRM headquarters this week.

    David & Trish Dodd at the TRM headquarters
    along with TRM Marketing Manager, Elaine Hatton
  2. Tim MacDonagh wins Omagh leg of the TRM |HSI New Heights Champions Series

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    Galway’s Tim MacDonagh and the Jackie Lee-owned gelding Hollypark Galloway claimed victory in Saturday’s fifth round of the TRM/Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series at Omagh Show in Co Tyrone.

    One of just five combinations to jump clear in the opening round, they completed a faultless performance when crossing the line clear in 49.59 seconds in the jump-off to take the winners prize. Waterford’s Tholm Keane and BMH Big Time added to their league points tally with a runner-up finish when clear in 50.38.

    The only other double clear round came from Kevin Gallagher and Ballypatrick Flamenco who took third place in 54.30. League leaders, Francis Connors and Erne Ladygoldilocks, posted the fastest four fault round of the jump-off (50.02) to finish fourth, just ahead of Robert Harrison and Landlystes Rublina in fifth (52.25). James Hogg and Intuitive completed the top six with the fastest four fault score of the first round.

    The next round of the TRM/Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series will take place at Cork Summer Show on Sunday July 14th.

  3. Irish Polocrosse Team Visits TRM Headquarters

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    Team Ireland headed down to the TRM Nutrition headquarters to meet the TRM team and pick up some fantastic sponsored products for their trip to France this August

    Speaking on the partnership, Team Manager Lisa Galvin-Reilly said “The Irish Polocrosse Association are delighted to have TRM on board once again as a major sponsor for the 2019 European Challenge Team!  We are looking forward to working with them and their team again this summer! “

    The team are now in training for the European Challenge Tour, which will take place this year in Calais, France on the will take place on the 10th & 11th of August 2019.

    The European Challenge Tour was held last year in the Holland and was a massive success for the young Irish team who finished up in 2nd place. 

  4. TRM and TRI announce official partnership with Yvonne Connolly to support Irish Injured Jockeys Fund

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    The sister companies TRM – leading manufacture of equine supplements and TRI – equestrian superstore, based in The Curragh, have announced their support of Yvonne Connolly in her bid to complete the Corinthians Challenge.

    The Corinthians Challenge series in aid of the Injured Jockeys offers participants a once in a lifetime opportunity, the chance to experience what it is like to be a jockey riding at some of Ireland’s best tracks.

    One of Ireland’s best-known television personalities, Yvonne Connolly has stepped up to the challenge of race riding at The Curragh, Leopardstown and Cork. Yvonne who will be fully supported by TRM and TRI, is training with renowned trainer Jessica Harrington and has already passed her RACE assessment. Yvonne is not a total novice on horseback but not only has it been almost 25 years since she did any serious riding, before facing this challenge she had never ridden a Thoroughbred Horse.
    Speaking on the announcement TRM’s Managing Director Raoul Masterson said: “Yvonne is a very brave lady and a superb role model to anyone considering taking up horse riding. Most importantly for us, the Corinthian Challenge Charity Race helps to raise much needed funds for the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund, a charity that offers so much support to the true heroes of our industry and we are delighted to have the opportunity to support this charity in a very unique way”

    Yvonne Connolly commented:
    “With encouragement from my friends and family I agreed to do the Corinthian Challenge. Past participants Tracy Piggott, SallyAnn Grassick and Jessica O Gara assured me it was a once in a lifetime experience. The cause was at the forefront of my mind and one of the main reasons I have decided to face my fears. Fundraising and raising the profile for Irish injured jockeys is very important to me and I can’t thank TRM and TRI equestrian for immediately offering to be my main sponsor, a testament to their continued vital support of IIJ. To train at Jessica Harrington Racing is a dream come true and also greatly appreciated. I’m very much looking forward to racing at 3 of Ireland’s finest racecourses, The Curragh, Cork and Leopardstown “

  5. TRM announce official partnership with Mount St John Stud

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    TRM have announced an exclusive equine supplement partnership with the world-renowned dressage competition and breeding enterprise that is Mount St John Stud.

     Emma Blundell, Managing Director Mount St John; Tom Barrett, TRM’s UK Sales Manager and Sam Duckworth, Mount St John

    Mount St John specialise in breeding dressage horses of the highest standard. This includes a high proportion of embryo transfers from elite sport mares currently competing. Mount St John also have several competition horses in training with elite dressage riders.

    The stud will open its doors to the public on Saturday the 18thMay, giving Dressage enthusiasts the chance to see the beautiful facilities, their first-born foals of the season, young horses under saddle and some of the older mares in training up to Grand Prix. It will be a fantastic chance to meet dressage royalty both equine and human!

    TRM will be present on the day and will ensure nobody goes away empty handed.

    Sam Duckworth

    Speaking about partnership the TRM’s UK Sales Manager – Tom Barrett commented:

    “Since first visiting Mount St John and working with Emma and her team I was impressed with everything they do. Absolutely Nothing is left to chance, I’m thrilled that Emma and Mount St John wanted to work more closely with TRM. It’s going to be a magnificent partnership.” 

    Emma Blundell, Managing Director Mount St John; Tom Barrett, TRM’s UK Sales Manager and Sam Duckworth, Mount St John

    Commenting on the announcement Emma Blundell, Mount St Johns managing Director:

    “Here at Mount St John we believe in ‘Quality without Compromise’ that is why our partnership with TRM is an excellent fit. TRM provide us with quality and excellence in every single supplement they provide. Within their range there is a solution to all the nutritional needs for both breeding and competition horses.”