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"Money In Horses ! ! !" a Breeder's Conference

On Monday 3rd November 2003 at Armagh City Hotel commencing at 7.45p.m.

The 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."

The 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.

Tom 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.

Norman 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.


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