There were equine stars a-plenty at last Sunday’s Clonmel Show, from the Garda mounted unit (on show alongside the armed response unit and the sniffer dogs), to the donkey derby, and Grand Prix showjumping (won by rider Micheal Pender).
Something more exotic was provided by the Alpaca Association of Ireland; their cuddly animals were a major attraction.
Championship winners included:
Coolmore Thoroughbred Broodmare:
1. John Roche, Foulksmills, Co Wexford. 2 Peter Byrne, Navan, Co Meath. 3 Claudine Corrigan, Kildinan, Co Cork. 4 John Roche, Foulksmills, Co Wexford.
Best Colt Foal:
Best Filly Foal:
Supreme inter-breed beef champion:
Owen Hester, Castlerea, Co Roscommon (see picture on page 9).
Martin Ryan, Cabra, Thurles.
David Pearson, Ballacolla, Co Laois.
Garret Behan, Portlaoise.
Trevor Dudley, Thurles.
Keith and Caroline Vickery, Rosscarbery, Co Cork.
PJ, Carmel and Martin Kelly, Ricketstown, Co Carlow.
Irwin Stanley, Ballacolla, Co Laois.
Jim and Doireann Mulhall, Danville, Co Kilkenny
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