Thursday, 16 July 2015

Ireland Buying Trip.

Linda has gone to Ireland to hopefully purchase a horse or two.  Two owners, Sally and Pauline, are accompanying her and very much looking forward to seeing what Ireland has to offer.  While Linda is searching generally for new blood for the yard, the three of them are looking specifically for a National Hunt horse for a newly formed syndicate.  The three of them flew out from Gatwick yesterday (Wednesday) evening to meet up with Pat Jones, one of Linda's friends, who is a breeder out there.
Thursday has been spent looking at horses.  The plan for a very full day was to visit  equine establishments from Clare in the east right across to Wexford in the west.  Typical Irish weather made for soggy viewings.

There was just time for Pauline to sample the local brew!

Other refreshment had to be taken when possible to help last out the day, with the prospect of a hearty evening meal when the day's viewing and travelling were over.

A couple of nice horses were seen on Thursday but no decisions made.  More horses to see on Friday.
As expected they had a lovely evening meal at Pipers Inn.

The B & B where they are staying in Tuamgraney, Scariff, has been very comfortable and Teresa Browne the proprietor has provided an excellent breakfast to get their long days started.

 After a morning looking at horses it was a visit to the wonderful Goosers restaurant in Killaloe.

 It wasn't all pubs and restaurants, there was plenty of horse viewing.  Here you can see an inspection of a field of fillies.

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