The first official history of the Irish Army Equitation School. Here, recounted in great detail and with stunning photographs, are the great highs and lows; the heartbreaks and excitements of top flight international competition. Includes all the famous riders and horses.
The first official history of the Irish Army Equitation School. From its tentative beginning back in the post War of Independence days of 1926 right to the present, the Irish Army Equitation School has been assigned what has been termed the “most extraordinary mission impossible” – of plucking raw young recruits from within the Cadet Corps, training them to the highest level of horsemanship, mounting them on jumpers bred on the farms of Ireland and sending them out to compete against the international stars of equestrian sport at events around the world.
Here, recounted in great detail and with stunning photographs, are the great highs and lows; the heartbreaks and excitements of top flight international competition in which the Army riders have always endeavoured to punch above their weight.
'beautifully illustrated and is a real treat for anyone with an interest in Ireland, Irish horses or the Army Equitation School'
'affectionate tribute to the equitation school'
'This is an attractive book with a magaziney layout and full of photos of horses and riders'
'comfortingly proves that even when the country’s situation is grim, there remains some things us Irish still do extraordinarily well'
'fascinating ... an immaculately researched and beautifully presented book ... detailed information and stunning photos ...The brilliant photographs, on almost every page, provide an insightful pictorial story that brings the colourful Irish people and ho