Increase in equestrian tourism in Ireland thanks to Clane woman

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Henry Bauress

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Increase in equestrian tourism in Ireland thanks to Clane woman

A trip to China by Clane horsewoman, Niamh O’Huid, last year to speak about equestrian tourism in Ireland looks as if it is starting to pay some dividends.

Niamh is one of the main organisers of the TREC 13th National Championship from May 17-19 coming.

“We are delighted to be welcoming International riders, many of whom were persuaded to travel to Ireland following the presentation on equestrian tourism I gave on behalf of TREC Ireland on my visit to China last year,” she said.

Along with Ailbhe Gavin and Diana Ó’Uid, Niamh is organising the event at Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre, Borrisoleigh.

TREC has its roots in tourism, with sightseeing on horseback allowing tourists to see a beautiful side of Ireland.

Niamh is looking forward to the event. “The Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre, which won an EU Business Irish Enterprise Award for Best Equestrian Centre and BnB in Munster, is the ideal location for our 2019 Championships, ” said Niamh.

The TREC Ireland 2019 Championships has hit a record number of entries with 62 competitors from all corners of Ireland and a number of International riders coming to take part in the Irish leg of the 2019 European Cup league. Nine competitors will travel from the UK, two from USA.

“For the first time ever we will be welcoming a rider from Denmark and two from Russia,” said Niamh.

The TREC Ireland 2019 Championships is kindly supported by a number of sponsors including Loughway Stud, a Kildare based livery, competition and training yard run by Feaha Moore.