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Senator Calls For The Re-Location Of The Army Equitation School To Kildare.

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The county is already home to the Defence Forces Headquarters, and its training school.

There are calls for the relocation of the  Army Equitation School from McKee Barracks in Dublin to The Curragh Camp.

The school was established in 1926.

Army riders have represented Ireland at Olympic, World and European Championship level in Show-jumping and Three Day Eventing.

Kildare is home to the Defence Forces Headquarters, and its training school.

It is also the equestrian epicentre of Ireland, with most horse racing, riding and breeding representative bodies based here.

Kildare Fianna Fáil Senator, says the school, and Horse Sport Ireland, should be co-located on the Curragh.

“I also believe that Horse Sport Ireland would be a great addition to the Curragh, and if located near the Army Equitation school, that it could be mutually beneficial for them both”

“Horse Sport Ireland is responsible for all equestrian elements in Ireland, from breeding to competitions, and are looking for a more permanent home. It makes sense that that home would be on the Curragh”

“Security is an incredibly important aspect of the equine industry, and there would be nowhere safer for Horse Sport Ireland to locate themselves than beside the Army equitation School”

 

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