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May 13, 2024

McEvoy leads the Plusvital Premier Series after stellar start

The first leg of this year’s Plusvital Showjumping Ireland Premier Series got off to a stellar start at Barnadown Showjumping over the weekend. Sunday’s 1.50meter Grand Prix saw forty six combinations declare to jump with many of Ireland’s young riders lining out to try for their chance at the €15,000 prize fund. The John Doyle…

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May 2, 2024

Plusvital Announces Sponsorship of Showjumping Ireland Premier Series

Plusvital is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the prestigious Showjumping Ireland Premier Series. This three year agreement will see Plusvital act as the title sponsor of the six-part Grand Prix series for 2024 through to 2026, and underscores Plusvital’s commitment to supporting excellence in equestrian sport and promoting the well-being of equine athletes. The…

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April 10, 2024

Gut health and the relation to stress in the horse

Plusvital’s Chief Technical Office Rebecca Watson explains the relationship between gut health and equine stress.  Stress and gut health are intricately linked in horses, with stress often exerting a significant impact on the delicate balance of microbes that live in the horse’s gut. The gastrointestinal tract is highly sensitive to changes in the horse’s environment,…

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April 4, 2024

Stallion supplementation for breeding season

Rebecca Watson, Chief Technical Officer at Plusvital considered the role of nutrition plays in managing stallions throughout the breeding season. Stallion nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining fertility, especially when freezing and chilling semen for Artificial Insemination (AI). To ensure optimal semen quality for cryopreservation, stallions require a carefully balanced diet rich in key…

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October 4, 2023

NEW SUPPLEMENTS BRAND AMBASSADOR FRANCIS DERWIN JR

Plusvital are delighted to welcome Francis Derwin Jr on board as our newest Supplements Brand Ambassador. One of Ireland’s leading young riders, Frano has risen through the ranks of pony showjumping collecting a European gold medal for Team Ireland along way. A consistent performer, he jumped as part of the 2022 European Bronze medaling Irish…

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September 15, 2023

DNA test identifies Traditional Irish Horses

A new genetic test to identify Traditional Irish Horses has been developed in response to concerns over the dilution of the Irish Sport Horse gene pool by European warmblood horses. The research behind the test was published this week in the peer-reviewed Journal of Genetic Resources in a paper entitled “The genetic composition of the…

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July 21, 2023

RDS BREEDERS’ TALK RETURNS TO THE DUBLIN HORSE SHOW SPONSORED BY PLUSVITAL

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2022, the RDS Breeders’ Talk returns to this year’s Dublin Horse Show. Plusvital are delighted to announce it’s title sponsorship of this year’s event, which takes place on Saturday 12th August. Hosted by ‘Big Talk for Breeders” podcast host Michael Doherty, the event will consist of four…

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July 14, 2023

RAMPAGE TAKES THE PLUSVITAL SUPPLEMENTS HANDICAP AT LEOPARDSTOWN SUMMER SERIES

Race goers were back at it last night as the fourth meeting of the Plusvital Trainers Championship at Leopardstown Race Course Summer Series got underway. The rain stayed away to see the favourite Rampage take the Plusvital Supplements Handicap. Trained by Tom McCourt and ridden to victory by James Ryan, both winning trainer and breeder…

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July 7, 2023

Plusvital to power The Curragh August Series Trainers Championship

Plusvital are delighted to announce partnership with The Curragh racecourse of the August Summer Series. Four race meetings will take place over the August weekends this summer. Starting on Saturday 12th August featuring the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, Future Champions Day which takes place on 19th August with the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Futurty Stakes and…

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June 15, 2023

Summer racing off to a flying start

The second of this year’s Leopardstown Summer Series race meetings gets underway tonight, June 15th. With trainers already stacking up the points on the Plusvital Trainers Championship leader board from the first race meeting of the series on June 8th the evening also saw the crowd pleasing Coeur D’or lead the pack home in the…

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June 1, 2023

Plusvital & Leopardstown team up for Summer Series Trainers Championship

Leopardstown Racecourse have today announced that Irish equine science company Plusvital will sponsor the Plusvital Leopardstown Summer Series Trainers Championship which will be run over eight Thursday evening fixtures, beginning next week and running to August 24.  Each trainer will receive points for their successes at each of the meetings, with the overall winner taking…

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May 30, 2023

BEAT THE HEAT: HOW ELECTROLYTES WORK

As the summer weather has well & truly arrived here are some things to consider in managing your horse’s hydration & mineral levels. Even when horses are not engaging in exercise they will passively start to loss moisture through  evaporative from the skin. In a moderate temperature range of  5-20oC this can be up to…

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