- Posted September 24, 2012 by
Ireland’s first crop of world class show-jumper foals due early 2013
The foals were conceived at the new state of the art Equine AI Centre at Borovalley Veterinary Clinic built by veterinary surgeons Justin Browne and Simon Fahy in the heart of County Wexford a few kilometres from the National Ploughing Championships there.
Foals conceived at the Borovalley Equine AI Centre are from leading stallions including the deceased all-time world great sire Darco, current Rolex World cup winner, Flexible, and Arko, Billy Congo, and Ramiro B.
Justin Browne, a director of Borovalley Equine AI Centre, speaking to members of the Press at the National Ploughing championships at Heathpark, Ballinaboola, near New Ross said that Irish sport horse breeders have dropped dramatically in the world rankings for the production of show jumpers.
He said this drop in the world rankings is in part due to the limited access the Irish breeder has to the top sires.
He said: “At Borovalley we trawled Europe and the USA to provide a solution to this problem and we now have a large range of semen in storage from the top sires in the world.
“Numerous fertility tests were performed on stallions during the breeding season at our clinic as part of pre-purchase examinations or as part of fertility investigations. We collected semen from performing colts at Borovalley Equine AI Centre and we stored it frozen for use on mares while the colts are on the show jumping circuit.
“We also offered an embryo transfer service at the clinic targeted at the high performance jumping fillies to allow them to remain in competition while donating embryos to recipient mares,” he said.
Borovalley Veterinary Clinic, Ballybrittas, Bree, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
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