Introducing our Sponsored Rider Alice Wilson!

We here in Mackey Ireland are beyond excited to announce the sponsorship of the extremely talented Alice Wilson and her beautiful string of horses. Alice has been kind enough to us an introduction to her and her horses!    Hello everyone, my name is Ally, I’m 22 from Northern Ireland. I have been riding for 12 years. I run two youtube channels called “Equiially” & “Alfusally” where I post vlogs, riding videos, tutorials, and edited videos of my highs and lows with horses. I have a passion for eventing and show jumping and I am currently competing my lovely little horse Kes at 1M20 SJI & EI100 level. I also …

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Mackey Ireland announces sponsorship of Nicola Boud – one of Ireland’s leading endurance riders

We are dedicated supporters of equestrian sport here in Ireland and are long standing supporters of both the Irish Pony Club and the Showjumping Association of Ireland, not to mention the many local and regional events and teams that we support throughout the year! And we’re delighted to extend this support to a new discipline for us – Endurance, through our sponsorship of leading Irish Endurance rider – Nicola Boud. Nicola is a rider with an abundance of talent and enormous dedication – two things that are essential to succeed in the sport of Endurance riding. We’ll be following Nicola in her training and competition achievements over the coming months …

NutriScience Pony Summer Tour 2016

NutriScience – one of Irelands leading equine health care companies – has recently announced it is to sponsor the 2016 Waterford and Tipperary Pony Summer tour and we at Mackey Ireland are delighted to team up with them to offer budding young showjumpers even more prizes in this fantastic series! The series will commence with the first outdoor show of the year at Ballylawn Show – home of Francis Connors – on the 2nd May and culminate with fantastic finals at three venues in October, Ballinamona Equestrian Centre, Waterford, Tipperary Equestrian Centre, Thurles and The Ballyrafter Centre, Lismore. Three events will come under the NutriScience banner and benefit from extra …

Need a new saddle? Try before you Buy!

A saddle is a major investment and we know just how important it is to get the right style and fit for you and your horse. That’s why we introduced the Mackey test ride service for Bates and Wintec saddles through selected saddle dealers nationwide. The Bates and Wintec brands are two of the world’s leading brands of saddles. While Bates Saddles are renowned worldwide for their superb design and the extraordinary attention to detail that is seen in each and every saddle that carries the Bates badge of honour, the world’s no.1 synthetic saddle – Wintec, offers great design at an exceptional price. Understanding that a new saddle is …

Meet William – showing star, Mackey model and all around talented individual!

Subaltern Will, or William as he is known at home, is a 9 year old Irish Sport Horse who was bred in Co. Galway by Denise Colebrooke. William is a bit of an idol here at Mackeys as he’s been the star of many of our photoshoots and is the stunningly handsome horse you seen in our Lugnaquilla range of rugs. William is always admired, often fawned over and we’ve had so many people ask about him that we decided to oblige and write a blog post dedicated to him! William is by The Artist out of a Stormhill Miller dam. His bloodlines are strong with impressive eventing connections. Bonded …