Horseware Ireland Supports More Champions in the Making.


On the 6th of October, Martin McNamara with Horseware Iguazu and Mary Thompson riding Horseware HLM Fontana competed in a leading challenging Endurance race.

Both competitors had excellent loops against strength competitors. Martin McNamara finished in 3rd place with his horse Horseware Iguazu in fantastic condition. The CI* was over a distance of 82km.

Mary Thompson finished in 5th place with her horse Horseware HLM Fontana in such fantastic form the vets commented: “He could race over another loop.” The CI** was over a distance of 120km.

The weather conditions over the weekend made these races extremely challenging for Martin and Mary and both their mounts. The pair had to reinvent their strategy for tackling these races, contending with torrential ground and corresponding challenging levels of visibility.

The pair are grateful for the support they received from their crew, Emma Thompson, Dermot MacGuinness and Norma Crowe who flew in for the event from Bulgaria.

“The event was so well organised, they were ready for everything. The course was clearly laid out and all involved in the running of the event were professional and knowledgeable. We would like to thank them.”, stated Martin McNamara upon his return.

Martin and Mary both prepared extensively in advance of the race as demonstrated by their successful results. Keeping their horses in top condition and maintaining their health is the pair’s highest priority. They use Sportz-Vibe massage therapy blankets on Horseware Iguazu and Horseware HLM Fontana, keeping them supple and relaxed in the run-up to these challenging courses.


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