Last Chance to Apply for the Horse Sport Ireland Embyro Transfer Grant

  • 23 August 2018, 16:18

Closing date: Friday 31st August 2018

Based of the success of the Embyro Transfer Scheme in 2017, a further €40,000 in funding has been approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to run the scheme again in 2018. The scheme aims to increase genetic improvement by maximising the genetic potential of Ireland’s top class performance mares.

Columbcille Gipsy (ISH) an embryo transfer foal and 6 year old World Champion at Lanaken in 2017.


For further information and application forms please visit the Horse Sport Ireland website:

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Embryo Transfer colt foal by Je T’Aime Flamenco x Ardnehue Diamond Cruiser, owner Pat Keogh



Padraig McCarthy, International Event Rider, and Team Ireland Eventing Quad Member WEG 2018: “I believe that the Embryo Transfer Scheme is probably the most significant initiative from HSI to support the breeding, and breeders of top class young horses in recent years. I am delighted to have two mares who qualify for the scheme, and the grants provided per embryo makes it possible/affordable to produce multiple pregnancies from a good mare in each breeding season.

From a national perspective the scheme is leading to an increase in the number of high quality foals born each year in Ireland and is simultaneously incentivising breeders to invest in top class breeding mares who are eligible for the scheme”.



Application Forms and supplementary information MUST be received by Friday 31st August

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