Kevin Babington conducts a horse riding lesson by speaking to his students through wireless headsets from his back porch in Loxahatchee, Florida. Photograph: Saul Martinez/NYT

The Hampton Classic is an unlikely scene for a disaster. In videos, the late summer sun is splitting the spaces between the stands. The tops of the tr(...)

Ireland’s Cian O’Connor and Waterford Crystal celebrate winning the gold medal at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

On the morning of the individual showjumping competition at the 2012 Olympics, Cian O’Connor got out of bed at six o’clock and took his competition wh(...)

Ireland’s Shane Sweetnam and Chaqui Z in action. Photograph: Sportfot

Cork’s Shane Sweetnam finished second in Sunday’s featured class at the Palm Beach Equestrian Centre in Wellington, Florida, the $214,000 four-star Gr(...)

Paul O’Shea was victorious in Kentucky. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland’s Paul O’Shea won Saturday’s Grand Prix in Lexington, Kentucky riding the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu. Fro(...)

Debbie Lane, presenting the Barry Louise Lane Perpetual Memorial Trophy, with ringmaster Steve Rector and Kevin Babington on Mark Q. Photograph: Sportfot

An extended weekend of action for Ireland’s international show jumpers concluded on Sunday at Deerirdge Farm in Wellington, Florida where Conor Swail (...)

Daniel Coyle and Farrel in action in Wellington, Florida. Photograph: Sportfot

Although the first FEI class at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida doesn’t take place until Wednesday, Irish riders have already been competing(...)

Cian O’Connor wants a winning mentality to return to the Irish team. Photograph: Inpho

A second clear round from Cian O’Connor on Seringat sealed victory for Ireland in Friday’s FEI Nations’ Cup in Ocala, Florida. The team of Cork nativ(...)

 Egypt’s Sameh El Dahan on Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier clears the final jump to win the Land Rover Puissance.  Photograph: Gary Carr/INPHO

American Kent Farrington’s flight to Europe with his superb team of horses paid off when he collected the Irish Trophy and €66,000 in the Longines G(...)

Trevor Coyle on Cruising at the Dublin Horse Show in 1997. Photograph: Lorraine O ‘Sullivan / Inpho

Cruising, the world famous Irish show jumping stallion which died last year, was successfully cloned by his owner Mary McCann, it was revealed on Frid(...)