Committee Members of the Irish Racehorse Claiming Association, Dr. Richard McCormick (right) and Secretary James Mescall.

Committee Members of the Irish Racehorse Claiming Association, Dr. Richard McCormick (right) and Secretary James Mescall.

Drumlough clearing at fence at competition time.

Can oats be fed successfully to showjumpers?

By Dr.Richard McCormick. M.V.B., Dip.Eq.St., M.R.C.V.S.

A common current misconception prevailing amongst the showjumping community is that feeding oats as the primary energy source to showjumpers will cause them to be hyper and less amenable.

A beautiful stallion standing in a shed held by the reins.

Breeder John Cusack began feeding Clonaslee Captain Cristo on Champion Oat Balancer and Roasted Flaxseed in 2016.