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About the Horse Retail Project Team 2014

The IFA Horse Project Team represents farmer horse breeders in both the Sport horse and Thoroughbred horse industries.

  • IFA holds a seat on the Horse Racing Ireland Foal Levy Committee
  • IFA represents equine breeders on all issues affecting the sector and meets with the Department of Agriculture on their behalf.
  • IFA liaises with all representative bodies in the equine sector including Horse Sport Ireland (HSI), Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), the Equine Centre and Weatherbys Ireland.

IFA Horse Chairman

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  • James Murphy
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James Murphy is Chairman of the IFA Horse Retail Project Team. He also currently holds the position of IFA South Leinster Chairman. Prior to this, James was National Chairman of the IFA Sheep Committee. James hails from Inistioge in Co. Kilkenny where he has an extensive livestock, tillage and equine breeding enterprise

IFA Horse Executive

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Elaine holds a degree in Agricultural Science from UCD. She has worked in IFA for the last 21 years and currently holds the roles of Horses, Oireachtas, Retail and Horticulture Executive.

Prior to this, she held the role of Executive to the IFA Sugar Beet section and the IFA Farm Forestry Committee. Elaine was President of the ASA in 2008/09.

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