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State rejects claims of inappropriate state aid for Horse Sport Ireland

HSI is currently the subject of two complaints to the European Commission from the operators of two studbooks

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
30th December, 2018

The Department of Agriculture has said it is “confident” that its rebuttal of allegations of inappropriate state aid of Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) is “solid and robust”.

HSI is currently the subject of two complaints to the European Commission from the operators of two studbooks. The national governing body for all equestrian sport in Ireland, it also manages a studbook - effectively a register of horses’ lineage - which generates an...

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