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Jack Dodd: Memories and Short stories
June 7, 2022
A cumulation of your memories of and stories about Jack.
Balancing horses’ wellbeing with pursuing success
February 10, 2022
This week, Annette Paterakis discusses balancing horses’ wellbeing with pursuing success, reflecting on developments in the equestrian world and the cascading effects they have on riders’ mentalities.
CES Valencia Tour - Supporting the Jack Dodd Foundation
August 22, 2021
The Jack Dodd Foundation is excited to announce our new partnership with the organisers of the CES Valencia Tour, who approached us earlier this year.
May Movement Month, explained
March 8, 2021
The May Movement Month challenge launches in just under 8 weeks. We thought it would be beneficial to take some time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about MMM and outline why we believe it is important!
Catching up with Derin Demirsoy
August 28, 2020
This weeks interview comes to you from none other than Derin Demirsroy! We were going to label this as part of our '10 Questions' series but, lucky for us, Derin didn't really read through the instructions and answered every single question we sent him so, here goes!
10 Questions with Jonna Ekberg
August 23, 2020
This week we are extremely fortunate to be able to share an interview we conducted with Swedish international showjumper, Jonna Ekberg, for our "10 Questions" interview series!
10 Questions with Alex Duffy
August 19, 2020
This week we are extremely fortunate to be able to share an interview we conducted with Irish international showjumper, Alex Duffy, for our "10 Questions" interview series!
10 Questions with Anikka Axelsson
August 15, 2020
This week we are extremely fortunate to be able to share an interview we conducted with top Swedish international showjumper, Annika Axelsson, for our "10 Questions" interview series!
10 Questions with William Whitaker
August 12, 2020
This week we are extremely fortunate to be able to share an interview we conducted with top international showjumper, William Whitaker, for our "10 Questions" interview series!
Thank you, TRM!
May 30, 2020
The Jack Dodd Foundation would like to wholeheartedly thank TRM for their generous donation!
Introducing: Equi Pro Zone!
April 2, 2020
If, like us, you're starting to go stir-crazy during quarantine, we come bearing good news!
10 Questions with Charles Maudlin
March 2, 2020
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at both shows and at home? Our interview series is all about catching up with various individuals in this exciting sport and getting the low down on their lives. The ups, the downs, and everything in between!
A Christmas Message From The Jack Dodd Foundation
December 24, 2019
Holidays or any kinds of special occasions throughout the year can be tough on the best of us, especially those who have experienced loss. Here at the JDF we understand that and wanted to share some personal messages from the team, as well as giving you an insight on who we are and our own grieving processes over the last year and a half.
Live Auction 2019: Final call for phone bidders!
December 4, 2019
The lots this year are hard to come by so make sure you don't miss out! From bursaries with top riders to tickets to the World Cup in Las Vegas and VIP invitations to the Prague Playoffs, we really do have the BEST sponsors!
10 Questions with Eoin McMahon (except there's 17)
November 25, 2019
Last week we were fortunate to catch the hugely talented Eoin McMahon for our "10 Questions" interview series!
The Christmas list you never knew you were missing
November 22, 2019
The Jack Dodd Foundation has once again teamed up with the Showjumpers Club to host our annual fundraising auction.
8 things everyone should know about running their own business
November 14, 2019
A main focus of the Jack Dodd Foundation is to provide young riders with information that can help them prepare for anything that may come their way in the equestrian sport. We decided to interview a few independent riders, who run their own businesses, to get together a list of key things everyone should know about running their own business
5 Things Every Rider Should Know About Fitness
November 7, 2019
Guest blog from Personal Trainer Lars Jame
10 Questions with Mariel Aguirre
November 3, 2019
This week we interviewed the very talented Mariel Aguirre and talked about all things relating to routine, health and fitness, and the words she lives by!
10 Questions with Michael G Duffy
October 26, 2019
Michael G Duffy talks about his day to day routine, his favourite movies, and the team around him
10 facts about exercise and back pain
October 1, 2019
This weeks blog post is brought to us by the wonderful team at Pain-ed. With back injuries and pain being so common amongst equestrian athletes, we thought it would be beneficial to share 10 facts about the relationship between exercise and back pain.
FEI Solidarity Award - Nomination!
September 25, 2019
The Jack Dodd Foundation has been nominated for the 2019 FEI Solidarity Award! Find out how to vote for us!
Blog: Trish Dodd - A little part of my story
September 19, 2019
Other sections of this website already tell Jack’s story and how the Foundation has come to be. I want to expand a little about the concept of the Foundation and why it exists by telling a little of my story.
How to manage and reduce stress
September 17, 2019
Guest feature from Pain-Ed on how to identify, manage, and reduce stress in a variety of situations
What happens when you make a donation to the Jack Dodd Foundation?
August 1, 2019
Now that the Jack Dodd Foundation has been active for 6 months, we thought we’d give everyone an update on where your very generous donations have been going.
Summer update: Charity shows, the buildup to Ballina Agricultural, and some exciting International news
July 8, 2019
Database developments, the Breeches Brook Equestrian Centre Charity Show, the buildup to Ballina Agricultural show, and confirmation of the Jack Dodd Foundation Grand Prix at CSI*** Bonheiden.
The 2019 Irish Sport Horse Industry Awards Reception, Sponsored by The Jack Dodd Foundation
April 14, 2019
We would like to once again extend our thanks to the Irish Sport Horse Industry Awards In association with TheraPlate Ireland for giving us a the opportunity to share our progress with everyone.
The First Jack Dodd Foundation Jump Fence Premieres at Millstreet 2019 Welcome Tour
April 8, 2019
Millstreet International Horse Show was one of Jack's favourite venues, seeing him from ponies through to horses - We couldn't be happier to see the first Jack Dodd Foundation fence find a home in the International arena.
The Jack Dodd Foundation Premieres at the 2018 Irish Show Jumping Awards Ball in Naas
December 17, 2018
December 15, 2018 marked the 23rd annual Irish Show Jumping Awards ball, and our first public appearance as the Jack Dodd foundation.
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