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Tommy Wade by Tom O’Donoghue

Tommy Wade; Tipperary’s showjumping legend

By Tom O’Donoghue

Born in 1938 in Goolds Cross, Tipperary, Tommy Wade was an Irish Showjumping legend who passed away in 2018. So many will recall Tommy Wade on the great little ‘Dundrum’ winning grand prix and Nations cups around Europe in the early 1960s including winning the Aga Khan Trophy in 1963 and 1968.

In 1963 Tommy won all five international classes at the Dublin Horse Show, a feat that speaks volumes for the drive and determination of the man. In 1967 Wade and ‘Dundrum’ were the undisputed kings of the green ring. In that year and years proceeding, Wade had captured prizes at almost every major international…..Read more

Tommy Wade [course builder] receiving a trophy at Holycross Show
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