Kilkenny residents Martin and Helen Carway are suing Walter and Jonathan Reape over a €67k show-jumping pony that was purchased for their daughter. They are suing the Reape family and their company Northerly, Ltd claiming that they had promised the Carway family that their new pony would jump.
It is said the pony was considered a “stopper” and refused to jump when taken to events in 2012. Since this discovery, the pony has not been ridden by the daughter and remains in a stable in Wales.
Walter and Jonathan Reape state that they agreed to replace the pony if it did not work out, but they claim to never have agreed to taking the pony back and refunding the Carways the money. The Reape family explains that they have tried to work out the issue with the Carways, but they could not find a replacement for them.
The Carways were now seeking an order for specific performance of the agreement that the defendants would take the animal back, along with costs of stabling the animal since 2012 and damages, counsel said.
The case continues.