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HSI seeks venue applications for the 2018 Foal Championships

Following the success of the HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship in recent years Horse Sport Ireland are now seeking venue applications for 2018.

HSI Sport Horse and Sport Pony Foal Championship 2018

The HSI Foal Championship has a very generous prize fund and will aim to identify, evaluate and reward breeders who have bred a foal that has the potential to be competitive at the highest international level in the disciplines of showjumping or eventing.

This year there will be 5 regional qualifiers held between August and September with separate sections for potential showjumping foals and potential eventing foals.   Foals will be permitted to enter one regional qualifier but will not be confined to entering the qualifier in their own region.  At each of the qualifiers 4 foals will be selected for the Final; the best show jumping type colt and filly, and the best eventing type colt and filly.

The final will take place at the end of September or early October and two Champions will be named, Champion Showjumping Foal and Champion Eventing Foal.  There will also be a special prize for the overall best traditionally-bred foal.

HSI are now seeking applications from existing shows and venues interested in hosting a regional qualifier and/or final.  The closing date for applications is Monday 11th June 2018.   For the venue application please download the form HERE.

 

Three and Four Year Old Loose Filly Competition
Cavan Equestrian Centre on Friday, 1st December 2017 at 4.30pm

CLICK HERE for the Three Year Old Start List for Cavan EC Loose Jumping Filly Competition

CLICK HERE for the Four Year Old Start List for Cavan EC Loose Jumping Filly Competition

Topflight Equestrian Centre Kilkenny on Monday, 4th December 2017 at 5pm.

Closing date for entries is Friday, 1st December

Contact the venue to pre-enter at show.office@cavanequestrian.com

These competitions are for three and four year old fillies with a passport issued by a Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) approved Studbook. The competition is to identify performance fillies at a young age that may be suitable for the broodmare herd and also provide industry experts available at the competition to give advice to owners on breeding decisions for the 2018 season. Fillies may be linear profiled for research at these events.

Horse passports must be available for inspection by staff and judges at the competitions.

Scoring will be judged out of 110 and will be based on:

  Out of 110
Functional conformation  20
Canter 30
Technique 20
Scope 20
Reflexes 10
Attitude 10

In the event of a tie, the horse with the highest score for ‘Technique’ will be the winner.

Horses may be called back into the arena to jump a bigger fence before the final adjudication at the judge’s discretion.

Competition Prize Fund (€6,000 per venue – Two competitions 3&4YO at each venue)

Placing Prize Money
1st   €1,250
2nd €750
3rd €500
4th €250
5th €250

 

HSI 2017 SPORT HORSE FOAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 

Horse Sport Ireland is pleased to announce the dates and venues for the qualifiers of the Sport Horse Foal Championship 2017.  The Championship, with a very generous prize fund of almost €30,000, aims to identify, evaluate and reward breeders who have bred a foal that has the potential to be competitive at the highest International level in the disciplines of show jumping or eventing.

This year there will be 6 regional qualifiers held in July and August with separate sections for potential showjumping foals and potential eventing foals.   Foals will be permitted to enter one regional qualifier but will not be confined to entering the qualifier in their own region.  €3,000 in prize money will be on offer at each of the qualifiers where 4 foals will be selected for the Final; the best show jumping type colt and filly, and the best eventing type colt and filly.

The final for this Championship will be announced in the next few days where a pot of €10,000 will be on offer and two Champions will be named, Champion Showjumping Foal and Champion Eventing Foal. There will also be a special prize for the overall best traditionally-bred foal.

Regional Championship Venue Date Closing Date
Region 1

Wicklow, Louth, Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Meath, Westmeath, Dublin

Coilog Equestrian Centre, Kilmeague, Co Kildare Friday 4th August 2017 CLOSING DATE Friday 21st July 2017
Entries directly to the show:
gwen@coilog.com or call 045 860842
Region 2

Tipperary, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny

Wexford Equestrian, Tomhaggard, Co. Wexford Tuesday 22nd August 2017 CLOSING DATE Tuesday 8th August 2017
Entries directly to the show: www.wexfordequestrian.ie or call 087 6613088
Region 3

Waterford, Kerry, Limerick, Cork

Newcastle West Show Castlemahon, Co. Limerick Sunday 16th July 2017

 

CLOSING DATE Friday 7th July 2017
Entries directly to the show:  entries@newcastlewestshow.com Sean Mcauliffe, Rathpalatine, Broadford, Via Charleville, Co Limerick – or call Donal Lynch on 087 2561813
Region 4

Mayo, Galway, Clare

Galway Equestrian Centre, Peakroe, Athenry, Galway Saturday 26th August 2017

 

CLOSING DATE Friday 11th August 2017
Entries directly to the show: galwayequestrian@eircom.net or call 086 1713601
Region 5

Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Longford, Roscommon

Tubberbride Stables, Co. Sligo Tuesday 29th August 2017

 

CLOSING DATE Tuesday 15th August 2017
Entries directly to the show:  noeleenkerins14@gmail.com or call 087 6712200
Northern Ireland The Meadows Equestrian Centre Lurgan, Co. Armagh Friday 18th  August 2017 CLOSING DATE Friday 4th August 2017
Entries directly to the show: www.themec.co.uk or call 0044 28 38322417

 

 

Foals must also be registered in a studbook (pending DNA where this can be verified by the studbook is acceptable) that is a member of the WBFSH or Weatherbys and must be shown with their dams.

For further information on the Championship please download the Competitors Information Note (This note has been updated)

Horse Sport Ireland will need completed entries in order to analyse the submitted application for pedigree points.

Please note: Only pedigree and performance information supplied by the entrant will be included in assessment of the damline pedigree score. The onus is on the entrant to supply full performance details for the damline (dam, maternal granddam or maternal great granddam) to HSI. Only the information when verified will be included in the calculations of the pedigree score for the qualifiers.

 

Entry Forms

CLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship Qualifier at CoilOg Equestrian Centre (Region 1)

CLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship Qualifier at Wexford Equestrian Centre (Region 2)

CLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship Qualifier at Newcastle West Show (Region 3)

CLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship Qualifier at Galway Equestrian Centre (Region 4)

CLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship Qualifier at Tubberbride Stables (Region 5)

CLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship Qualifier at The Meadows Equestrian Centre (NI)

2016 ISH STUDBOOK YOUNG HORSE EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIP

This year Horse Sport Ireland is introducing a new ISH Studbook Young Horse Eventing Championship which will take place at the Ballindenisk International Horse Trials, Co. Cork, on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2016.  This Championship aims to identify, evaluate and reward owners of young horses that are capable of performing at the highest level in international eventing and will replace the ISH Studbook Eventing Series for this year.

The Championship will have an overall prize fund of €25,000 and will consist of classes for 4, 5 and 6 year old horses and a class for 5 and 6 year old ponies.  The winner of the 6 year Old class will be presented the Michael Leonard Trophy.  Further details, including a breakdown of the prize fund, the format for the Championship, eligibility and qualifying criteria can be downloaded HERE.

Commenting on the inaugural ISH Studbook Young Horse Eventing Championship, HSI Director of Breeding and Programmes, Alison Corbally stated “Similar young horse championships are well established in other countries and we hope to emulate their success and provide breeders and producers of Irish event horses with the opportunity to win significant prize money and promote their horses to national and international buyers.”

Venue announced for the HSI Show Jumping Mare Championship

HSI is delighted to announce that the 2016 HSI Showjumping Mare Championships will take place at Cavan Equestrian Centre. The qualifier will take place on Friday 21st October and the final on Sunday 23rd October 2016.  A prize fund of €15,000 will be on offer for the Championships which is open to 5 and 6 year old mares that are registered in a studbook that is a member of the WBFSH, or registered with Weatherbys.

Commenting on the Championships, Alison Corbally, HSI Director of Breeding and Programmes, “We are expecting the Mare Championships to attract the best young show jumping mares in Ireland as there is a significant prize fund on offer.  €4,000 of the prize fund is allocated to breeding incentives to encourage the owners of the highest placed mares to breed form them early in their career.  We hope the Championships generate a lot of interest within the industry and raise the profile of our young and talented mares.”

Click HERE for further details on the HSI Showjumping Mare Championship.

 

HSI MARES EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIP

The HSI Mares Eventing Championship will take place at Lisgarvan House on Sunday 11 September.

The aim of the HSI Mares Eventing Championship is to identify, evaluate and reward owners of mares that are capable of performing at the highest level in international eventing and are suitable for producing progeny that would be competitive at the highest level in international eventing.

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA

Mares must be 5 or 6 years of age and registered in a studbook that is a member of the WBFSH or registered with Weatherbys.  They must also be registered with Eventing Ireland.

In order to qualify for the HSI Mares Eventing Championship, the mare must have completed in an Eventing Ireland event, asfollows:

  • 5 yo mares must have completed one clear round jumping xc at EI100
  • 6 yo mares must have completed one clear round jumping xc at CNC1*

·    All riders and horses must be registered with Eventing Ireland and must have gained qualifications as a combination.

FORMAT OF THE HSI MARES EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIP

The HSI Mares Eventing Championship classes will be split into age classes.  The 5yo will compete the dressage, show jumping and cross country phases at EI100 level and the 6yo to CNC1*, as per Eventing Ireland rules.

AGE DRESSAGE SJ XC
5 year old Championship Test BE105 1m max 1m max
6 year old Championship Test BE113 1.15m max 1.10m max

PRIZE MONEY

€15,000 to be allocated between horse and breeders prizes. A €3000 amount will be retained in a separate fund by HSI, which will be distributed as so €1000 to the owner of the first placed mare and €500 tothe owner of the second placed mares at the time they register with the ISH Studbook the first progeny of these mares bred to a 4* or 5* stallion or an approved Thoroughbred stallion or a preliminary approved stallion with a breeding value greater than 140.  A time limit of 5years shall be placed on this fund

Matron Scheme

  • Any 6yo eligible mare with a foal registered on the IHR will be allowed to compete in the 5yo class
  • Any 7yo eligible mare with a foal registered on the IHR will be allowed to compete in the 6yo class
  • Please note the onus is onthe owner to apply for the Matron Scheme prior to their entry being submitted
  • All Matron Scheme applications should come to Antonette Doran adoran@horsesportireland.ie  or 045 854514