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Horse Sport Ireland Announces Details of New Embyro Transfer Scheme
Horse Sport Ireland is happy to announce that a fund of €75,000 will be available for a new Embyro Transfer Scheme in 2017. This new scheme, which is being funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, will aim to increase genetic improvement by maximising the genetic potential of Ireland’s top class performance mares.
The scheme is open to mares that are 3 years or older, are registered in a DAFM approved studbook and meet the 4* or 5* performance or progeny/full sister performance requirements (see application form for details). The embryo transfer must take place at a designated clinic after the 8th June and an application must be submitted before the 31st August 2017. A payment of €700 per embryo will be payable to the owner upon submission of a veterinary declaration confirming that the recipient has been scanned in foal after 60 days. Mare owners can apply for funding for up to 4 embryos under the scheme in 2017. Semen used for the embryo transfers must be from stallions which are Approved in a WBFSH studbook or a pony studbook approved by DAFM.
Speaking about the new breeding initiative, HSI Director of Breeding and Programmes, Alison Corbally said “This initiative has been developed in line with recommendation R.1.2 from Reaching New Heights which advocates the increased usage of AI and ET in order to accelerate the dissemination of superior genes. The scheme will benefit the owners of performance mares, or mares that have already produced top class performance horses, through the support of the Embyro Transfer process. Many of these mares may not otherwise be available to contribute to the breeding of sport horses in Ireland as their owners may wish for them to remain in competition or they may be incapable of carrying a foal to term. We are very grateful to the Department of Agriculture for their support with this initiative.”
Application forms for mare owners wishing to participate in the scheme are available to download HERE.
For further information on the Embryo Transfer Scheme please contact the Scheme’s co-ordinator Antonette Doran at 045 854508 or email email@example.com
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|
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 045 860842
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
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: email@example.com Sean Mcauliffe, Rathpalatine, Broadford, Via Charleville, Co Limerick – or call Donal Lynch on 087 2561813
Mayo, Galway, Clare
|Galway Equestrian Centre, Peakroe, Athenry, Galway||Saturday 26th August 2017
|CLOSING DATE Friday 11th August 2017
Entries directly to the show: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 086 1713601
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: email@example.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.
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.
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.
|5 year old||Championship Test BE105||1m max||1m max|
|6 year old||Championship Test BE113||1.15m max||1.10m max|
€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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 045 854514