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ANNOUNCING HSI Three & Four Year Old Loose Jumping Filly Horse & Pony Competitions 2018

These competitions are for 3 & 4 year old fillies and aim to identify performance fillies at a young age that may be suitable for the broodmare herd. An inaugural pony loose jumping competition will run alongside the horse competition.

These competitions are open to any 3 & 4 year old filly that is registered in an approved DAFM Studbook , WBFSH Studbook (horse) or EU Studbook (pony).  Passports must be available for inspection by staff and judges at the competitions. To confirm eligibility please email Lorraine/Louise on lmcmahon@horsesportireland.ie or lhobbs@horsesportireland.ie or call 045-854517 or 045-854546.

Closing dates for entry will be one working week prior to each event.

  • Wexford Equestrian Centre on Monday 26th November 2018. 

  • Cavan Equestrian Centre on Thursday 29th November 2018. 

  • Topflight Equestrian Centre Kilkenny on Monday 3rd December 2018. 

Winner of the 4 yr old section in Topflight EC at the HSI loose jumping filly competition 2017. Unnamed (ISH) by Fuerty Captain Carismo (ISH) out of Welcome De Revel (ISH) by Welcome Flagmount (ID). Bred/owned by Gabriel Slattery.Photo by Laurence dunne jumpinaction.net 

Horse Competition Prize Money

3 YO Horses Prize Money Per Venue 4 YO Horses Prize

Money Per Venue

Placing Prize Money Placing Prize Money
1st €1,500 1st €1,500
2nd €700 2nd €700
3rd €300 3rd €300

Pony Competition Prize Money

3 YO Ponies Prize Money Per Venue 4 YO Ponies Prize Money Per Venue
Placing Prize Money Placing Prize Money
1st €250 1st €250
2nd €150 2nd €150
3rd €100 3rd €100

To download a Loose Jumping Horse application please CLICK HERE

To download a Loose Jumping Pony application please CLICK HERE

Horses or Ponies may enter multiple competitions, however if a prize is won at any competition, you will not be permitted to compete at a further competition.

Should you wish to have your filly classified in either the Irish Sport Horse (ISH) or Irish Sport Pony (ISP) Studbook this will be facilitated at the same venue before the loose jumping competition.

To download a HORSE application to include Studbook classification please CLICK HERE

To download a PONY application to include Studbook classification please CLICK HERE

Please click on Appendix A for further details.

HSI Young Handler Championship Series 2018

Horse Sport Ireland have announced the inaugural Young Handler Championship Series 2018.The aim of this Championship is to assist in the development of the skills of young handlers to prepare and present horses for show and sale. A total of €25,000 will be made available for this Championship, with a prize fund of €3,000 for each qualifier and a prize fund of €10,000 for the final.

The Economic Contribution of the Sport Horse Industry to the Irish Economy 2017 highlighted that since 2012 the involvement of young breeders (≤ 30yrs) in the sport horse industry has declined from 8.1% to 3.7% in 2016. In 2016 just 0.19% of breeders were less than 20 years of age.

The Championship is aimed at encouraging more young breeders/producers to become involved in the industry. It will also provide a unique opportunity for young handlers that are new to the industry to become involved in breeding initiatives and to gain contact and information/education and encourage long term involvement in the breeding industry.

The Championship will run over five qualifiers within the five IHB regions and will take place from June to September to allow for maximum participation. The top three young handlers from each qualifier will be eligible to compete in the final.

For further information on the Championship please download the competitors Information Note.

Regional Championship Venue Date Closing Date
Region 1

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

Flavours of Fingal County Show, Fingal Tourism, Swords Castle, Swords, Co. Dublin Saturday, 23rd June 2018 CLOSING DATE Thursday 21st June 2018
Entries directly to the show: kellysheila@icloud.com or 086-8254307
Region 2

Tipperary, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny

Adamstown Agricultural Show, Adamstown,
Enniscorthy,
Co. Wexford
Saturday, 7th July 2018 CLOSING DATE Friday 29th June 2018
Entries directly to the show: Patrice Byrne at adamstownshowsociety@gmail.com or 087 6166926
Region 3

Waterford, Kerry, Limerick, Cork

Dunmanway Agricultural Show, Dromleena Lawn (Racecourse), Dunmanway, Co. Cork Sunday, 1st July 2018

 

CLOSING DATE Monday 18th June 2018
Entries directly to the show:  secretary@dunmanwayshow.com or call 086-2782413
Region 4

Mayo, Galway, Clare

Clarecastle Agricultural Show, Clarecastle GAA Grounds, Clare,
Co. Clare
Saturday, 1st September 2018

 

CLOSING DATE Monday 27th August 2018
Entries directly to the show:  nichola.shannon@yahoo.co.uk or 085 7816665
Region 5

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

Roscommon Agricultural Show, Athlone Road,
Roscommon
Saturday, 18th August 2018

 

CLOSING DATE Friday 17th August 2018

Entries directly to the show:  ursulahannon1@gmail.com or via the website : www.roscommonagriculturalshow.com

Entry Forms

CLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Young Handler Championship Series at Flavours of Fingal (Region 1)

CLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Young Handler Championship Series at Adamstown Agricultural Show (Region 2)

CLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Young Handler Championship Series at Dunmanway Agricultural Show (Region 3)

CLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Young Handler Championship Series at Clarecastle Agricultural Show (Region 4)

CLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Young Handler Championship Series at Roscommon Agricultural Show (Region 5)

Triangle Guidelines For Young Handler Championships


HSI Sport Horse and Sport Pony Foal Championship 2018

Horse Sport Ireland is pleased to announce the details of the 2018 Sport Horse/Pony Foal Championship.  The Championship for horses has a prize fund of almost €30,000 and this year there will be inaugural sections for ponies with a prize fund of €10,000. The aim is 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.

There will be 5 regional qualifiers with separate categories and sections for hores and ponies for potential showjumping foals and potential eventing foals.

The qualifiers will be held from July to September with the horse section receiving €3,000 prize money at each of the 5 regional 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.  This year there will also be a prize at each of the qualifiers for the best traditionally-bred foal. The ponies have prize money of €1,400 at each of the regional qualifiers and also have showjumping and eventing sections.

At the final in Cavan Equestrian Centre on Friday 19th October Champions will be named in both horse and pony sections with a pot of €10,000 for horses and €3,000 for ponies on offer. There will be a Champion Show Jumping Foal filly and colt for horses and ponies as well as a Champion Eventing Foal filly and colt.  There will also be a special prize for the overall best traditionally-bred foal in the horse section.

Information Note Sport Horse & Pony Foal Championship 2018

Dates and venues of the regional qualifiers are as follows:

Regional Championship Venue Date Closing Date
Region 1

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

Coilog Equestrian Centre, Kilmeague, Co Kildare Friday 21st September 2018 CLOSING DATE Friday 7th September 2018
Entries directly to the show:
info@coilog.com or call 045 860842
Region 2

Tipperary, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny

Wexford Equestrian, Tomhaggard,

Co. Wexford

Monday 20th  August 2018 CLOSING DATE Monday 6th August 2018
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 15th July 2018

 

CLOSING DATE Friday 6th July 2018
Entries directly to the show:  entries@newcastlewestshow.com or to Sean Mcauliffe, Rathpalatine, Broadford, Via Charleville,Co Limerick – or call Eleanor O’ Dea 087 9968642
Region 4

Mayo, Galway, Clare

Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Galway Monday 13th August 2018

 

CLOSING DATE Monday 30th July 2018
Entries directly to the show: creaghequestriancentre@googlemail.com or call 086 2254227
Region 5

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

Tubberbride Stables, Co. Sligo Friday 7th September2018

 

CLOSING DATE Friday 24th August 2018
Entries directly to the show:  noeleenkerins14@gmail.com or call 087 6712200

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 and must be shown with their dams. For the pony section foals must be registered originally in a EU approved studbook.

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:

ENTRY FORM FOR HSI SPORT HORSE FOAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER 2018 Coliog-Region1

ENTRY FORM FOR HSI SPORT HORSE FOAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER 2018 Wexford-Region2

ENTRY FORM FOR HSI SPORT HORSE FOAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER 2018 NCW-Region3

ENTRY FORM FOR HSI SPORT HORSE FOAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER 2018 Creagh-Region4

ENTRY FORM FOR HSI SPORT HORSE FOAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER 2018 Tubberbride-Region5

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