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HSI Young Handler Championship Series 2019

Horse Sport Ireland is pleased to announce the dates and venues for the qualifiers of the Young Handler Championship Series 2019. 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 prize fund of €1,400 is on offer for each qualifier at this Championship and the top three placings in both categories will be invited to attend the final at the National Ploughing Championships.

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 qualifiers please download the competitors Young Handler Championship Series Info Note 2019 Qualifiers

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, 29th June 2019 CLOSING DATE Thursday 27th June 2019
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, 6th July 2019 CLOSING DATE Friday 28th June 2019
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, 7th July 2019

 

CLOSING DATE Monday 17th June 2019
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, 31st August 2019

 

CLOSING DATE Tuesday 27th August 2019
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, 17th August 2019

 

CLOSING DATE Monday 12th August 2019

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)

Please click on the below links for:

List of theory questions and answers for Senior and Junior sections

Stallions for research

Triangle Guidelines For Young Handler Championships