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Horse Sport Ireland Foal Championship 2020

Horse Sport Ireland is pleased to announce the details of the HSI Foal Championship 2020.  The Championship has a prize fund of almost €25,000. The aim is to identify, evaluate and reward breeders who have bred a foal that has the potential to be competitive at the highest level in the disciplines of show jumping or eventing.

There will be five regional qualifiers with separate categories and sections for horses and ponies for potential show jumping foals and potential eventing foals. The aim is to identify, evaluate and reward breeders who have bred a foal that has the potential to be competitive at the highest level in the disciplines of show jumping or eventing.

The qualifiers will be held in August and September, dates listed in the table below. Four foals from each regional qualifier will advance to the final; the best show jumping type and the best eventing type in each category (horse and pony). HSI are pleased to include a prize at each of the qualifiers for the best traditionally-bred (TIH) foal in the horse sections.

Champions will be named at the final in both horse and pony sections where €10,000 will awarded across categories. There will be a Champion Show Jumping Foal for both horses and ponies as well as a Champion Eventing Foal in both categories. Additionally there be a €1,000 awarded for the overall best traditionally-bred (TIH) foal in the horse section.

All classes will run on a pre-entry basis and will be required 2 weeks prior to the event.

Please CLICK HERE to enter online for the HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship 2020. Once the entry is completed online you must contact the venue you have chosen to pay them directly.

For further information on the qualifiers please download the Information Note Foal Championship 2020

 

Regional Championship Venue Date Closing Date
Region 1Wicklow, Louth, Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Meath, Westmeath, Dublin Coilog Equestrian Centre, Kilmeague, Co Kildare Tuesday 22nd September 2020 CLOSING DATE on Tuesday 8th September 2020Enter online HERE
Entry fee goes directly to the show: info@coilog.com or call 045 860842
Region 2Tipperary, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny Wexford Equestrian, Tomhaggard,Co. Wexford Tuesday 25th August 2020 CLOSING DATE on Tuesday 11th August 2020
Enter online HERE

Entry fee goes directly to the show: www.wexfordequestrian.ie or call 086 3902309

For payment please click on the following link: https://mysplink.com/wexfordequestrian

Region 3Waterford, Kerry, Limerick, Cork Bridestown Towers Equestrian Centre, Glenville, Co. Cork Tuesday 18th August 2020  CLOSING DATE on Tuesday 4th August 2020
Enter online HERE

Entry fee goes directly to the show: info@bridestownequestrian.com or call 087 9627302

Region 4Mayo, Galway, Clare Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Galway Tuesday 8th September 2020  CLOSING DATE on Tuesday 25th August 2020

Enter online HERE

Entry fee goes directly to the show: creaghequestriancentre@googlemail.com or call 086 2254227

Region 5Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Longford, Roscommon Tubberbride Stables, Co. Sligo Tuesday 1st September 2020  CLOSING DATE on Tuesday 18th August 2020Enter online HERE

Entry fee goes directly to the show: noeleenkerins14@gmail.com or call 087 6712200

Announcing HSI Three & Four Year Old Loose Jumping Filly Horse & Pony Competitions 2019

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.

This year a new scoring system will be introduced for the horse section that recognises dam line performances through pedigree points. The pedigree points will be calculated subject to receipt of entries prior to the published closing date and these entries will also be included on the competition start list. All entries received following the respective deadlines will not receive pedigree points.

Click here to complete the online application. A video tutorial has been created to support the application process (see video below)

The dates and venues are:

  • Tubberbride Equestrian Centre at 4pm on Wednesday 20th November 2019. The online application closes 12th November.
  • Topflight Equestrian Centre Kilkenny at 4pm on Monday 25th November 2019. The online application closes 15th November.
  • Cavan Equestrian Centre at 4pm on Tuesday 10th December 2019. The online application closes 29th November.

Check in at the venue will be required 30 minutes prior to the start time.

For full information including the conditions Click here

Entry fee of €30 is payable directly to each venue.

 

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

For further information on the FINAL please download the competitors Young Handler Championship Series Info Note 2019 FINAL

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 (Qualifiers and Final)

Stallions for research (Qualifiers)

Triangle Guidelines For Young Handler Championships