Equestrian Interschools Ireland – Horse Sport Ireland Premier 1.10m Class
- 6 October 2017, 10:58
Horse Sport Ireland is delighted to announce that they will be sponsoring the Equestrian Interschools Ireland (EII) Premier 1.10m qualifiers and final for the sixth consecutive year.
The first qualifier for this year took place at the first EII league show at Wexford Equestrian Centre on September 10th. The HSI Premier 1.10m qualifiers will be held at a number of selected venues during the EII league. The class is open to all competitors competing at open level in the EII league and capable of jumping a 1.10m track.
Competitors can compete two horses/ponies at all qualifiers and qualify a maximum of two horses/ponies for the final. Six combinations from each qualifier will qualify for the final. The winner of the Northern Ireland 1.10m Interschools league held at Meadows Equestrian Centre is invited to the HSI Premier 1.10m final. The HSI Premier 1.10m final takes place at the Equestrian Interschools Ireland league final, held at the end of the school term.
Previous winners of the Premier 1.10m Final includes Kirstie Connole (2017 Winner), J Naughton (2016), Michael Pender (2015), Oisin Aylward (2014), and Nano Healy (2013). Currently, Kirstie Connole and Nano Healy compete on the SJI national circuit as Young Riders. Nano has also competed internationally on both horses and ponies. J Naughton and Oisin Aylward compete nationally on the 148 pony circuit. Oisin has also competed ponies internationally. Michael Pender is a junior rider who this year has competed at his first Senior FEI Nations Cup representing Team Ireland.
Horse Sport Ireland’s CEO Ronan Murphy commented:
“Equestrian Interschools Ireland plays an integral role in promoting the sport to the younger generation. Encouraging students to compete at a young age, especially as part of a team representing their school, gives them a sense of pride, belonging and respect. Equestrian Interschools Ireland’s success is evident in the amount of graduates from Interschools that are still competing as well as developing their skills and talents in the sport long after their school days. Numerous international riders competing for Team Ireland today came through the Equestrian Interschools circuit and used it as a stepping stone on their road to success.”
If you would like to find out more about Equestrian Interschools Ireland and to get involved: Visit their website www.equestrianinterschools.com
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