Horse Sport Ireland Foal championships Final 2016

  • 25 August 2016, 16:35

The Horse Sport Ireland Foal Championship, with a very generous prize fund of €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.

The final will take place on the 26th August at 6pm in Cavan Equestrian Centre where a pot of €10,000 will be on offer and four Champions will be named; Champion Showjumping colt and filly and Champion Eventing colt and filly. There will also be a special prize for the overall best traditionally-bred foal. In addition, the Showjumping Champion colt and filly will be offered free entry into the Cavan Elite Foal Sale taking place on the 22nd September at Cavan Equestrian Centre should their owners be interested in selling their foals.

This year saw 6 well-contested regional qualifiers where 4 foals were selected for the final; the best show jumping type colt and filly, and the best eventing type colt and filly. The qualifying venues were Coilog Equestrian Centre, Wexford Equestrian, Newcastle West Show, Galway Equestrian Centre, Tubberbride Stables and The Meadows Equestrian Centre.

Foals will be judged on their functional conformation, walk, trot, canter, overall athleticism and balance as well as pedigree.

Please CLICK HERE for the Start List for the Horse Sport Ireland Foal Championship.

Horse Sport Ireland would like to take this opportunity to wish all competitors the very best of luck on Friday. Results will be available on the Horse Sport Ireland website after the event.

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