Horse Sport Ireland Foal Championship 2023 Applications Open

  • 4 August 2023, 10:02

HSI are delighted to be running the Foal Championship for 2023. The HSI Sport Horse and Sport Pony Foal Championship has a very generous prize fund of €26,000 and will aim 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 showjumping or eventing. This competition is open to all horses and ponies registered in a studbook with a recorded breed.

This year there will be 4 provincial qualifiers held in September and October with separate categories for horses and ponies and separate sections for potential showjumping foals and potential eventing foals. At each of the qualifiers 2 horse and 2 pony foals will be selected for the Final: the best show jumping type, and the best eventing type as well as one Traditional horse foal per province.

Foal Championship Qualifier Dates for 2023
Wednesday 6th September– Hollypark Stables, Co. Limerick
Wednesday 20th September – Kernan’s EC, Co. Armagh
Tuesday 3rd October – Wexford EC, Co. Wexford
Wednesday 11th October – Tubberbride Stables, Co. Sligo

Foal Championship Final Date 2023
Wednesday 25th October – CoilÓg Equestrian, Co. Kildare

The final will take place at the end of October and Champions will be named, both horse and pony sections for Champion Showjumping Foal and Champion Eventing Foal. There will also be a Champion prize for the overall best traditionally bred foal. Applications for each venue will close 5 working days before the competition date. For more information on the HSI Foal Championship 2023 please read the Information Note via the link below.

To apply please click HERE
HSI Foal Championship 2023 Information Note HERE


The 2023 Horse Sport Ireland Foal Championship is funded by National Breeding Services with thanks to the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine.