HSI Foal Championships now open for entry

  • 15 August 2022, 15:40

Horse Sport Ireland is delighted to announce the return of the Foal Championships, funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. In 2022 there will be 6 regional qualifiers spread across the country for both horses and ponies in different disciplines, the prize funds totals up to €30,000. The final will be held on the 19th of October in Cavan Equestrian Centre, where the champions will be named, and the generous prizes will be handed out.

This year, entries will be made online, payments are made directly to the venues via our online submissions. Entries cost €40 and will close 3 working days before the show day. Foals must be lead and should be shown with their dam where possible. Foals are permitted to enter one regional qualifier but are not confined to the region of their owner. At each qualifier, two horse and two pony foals will be chosen for the finals.

Monday 29th August – The Meadows Equestrian Centre, NI
Tuesday 6th September – Maryville Stables, Cork
Wednesday 14th September – Wexford Equestrian Centre
Monday 19th September – Creagh Equestrian Centre, Galway
Tuesday 27th September – Coilog Equestrian Centre, Kildare
Monday 3rd October – Tubberbride Equestrian Centre, Sligo*

*date changed as of August 15

The aim of the Foal Championship 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. These classes are for performance potential, foals will be presented in front of the judges and judged on their conformation and movement and scored out of 100. Foals must be registered in DAFM or WBFSH studbook and must be registered and microchipped for the final.

Applications can be made HERE.

Information Note can be found HERE.