HSI Young Handler Championship Series 2018
- 15 June 2018, 10:04
Horse Sport Ireland have announced the inaugural Young Handler Championship Series 2018. 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 total of €25,000 will be made available for this Championship, with a prize fund of €3,000 for each qualifier and a prize fund of €10,000 for the final.
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 Championship please download the competitors Information Note.
|Regional Championship||Venue||Date||Closing Date|
|Region 1Wicklow, Louth, Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Meath, Westmeath, Dublin||Flavours of Fingal County Show, Fingal Tourism, Swords Castle, Swords, Co. Dublin||Saturday, 23rdJune 2018||CLOSING DATE Thursday 21st June 2018
Entries directly to the show: firstname.lastname@example.org or 086-8254307
|Region 2Tipperary, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny||Adamstown Agricultural Show, Adamstown,
|Saturday, 7thJuly 2018||CLOSING DATE Friday 29th June 2018
Entries directly to the show: Patrice Byrne at email@example.com or 087 6166926
|Region 3Waterford, Kerry, Limerick, Cork||Dunmanway Agricultural Show, Dromleena Lawn (Racecourse), Dunmanway, Co. Cork||Sunday, 1stJuly 2018||CLOSING DATE Friday 16th June 2018
Entries directly to the show: firstname.lastname@example.org call 085 – 2109198
|Region 4Mayo, Galway, Clare||Clarecastle Agricultural Show, Clarecastle GAA Grounds, Clare,
|Saturday, 1stSeptember 2018||CLOSING DATE Monday 27th August 2018
Entries directly to the show: email@example.com or 085 7816665
|Region 5Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Longford, Roscommon||Roscommon Agricultural Show, Athlone Road,
|Saturday, 18thAugust 2018||CLOSING DATE Friday 17th August 2018Entries directly to the show: firstname.lastname@example.org or via the website : www.roscommonagriculturalshow.com|
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)