Irish Sport Horse Studbook Sponsors Dunmanway Young Handlers Class

  • 7 July 2017, 11:51

Dunmanway Agricultural Society Ltd held their annual show on July 2nd, 2017. Horse Sport Ireland and the Irish Sport Horse Studbook proudly sponsored ‘The All-Ireland Young Show Person Championship’ to the tune of €1,500.

Irish Sport Horse Studbook All Ireland Young Show Person Emily Crowley with Mary Dooner (judge), Paddy McCarthy and Nadia Rea (HSI) and County Mayor, Declan Hurley. (Photo: George Maguire)


This class saw 14 young breeders / handlers take part and make the most of the opportunity to show off their handling, showing and turn-out skills.

The competition was judged by Mary Dooner under the following criteria:

  • Demonstrable understanding of safety when handling and showing horses
  • Skill in showing their animal in hand (walk, trot up, stand for conformation)
  • Overall impression, sportsmanship and courtesy (including appropriate attire and turn out)

Mr Paddy McCarthy a member of the Horse Sport Ireland Breeding sub Board and representative of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook said:

“It was an extremely difficult decision for the judge to make as the standard of these handlers are constantly improving year after year. This show is to be commended for running this type of class and acknowledging the handlers and producers of the future.”


1st – Emily Crowley, Cork

2nd – Lorcan Glynn, Co. Roscommon.

3rd – Jane Kingston, Co. Cork

4th – Deirdre Burchill, Co. Cork

5th – Denis O’Driscoll, Co. Cork

6th – Sam Kingston, Co. Cork


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