Note from Debbie Byrne to all Juniors competing at Tattersalls

  • 18 May 2015, 10:39

Attention ALL Juniors going to Tatts

Trot Up

  • Smart dress. No denim or pumps.
  • Boys: blazer, shirt & tie with chinos
  • Girls: smart blouse jacket/cardigan and trousers.
  • Wear sturdy shoes, not too high a heel. You must be able to run easily.
  • Horse plaited and in bridle with number on horse and rider.

This is your first opportunity to meet and impress your ground jury. Be pleasant and polite. Be punctual, around 15 mins before your number.


Team Vet

JP King will be in attendance on Friday. All Irish junior horses will be required to attend a junior trot up (unofficial) on Friday eve post XC. All clay etc should be washed off. If horses need treated, JP can advise and administer if necessary. He is there to help!


Terry Boon

Terry will be on site from Tuesday  late morning. If you wish for him to work with you on the run up to your test, it is your responsibility to contact him and organise. (07713 245323) This is not compulsory.


A XC course walk will be arranged (probably Wednesday) for all juniors with Terry. Minute markers will be given by Debbie. Time will be confirmed nearer the time. Keep an eye on the notice board in the event/secretary office.


Debbie will be on site from Tuesday morning and staying on site. (If you have any queries do not hesitate in contacting me, or finding me. I am there to help!) (07711800686)


Dressage tails are not compulsory for dressage, but secured hard hats are.


Passports will be taken from you on arrival by the vet, who will inspect your horse/s before allowing you to enter the stables. (Make sure all vaccinations have been marked in correctly). Be polite and pleasant with the stable manager, you never know when you require a favour or help.

Remember to pick up your passports at the end of your competition before you leave.


Tom Doherty

Tom will be on site on Saturday morning. He will course walk straight after Saturday trot up. SJ dress is compulsory for Saturday course walk. Walk on foot to SJ arena to meet Tom straight after trot up. If you wish for Tom to warm you up, you must arrange this with him

(0044) 7802 515678


General Behaviour

This is a junior trial, and should be treated with such importance. The intake of alcohol is not recommended. You can be breathelised at any point once your competition commences and can be eliminated if found to be over the limit. You can party after the competition is over for you (hopefully celebrate!).


Please enjoy the whole experience! Don’t be afraid to ask questions (no matter how trivial or silly they sound) I want to wish you all the best of luck, this is the first major goal for the year!


Good luck



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