The HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship Qualifier at Galway Equestrian Centre

  • 23 August 2017, 11:24

The fifth HSI Sport Horse Foal qualifier will be held at Galway Equestrian Centre, Athenry, Co. Galway on Saturday 26th August starting at 3pm.

The Sport Horse Foal Championship aims to identify, evaluate and reward breeders who have bred a foal that has the potential to be competitive at the highest International level in the disciplines of Show Jumping or eventing.

Foals competing must be registered in a studbook that is a member of the WBFSH or Weatherbys and be shown with their dams. All foals must be a minimum of 6 weeks old and named in order to compete at the final. Foals were judged under the criteria of functional conformation, walk, trot, canter, overall athleticism and balance as well as pedigree.

Foals are only permitted to enter one regional qualifier but will not be limited to competing in the region in which the owner resides. €3,000 in prize money is on offer at each of the qualifiers where 4 foals will be selected for the final; the best show jumping type colt and filly, and the best eventing type colt and filly. €500 is awarded to each first place foal and €250 to the reserve. In addition, €1,000 will be awarded to the best traditionally-bred foal and €1,000 towards prizes in kind, sashes etc.

Please CLICK HERE for the HSI Foal Championship Qualifier start list at Galway Equestrian Centre.

The next regional qualifier to be held will be at Tubberbride EC on Tuesday 29th August.

The final will take place at on the 2nd September at the Irish Breeders Classic Show in Barnadown Stud, Gorey, Co. Wexford. A pot of €10,000 will be on offer and two Champions will be named, Champion Showjumping Foal and Champion Eventing Foal.  There will also be a special prize for the best overall TIH foal.


Regional Championship Venue Date Closing Date
Region 5

Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Longford, Roscommon

Tubberbride Stables, Co. Sligo Tuesday 29thAugust 2017


CLOSING DATE Tuesday 15th August 2017
Entries directly to the show: or call 087 6712200


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