Entries Still Open for the First Young Handler Championship Series Qualifier

  • 24 June 2019, 11:00

The first of the Young Handler Championship Series qualifiers will take place at Flavours of Fingal Agricultural Show in Dublin on Saturday 29th June. ENTRIES remain open till Thursday 27th June 2019. CLICK HERE for the entry form.

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 prize fund of €1,400 is on offer for each qualifier at this Championship and the top three placings in both categories will be invited to attend the final at the National Ploughing Championships in September.

For further information on the qualifiers and an application form please visit https://www.horsesportireland.ie/breeding/hsi-breeding-sponsorships/
Lorcan Glynn & Katie Dineen, Senior and Junior Young Handler winners of the €10,000 Young Handler Championship Final at the National Ploughing Championships which was sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland. (L:R) Declan Mc Ardle (Judge), Katie Dineen (Junior winner), Tiernan Gill (Judge), Lorcan Glynn (Senior Winner) and Andrew Hughes (Judge).

Katie Dineen (Junior Champion 2018) said: “This series has changed my direction in life. I started showing in Dunmanway this year for the first time. I came 4th and went on to Adamstown to become 3rd and yesterday of course won the final. I want to go on and do equine related course when I finish school. This series has done a lot to improve my confidence. The skills I have learnt and the tips from HSI judges along the way have made me a better handler and I now have better knowledge of the equine industry. Through word of mouth or social media my friends have seen that the equine industry is a great one to work in. Personal thanks to all the staff in HSI for a wonderful series that me and my family got so much out of”.

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