Safety Regulations on Show Day

  1. Please do not exhibit animals that are out of control or hard to Handle.
  2. Animals should not be left unattended, tied to horse boxes or trailers.
  3. All animals must be led by a competent handler.
  4. Animals must be under the strict control of the handler at all times.

Please read and abide by all rules of the show.

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Notice March 2013

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS – HORSES AND OTHER EQUINES

Premises Registration

  • As from 1 May 2012, any premises (which includes shows, fairs and markets) where horses or other equines are gathered must be registered with the Department.
  • Owners/persons in charge of such gatherings are required to submit a completed application form for registration and to keep records of movements on/off their premises.
  • Records must be retained for at least 3 years as they may be required by the Department for the purposes of tracing disease.

Records required are:

  • The name and address of the owner/person in charge of the premises from which the equine came and
  • The premises registration number from which the equine came and
  • The Passport number/UEL number of the animal

COMPLIANCE WITH EQUINE IDENTIFICATION RULES—KEEPERS MUST HAVE 

  • An equine registered with a PIO
  • A passport issued in accordance with EU and National legislation
  • Comply with the legislation whereby a passport must accompany the  equine whenever it is moved to events such as shows, sales etc
  • Any further information on the requirements for moving horses and equines to shows will be provided on the Department’s website at http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/animalidentificationmovement

Contact Christy: 086 2209 338

Classes 1 – 7: Ring 1 – Classes 10-25: Ring 2 – Classes 8,9 (Foals) & Lunging: Ring 3

Prizes: 1st: €100, 2nd: €50, 3rd: €30 (Unless otherwise stated). Entry Fee: €10.00

  • Class 1: Irish Draught Mare/Appendix/Upgrade Draught Mare Entries confined to RID/AID/Upgrade mares with foal at foot or stinted to an approved RID stallion. Passports must be produced on Show Day.
  • Class 2: Best Mare in Foal or with foal at foot most likely to produce Heavyweight Hunter (1st Prize-winner of Class 1 excluded).
  • Class 3: Best Mare in Foal or with Foal at foot most likely to produce a Lightweight Hunter. (1st Prize-winners of Class 1 & 2 excluded).
  • Class 4: Breeders Brood Mare & Foal Judged 60/40 – Open to all Brood Mares & Foals. Christy Tully Memorial Cup.
  • Class 5: Best Irish Draught Filly or Colt Foal – open to all brood mares and foals. Entries are confined to draught foals, the progeny of an RID/AID Mare and RID stallion
  • Class 6: Best Colt Foal—Non Thoroughbred (excluding Irish Draught)
  • Class 7: Best Filly Foal (Non Thoroughbred, Excluding Irish Draught)

Prizes for Classes 5, 6 & 7 – 1st €50 – 2nd €30 – 3rd €20

THE BREEDERS SELECT FOAL SALE IRELAND

A foal sale for the breeder by the breeder! A collection of Showjumping, Eventing and Traditional Irish Draught Foals selected for top breeding and sport attributes. Organised by The Mayo Roscommon Breeders Group Date October 2018. Venue: Mullingar Equestrian Ctr Co. Westmeath. Selection Venues and Dates:

  1. Roscommon Show 18th August 2018
  2. Castleblayney Show 6th August.
  3. Waterford Breeders Annual Show 31st August
  4. North Mayo Breeders Annual Show 29th July.
  5. West Cork Horse Breeders 15th July,
  6. KEC Adare, Co Limerick, 4th August

Details of the foal sale can be found on www.mayoroscommon.webs.com . Terms and conditions apply.

Selection for Select performance foal Sale will take place as part of the HSI performance foal classes on the day. All entries will be professionally photographed and videoed and the footage used in the sales catalogue for select lots who accept an entry invitation to the select foal sale. This Sales event is organised by the breeder for the breeder. Details of the breeders select foal sale can be found on www.mayoroscommon.webs.com. Terms and conditions apply.

HORSE SPORT IRELAND, MRBG & ROSCOMMON SHOW PRESENT:

Class 8: PERFORMANCE SHOWJUMPING FOAL CLASS: Ring 3

Foals should be entered in Classes 5, 6 or 7 to be eligible

Prize Fund: €750 1st:€350 2nd: €250 3rd: €150

Entry fee: €25 for Non-Mayo Roscommon Breeder Group Members; €20 for Paid up members.

Sponsor: Funding for this class has been kindly awarded by Horse Sport Ireland to the Mayo-Roscommon Breeders Group from the 2016 Breeding Grant Application Scheme in recognition of showing innovative class design and specifically aiming to evaluate performance in the presented foals.

Aim of the class is to identify, evaluate (using the linear scoring system) and reward breeders who have bred foals for the equestrian discipline of showjumping in line with goals of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook which aims to: “Produce a performance horse that is sound, athletic with good paces and suitable tempera-ment to be competitive at the highest International level in FEI disciplines. Foals are presented loose alongside the mare individually for evaluation by a HSI approved inspector for conformation and movement. A team of skilled Young Breeders shall be available to assist in the presenta-tion of mares and foals on the day.

HORSE SPORT IRELAND, MRBG & ROSCOMMON SHOW PRESENT

Class 9: HORSE SPORT IRELAND/JARLATH F. CUMMINS MEMORIAL SALVER PERFORMANCE EVENT FOAL CLASS: Ring 3

Foals should be entered in Classes 5, 6 or 7 to be eligible

Prize Fund: €750 : 1st: €350 2nd: €250 3rd: €150 Entry Fee: €25 for Non-Mayo Roscommon Breeders Group Members. €20 for Paid up members. Sponsor: Funding for this class has been kindly awarded by Horse Sport Ireland to the Mayo-Roscommon Breeders Group from the 2016 Breeding Grant Application Scheme in recognition of showing innovative class design and specifically aiming to evaluate performance in the presented foals. The winner of this class will recieve for one year the Jarlath F. Cummins Memorial Salver which will be presented by the family on the day.

Aim of the class is to identify, evaluate (using the linear scoring system) and reward breeders who have bred foals for the equestrian disciplines of eventing in line with goals of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook which aims to: “Produce a performance horse that is sound, athletic with good paces and suitable temperament to be competitive at the highest International level in FEI disciplines.

Foals are presented loose alongside mare individually for evaluation by a HSI approved inspector for con-formation and movement. A team of skilled Young Breeders shall be available to assist in the presentation of mares and foals on the day.

Class 10: Best Yearling Colt/Gelding Confined to 1 year olds registered in the IHR or Weatherby’s register for which progeny identification certificates can be produced

Class 11. Best Yearling Filly Entries are confined to 1yr old fillies registered in the IHR/Wetherby’s register for which progeny identification cert can be produced

Class 12. Best 2Yr Old Colt/Gelding Entries are confined to colts & geldings, likely to make a hunter Shown in hand

Class 13. Best 2Yr Old Filly Entries are confined to Fillies likely to make a hunter. Shown in hand

Class 14. Best 3Yr Old Colt/Gelding Entries are confined to Colts, Geldings likely to make a hunter shown i n hand

Class 15. Best 3Yr Old Filly Entries are confined to fillies likely to make a hunter. Shown in Hand (not in thoroughbred register) Champion Foal (Open to all Foal Classes) 1st prize winners eligible from classes 5, 6, 7 Champion €100; Reserve €50 Champion Young Horse (Colt/Gelding/Filly) of the Show – RING 2 Classes 10 11 12 13 eligible Confined to Young Horses – 1, 2, 3 Year Old Classes Paddy Walsh Trophy – Sponsored by The Clay Pipe Bar, Knockcroghery. Champion Horse € 100 Reserve Champion €50

Class 16. Best Heavy, Working type Farm Horse any age, any breed (Mare, Colt, Filly,, Gelding)

Class 17 Best Coloured Horse any age ( Filly, Colt, Gelding etc), at foot

Class 18 Best Coloured Brood Mare

Class 19 – Best Coloured Foal

Class 20-Best Traditional Working Style Mare & Foal (Coloured, Clydesdale, Shire, Heavy Horse ) – Winners of classes 16 –20 are not eligible to enter this class.

Class 21-Best Hunter Shown in Hand over 15.2 h.h.

Class 22-Best Hunter shown in Hand under 15.2 h.h.

Class 23-Best Lightweight Ridden Show Hunter

Class24- Best Ridden Hunter over 15.2.h.h.

Class25-Best Ridden Hunter under 15.2 h.h.

Class 26: MAYO-ROSCOMMON BREEDERS GROUP & ROSCOMMON SHOW PRESENT:

3 YEAR OLD PERFORMANCE SPORT HORSE

Loose Jumping and Athleticism Evaluation Class RING 3

Prize Fund: €1000—1st: €500 2nd: €200 3rd: €150 4th: €100 5th: €50

Entry Fee: €25 for Non- Member of the Mayo Roscommon Breeders Group, €20 for Paid up members.

Sponsor: Mayo Roscommon Breeders Group & Roscommon Agricultural

Show Special Feature: All entries will be professionally photographed and videoed on the day with footage uploaded to YouTube after the event.

Entries belonging to paid up members of the Mayo-Roscommon Breeders Group will be advertised for sale on the Irish Horse Gateway website (Terms & Conditions Applied). Horses will be evaluated loose in a confined area and will jump a grid system similar to the format used at Horse Sport Ireland Mare and Stallion Inspections. A skilled and trained arena party will be available to present the horses at the owners discretion.

New Qualifier: Horse Sport Ireland Young Handler Championship Series 2018 9:30 am Sharp (Entry Form)

Horse Sport Ireland is pleased to announce details of their sponsorship for 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.

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.

Competition Format

The Championship will run over five qualifiers held at existing shows or events within the five Irish Horse Board 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.

Young Handlers may enter one of two age categories:

  • Junior: 14 – 18 years
  • Senior: 19 – 25 years

Each young handler will be required to do the following:

  • Use a suitable horse or pony to compete. The young handler is not required to have bred or to own the animal. All animals must be registered in a Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) Approved Studbook.
  • Turn out the horse/pony for competition.
  • Understand and discuss the horse/ponies pedigree and performance pedigree.
  • Discuss the animal’s performance history and progeny if applicable in competition/breeding.
  • Exhibit the horse/pony on a triangle in walk and trot.
  • Give a short description to promote the animal to the judge(s).
  • Create a short video to accompany the description to highlight the animal’s attributes (as if for sale).

Prize Money

There is a total of prize fund of €25,000 for this Championship, with a prize fund of €3,000 for each qualifier and a prize fund of €10,000 for the final. The prize breakdown for each section (Junior and Senior) will be as follows:

Qualifier Prize Breakdown Final Prize Breakdown
1st €500 1st €1750
2nd €350 2nd €1250
3rd €250 3rd €1000
4th €175 4th €550
5th €125 5th €250
6th €100 6th €200
Total €1500 Total €5000

 Terms and Conditions

  • There are two age categories for the competition. Junior: 14 years to 18 years (as of 1st January 2018) and Senior: 19 to 25 years (as of 1st January 2018). Proof of age will be requested.
  • Competitors are permitted to enter more than one regional qualifier but once qualified for the final cannot compete again.
  • Competitors will show a horse – mare or gelding three years old or over. The animal must be registered in a DAFM approved studbook. Passports must be available for inspection at the show.
  • The horse must be unique within each age category (i.e. can only be used by one competitor in each age category at the qualifier).
  • The horse will not be judged, however must be turned out to show standard.
  • Horses must be shown in hand.
  • No colts allowed.
  • Horses need not be the property or bred by the handler; however, the handler will be required to provide full details regarding pedigree and performance of the animal.
  • Equine premises number and UELN Studbook Registration number for the animal must be provided with the entry.
  • Entry fee must not exceed €20.
  • Horses shown in this class may compete in other classes at the show.
  • All exhibitors must remain in the show ring until prizes are presented, otherwise prizes are forfeited.
  • Entries should be made directly to Secretary of the Show as per the application.
  • All exhibitors should ensure they have adequate insurance cover to exhibit their horse. Each qualifier will be run under public liability insurance the designated venue. Horse Sport Ireland bear no involvement to the running of the event. Please note that Horse Sport Ireland shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage, (indirect, incidental, consequential) in any form incurred by any person, whether or not foreseeable and regardless of the form of the act in which such a claim may be brought, with respect to the Horse Sport Ireland’s role as Sponsor.
  • The privacy & protection of your data is very important to HSI & your details & information supplied in the entry application will only be used for studbook purposes, breed improvement research and future promotion. Please note competitors may be videoed for social media and other media outlets for studbook purposes on the day of the competition.
  • These rules should be read in conjunction with the general rules of the show.
  • In exceptional cases substitution horses may be presented but have to meet the criteria as outlined.
  • The competition will be judged under the following headings:
    • Control of horse
    • Skill in showing – horse in walk, trot and stand for conformation assessment
    • Courtesy and Sportsmanship
    • Turnout and attire of both handler and horse
    • Knowledge of breeding of horse and potential

Marks for the competition

(Competitor is required to show horse in hand unaided.)

  • Control of horse (marks 1 -10)
  • Skill in showing
    • Enter Arena (marks 1-10)
    • First open stance (marks 1-10)
    • Horse in walk (marks 1-10)
  • Trot (marks 1-10)
  • Second open stance (marks 1-10)
  • Courtesy and sportsmanship (marks 1-10)
  • Turnout of horse (marks 1-10)
  • Turnout of handler (marks 1-10)
  • Marketing Horse (3 elements) (marks 1-20)
    • Knowledge of breeding of horse including dam line o
    •  Discuss potential for horse
    •  Produce a short marketing video of horse. Video to include:
      • Name, age and pedigree of horse
      • Photograph of horse standing in open stance
      • Horses loose paces (trot and canter)
      • Video should be between 30 – 45 seconds in duration. It should be shown to the judges on the day of the show by means of a smartphone
  • Overall Impression (marks 1-20)

Total marks = 130

ENTRY FORM HSI YOUNG HANDLER CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES QUALIFIER ROSCOMMON SHOW, SATURDAY 18TH AUGUST 2018

QUALIFIER THE IRISH SHOWS ASSOICATION & BALLINASLOE AGRICULTURAL SHOW SOCIETY PRESENT

The Irish Draught Colt Foal All-Ireland Championship (PRIZE FUND: €1,000) Part of the Horse Sport Ireland National Showing Championship Series

Rules & Conditions

  1. Entries are confined to Irish Draught Foals eligible to be registered if not already Regis tered in the Irish Horse Register;
  2. Foals must be the progeny of a class 1(ID) or class 2 Irish Draught Mare & by a stallion that is classified as CLASS 1/Class 2/RID (GB) RID (Can)/Grade 2(GB)
  3. If the foal’s passport is not to hand the mare’s passport must be ready for inspection prior to entry to the Judging ring. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to immediate dis qualification. Foals must be led at all times. Passports (and microchips if applicable) should be read by a Vet at the Final.
  4. One foal from selected shows may qualify, provided the judges and the I.S.A. agree the standard is high enough.
  5. One of the judges at the qualifying show must be from the IDH Judges List
  6. Foals Qualified for Final are not eligible to enter any other class at the show in which the final is held other than qualifying classes for other Finals
  7. These rules should be read in conjunction with ISA Rulebook

PRIZES: 1st—€500; 2nd—€300; 3rd: €200 4th & 5th—€150; 6th: €100; 7th to end €50

Entry Fee: To Qualifying Show €10, To Final €20

A prize will be presented for Combination of Best Turned out Foal and Most Suitably Dressed Handler

Ballinasloe Show – Sunday 23 September 2018

THE IRISH SHOWS ASSOCIATION AND MOATE SHOW PRESENT

The A. Browne Filly Foal All Ireland Championship part of the Horse Sport Ireland National Showing Championship Series

Sponsored by: A. Browne Limited; Prize Fund €3000

  1. Entries are confined to Foals eligible to be registered if not already Registered in the Irish Horse Register with the breed codes ISH, or ID;
  2. Foals must be Sired by a Stallion that is classified in the Irish Sport Horse Stud Book as either: Approved /Preliminary Approved/Supplementary Approved/ Recognised/Preliminary Recognised / Not Approved 1 (NA1) or a Stallion that is classified in the Irish Draught Stud Book as either CLASS 1 /Class 2/ RID (GB) /RID (Can) /Grade 2 (GB)
  3. The class is also open to Weatherby’s registered animals, progeny of Weatherby’s Thoroughbred Stallions that are not classified in the Irish Horse Register as Not Approved 2 (NA2)
  4. One foal from selected shows may qualify, provided the judges and the I.S.A. agree the standard is high enough.
  5. Foals must be led at all times.
  6. Exhibitors to both the qualifier and the final must have the mare’s passport ready for inspection prior to entry to the judging ring, “if the Foals passport is not to hand”. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to immediate disqualification.
  7. Passports & (Microchips if applicable) should be read by a Vet at the Final
  8. Foals Qualified for Final are not eligible to enter any other class at the show in which the final is held other than qualifying classes for other Finals
  9. These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association Rules

ENTRY FEE: To Qualifying Show €10 to Final €20

PRIZES:Champion: €1000; 2nd €500; 3rd €400; 4th €250; 5th €200; 6th €150; 7th to end premiums of €50 each.

A prize will be presented for Combination of Best Turned Out Foal & Most Suitably Dressed Handler

MOATE SHOW: 26th AUGUST 2018 

THE IRISH SHOWS ASSOCIATION & MOUNTBELLEW SHOW SOCIETY PRESENT

The Traditional Irish Sport Horse Foal All Ireland Championship

PART OF THE HORSE SPORT IRELAND NATIONAL SHOWING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES.

SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF HSI

Sponsored By: Malthouse Bar & Restaurant, Briggs Fashions & Ganly’s Hardware. Prize Fund: €2,500

RULES AND CONDITIONS

  1. Entries are confined to Foals eligible to be registered if not already Registered in the Irish Horse Register with the breed codes ISH, or ID
  2. Foals must be Sired by a Stallion that is classified in the Irish Sport Horse Stud Book as either: Approved /Preliminary Approved/Supplementary Approved/ Recognised/Preliminary Recognised / Not Approved 1 (NA1) or a Stallion that is classified in the Irish Draught Stud Book as either CLASS 1 / Class 2/ RID (GB) /RID (Can) /Grade 2 (GB)
  3. The class is also open to Weatherby’s registered animals, progeny of Weatherby’s Thoroughbred Stallions that are not classified in the Irish Horse Register as Not Approved 2 (NA2) (Warm Blood Breeding not acceptable in this competition)
  4. Two foals; one Filly & one Colt, from selected shows may qualify, provided the judges and the I.S.A. agree the standard is high enough.
  5. Foals must be led at all times.
  6. Exhibitors to both the qualifier and the final must have the Mare’s passport ready for inspection prior to entry to the judging ring, “if the Foals passport is not to hand”. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to im- mediate disqualification.
  7. Passports & (Microchips if applicable) should be read by a Vet at the Final
  8. Foals Qualified for Final are not eligible to enter any other class at the show in which the final is held other than qualifying classes for other Finals
  9. These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association Rules

ENTRY FEE: To Qualifying Show €10. To Final €20

PRIZE FUND FOR FINAL: 1st – €400, 2nd – €250, 3rd – €150, 4th- €100, 5th -8th (Inc) €50

Colt & Fillies will be judged separately at Final. Sir Henry Grattan Bellew Salver will be presented to the overall champion foal. A replica of the Salver will be given to the winner, a cup for the Runner up. A prize will be presented for Combination of Best Turned Out Foal & Most Suitably Dressed Handler

MOUNTBELLEW SHOW, 15th SEPTEMBER 2018

THE IRISH SHOWS ASSOCIATION & ROSCOMMON SHOW SOCIETY PRESENT

The Roscommon Irish Draught Yearling Filly All Ireland Championship

Part of the Horse Sport Ireland National Showing Championship series.

Sponsored By Hannons Hotel Roscommon Prize Fund €2000.

RING 1—2PM

RULES AND CONDITIONS

  1. Entries are confined to: Yearling Fillies registered in the Irish Horse Register with the breed codes ID; Fillies must be sired by a stallion that is classified as CLASS 1 /Class 2/ RID (GB) /RID (Can) /Grade 2 (GB)
  2. Fillies must have both sire and dam recorded on their passport
  3. Exhibitors to both the qualifier & Final must have their animals passport avail able for inspection prior to entry to Judging Ring Failure to comply with this rule will lead to immediate disqualification.
  4. One Animal in each qualifying class may be selected to compete in the final pro vided the judges and the I.S.A. agree the standard is high enough.
  5. One of the judges at the qualifying show must be a qualified Irish Draught Horse Judge.
  6. Passports & Microchips should be read by a Vet at the Final
  7. Animals Qualified for Final are not eligible to enter any other class at show where final is held other than qualifying classes for other Finals
  8. These rules should be read in conjunction with the General I.S.A. Rules.

ENTRY FEE: To Qualifying Show; – €10. To Final; – €20

PRIZES: Champion €500: 2nd €300: 3rd €200: 4th €150 5th €125: 6th €100 7th to End €50.

A prize will be presented for Combination of Best Turned Out Animal & Most Suitably Dressed Handler.

Adjudication begins at 11.00am

All Prizes in Pony Section: 1st – €50. 2nd – €40. 3rd – €30 (unless otherwise stated)

ENTRY FEES: €10 IN HAND PONY CLASSES Ring 1

Contact Bernie @ 087 6841077, Contact Caroline @ 086 827 5291

Passports must be available for inspection The Show takes no responsibility for classes running at the same time: Choose classes wisely.

Class 30: Best Brood Mare not exceeding 148cm, in Foal or with Foal at foot Registered name and number must be included on Entry Forms.

Class 31 Best Foal, Colt or Filly – Progeny of class 30 – Sire to be named.

Class 32: Mare & Foal Combined Championship.

Sponsored by Longford Tiles & Bathrooms.

Mare not to exceed 148cm

Judged Mare 60%, Foal 40%

1st: €60, 2nd: €50, 3rd: €40

Class 33: Best Yearling Colt, Gelding or Filly, not exceeding 148cm.

Class 34: Best 2 year old Colt, Filly or Gelding, not exceeding 148cm.

Class 35: Best Pony not exceeding 148cm.

Class 36: Best Pony not exceeding 138cm.

Class 37: Best Pony not exceeding 128cm.

Class 38: Best Miniature Pony.

Class 39: Best Coloured Pony not exceeding 148cm.

Class 40: Best registered Connemara Mares with or without Foal at foot.

Class 41: Best registered Connemara Filly or Gelding under 3 years old.

Class 42: FREE CLASS—BEST YOUNG HANDLER . Child must have been under 16 at 1 January this year. Combined Adjudication Class 50/50

Class 43: In hand Pony Champion & Reserve Champion.

Open to all 1st prizewinners of the in hand classes above.

Winner awarded the Don D’alton Perpetual Cup, a sash, rosette & €40.

Reserve Champion will receive sash, rosette & €30

Adjudication starts at 11am—Ring 2

Entry Fee: €10, Prize Money: 1st: €50, 2nd: €40, 3rd: €30 unless otherwise stated

Contact Caroline @ 086 827 5291

Sponsors,

Mary Leyden, Castlecoote Lodge, Roscommon Saoirse Saddlery, Creagh, Ballinasloe Arden Equestrian, Athlone Essentially Equestrian, Athlone Antley Equestrian, Laurenstown, Ballinasloe Castlecoote Stores Celtic Equine Ireland Redmills, Ireland Conlons Pharmacy, Athleague

Class 44. Lead Rein Ponies, Ponies should not exceed 133cm. Suitable for children over 3 and under 8 on 1st January this year. Pony & Rider Combined adjudication.

Class 45: First Ridden Ponies: Ponies not to exceed 138cm. Suitable for children under 12 yrs on 1st January this year. Pony & Rider combined adjudication.

Class 46: Ridden Mountain & Moorland Ponies Open to ponies of mixed height. Riders must be under 16 on 1st January of this year. Judged on ponies that best meet their own particular breed standard.

Class 47 : Family Pony: Open to ponies of mixed height. Riders must be under 16 on 1st January this year. Ponies are judged on their suitability to do their work unfazed, to be able to bring a child to their first competitions and to be suitable for more than one family member to ride.

Class 48: Ridden Show Hunter Pony : Open to mares and geldings 4 years and over, exceeding 123cm but not exceeding 133cm. Riders must not have attained their 14th birthday by 1st January this year.

Class 49: Ridden Show Hunter Pony : Open to mares and geldings 4 years and over, exceeding 133cm but not exceeding 153cm. Riders must not have attained their 18th birthday by 1st January this year.

Class 50: Open Show Pony Riding Class: Open to mares and geldings 4 years and over. Ponies not to exceed 148cm; to be ridden by riders of the correct age.

Class 51: Ridden Connemara Class : Open to mares and geldings, 4 years and older. Riders must have been under 16 on 1st January of this year.

Class 52: Ridden Connemara Class : Open to mares, geldings and stallions, 4 years and older. Riders must have been over 16 and under 18 on 1st January of this year

Class 53: Best Hunting Pony Class: Sponsored by Mary Leyden, Castlecoote Lodge. Open to mares and geldings, 4 years and older; Ponies not to exceed 148cm. Riders must be under 16 on 1st January of this year. Ponies will be adjudicated on manners, obedience, conformation and suitability to take a child hunting. This is NOT a show class and is restricted to entrants from Counties Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath and Galway.

Class 54: BEST TURNED OUT PONY & RIDER CLASS Mares and geldings, 4 years and over. Riders must have been under 16 on 1st January of this year. Restricted to counties Roscommon, Galway, Longford and Westmeath. FREE CLASS: Prizes in kind

Class 55: CHAMPION RIDDEN PONY OF THE SHOW- Will receive the John Mooney Per-petual Cup, Rosette, Sash & €40. Reserve will receive sash, rosette & €30. Open to 1st Prizewinners in all ridden classes. —

FUN EVENT

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE COUNTY ROSCOMMON HUNT

Contact: Micheal 086 248 1630 or Orla : 086 314 7318

Cross country course against the clock.Confined to Ponies & riders under 16 yrs of age. Entries taken on the day. Start time 2.30pm after Pony classes

To be held in Pony ring 1 immediately after Ponies

All Prizes: 1st – €15. 2nd – €10. 3rd – €5 Entry Fee – €5

Class 56: Best Donkey any age, shown in Hand

Class 57: Best Donkey Foal

THE IRISH SHOWS ASSOCIATION & BALLINASLOE SHOW SOCIETY PRESENT

The All Ireland Donkey Mare Championship

Sponsored by: Gerry Strong & John Harney. Prize Fund: €600.

Rules and Conditions:

  1. This Championship is for Donkey Brood Mare with Foal at foot.
  2. All Exhibitors must have the Dams passport, (in accordance with EU legislation for all entries which includes Donkeys), ready for inspection at the Qualifying Show and Fi-nal.
  3. Two Donkeys may qualify if the Judges & the I.S.A agree that the standard is high enough.
  4. These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association Rules.

Entry fee to Qualifying show: €7 to Final €10

PRIZES: 1st €200; 2nd €150; 3rd €100; 4th €75; 5th €50; 6th €25.

A prize will be presented for Combination of Best Turned out Donkey and Most Suitably Dressed Handler.

Qualifying Shows: Ballyvourney, Bantry, Carbery, Castleblayney, Castlerea, Claregalway, Clonaslee, Enniscrone, Ennistymon, Kildysart, Louisburgh, Lurgan, Mountbellew, Mullin-gar, Roscommon, Strokestown, Tinahely, Virginia

Final: BALLINASLOE SHOW-Sunday 23rd September 2018

Prizes: 1st – €75. 2nd – €50. 3rd – €45. Entry Fee €5.00.

Class 58: Traditional Road Cart Competition – Road Carts only, no sulkies.

Class 59: Driving for Style and Appearance in a traditional vehicle – Round Trap, Gig or Sidecar.

Class 60: Best turned out handler and vehicle in Classes 57 & 58.