- Saturday | July 18, 2015
- 1:30 pm
Horse Sport Ireland has announced the dates and venues for the inaugural Sport Horse Foal Championship. The Championship, with a very generous prize fund of €30,000, 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.
There will be 6 Regional Championships with separate sections for potential show jumping foals and potential eventing foals. €4,000 in prize money will be on offer at each of the 6 Regional Championships 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.
The final will be held at Millstreet International Horse Show (11th-16th August 2015). A pot of €10,000 will be on offer for the Final where four Champions will be named, Champion Show Jumping colt and filly foal and Champion Eventing colt and filly foal. There will also be a special prize for the overall best traditionally-bred foal.
Breeders should note that foals are only permitted to enter one Regional Championship and must compete in the Region in which the owner resides.
Foals must also be registered in a studbook (pending DNA where this can be verified by the studbook is acceptable) that is a member of the WBFSH or Weatherbys and must be shown with their dams.
The eligibility criteria for the foal classes are as follows:
o Foals must be registered in a WBFSH approved studbook and must be shown with their dams.
o Foals are only permitted to enter one Regional Championship and must compete in the Region in which the owner resides.
o Foals must be entered in either the Showjumping Section or the Eventing Section. They cannot compete in both sections.
o All foals must be a minimum of 6 weeks old to compete at a Regional Championship
o All foals must be named in order to compete in the Final.
Judges will be selected and booked by Horse Sport Ireland.