Region Show Jumping Finals For Young Horses October 11 - 14
Region Show Jumping Finals for Young Horses takes place this weekend
from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October in Glenamaddy Equestrian
Centre, Co. Galway.
gets underway on Friday and Saturday at 9.00 a.m. with qualifying
rounds for the finals on Sunday. Thirty horses will qualify for
each final - 1.10m, 1.20m and 1.30m - and all three Championships
will carry a prize fund of €3,000.
weekend's show jumping boasts a prize fund of €13,000 and will
attract top riders from around the country. Expected to attend are
last week's Grand Prix winner Robert Splaine and riders recently
returned from World Championships for Young Horses David
Moore, John McGuinness, Paul Duffy and Gabriel Slattery, Leading
Rider in Glenamaddy last weekend.
is a Novelty Event on Saturday night with €1,000 being donated
for a Star 2002>, jointly sponsored by Ireland's Horse Review
and Rockcliffe Stud, will be selected at the finals on Sunday. This
is aimed specifically at encouraging and improving young riders
with potential. Young stars like Olive Clarke - Golden Saddle winner,
Andrew Bourns RDS Bursary winner, Deane Rogan recently
returned from a stint with Tim Stockdale, Richard Kerins and Stephen
Egan regulars on the National Circuit must surely be in consideration.
winner will be receive their prize at the Connaught Region Ball
at the end of November. The prize includes a perpetual trophy, €500,
publicity and a placement with an International Rider.
in all a great weekend's show jumping is anticipated at Glenamaddy.
organisers wish to say special word of thanks to all their sponsors,
especially the Connaught Indoor Equestrian Centres:
Tubberbride, Collooney, Sligo
Karen Lyons, Ballygar
Elite Trophies & Rosettes, Claregalway; Saoirse Saddlery, Ballinasloe
are sponsoring Rugs for the winners and Charles Hanley of Claremorris
Saddlery is sponsoring the Leading Rider Award.