Ireland's Premier Horse and Pony Show

Record Prize Fund Announced

The Northern Ireland Festival committee are please to announce a record potential prize fund of nearly £15,000 for the 2015 show. The Festival Working Hunter Supreme Champion will win £1000, with the Reserve Champion £250 and the Second Reserve £100. The Ridden Horse Supreme, Ridden Pony Supreme and Novice Supreme win £200 each with the […]

NIF Ring Details

The proposed ring surfaces for NIF 2015 will be as follows:   Gold – Indoor Sand Silver – Indoor Sand (Pony WH second phase will be outdoor on sand) Bronze – Outdoor Grass Red – Outdoor Grass Blue – Outdoor Grass (Horse WH second phase will be outdoor on grass)   These may be subject to change […]

New Working Hunter Qualifier in Co. D...

Kilronan Equestrian Centre, Swords, Co.  Dublin will be running working hunter qualifying classes at their show on Monday 6th April. Further details are available via Anne Stanley’s facebook page here

New Working Hunter Qualifying Show in...

Upper Mace Equestrian Centre in Knock, County Mayo will be holding a range of qualifiers for the Northern Ireland Festival Working Hunter Championships at their show on Sunday 12th April. Please visit their website for more details here

IPS to Host NIF Working Hunter Qualif...

The Irish Pony Society Northern Area Spring show at Knockaghview Equestrian Centre will be hosting NIF 2015 working hunter qualifiers. The show is on Saturday 28th March and starts at 9am. Please follow link for more details and a schedule – IPS show

NIF 2015 Judge Michaela Bowling Break...

Northern Ireland Festival 2015 horse ride judge Michaela Bowling sets a new British side saddle jumping record when she clears 1.90 metres. Watch it here  

Wanted: Your photos from the 2014 sho...

We are preparing a video of images from last years show to play on the information screens during the 2015 show. We would like to include photos of people enjoying the show as well as the usual horsey pictures. So if you have a humorous snap or photo of your horse or pony that you […]

Mounted Guard of Honour

The Festival are delighted to announce that two mounts of An Garda Siochana will attend the show for Saturday and Sunday’s Evening Performances and Presentations

Showgrounds Opening Times

Cavan Equestrian Gates will open at 6pm on Thursday 23rd April 215.

Free Camping and Live Music

The free camping area will be available once again from Thursday 23rd April to Monday 27th. Following Saturday night’s Evening Performance, there will be live entertainment in the bar area.