Ireland's Premier Horse and Pony Show

New Hack class added to the schedule

Class 153  is a new Hack class which is available on Friday 21st April in the red ring. It is open to Mares or geldings, 4 years old and over, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 160cms. You can enter now via the website or post.

HOYS Cuddy In Hand Qualifier

Please note Horse of the Year Show Cuddy In Hand rule amendment: ‘The Cuddy in hand this is a breeding class therefore geldings of four years old and over are not eligible as they cannot be classed as breeding stock.  Geldings under four years old are eligible as at this age they are considered as […]

Irish Draught Performance 80cms Class...

An Irish Draft performance 80cm class has been added to the Friday 21st April schedule. Class 152 will take place after the horse performance classes in the Blue ring. You can enter it now for £20 via the website or post.

Class 148 – TSR Pony Training C...

Class 148, the The Showing Register Pony Training Class has now reached it’s limit of 20 entries. Therefore this class is now closed and no further entries will be accepted.

TSR Training Classes at NIF 2017

NIF 2017 will host two training classes / clinics by ‘The Showing Register’ on Friday 21st April – Entry will be £10 and limited to 20 per class – TSR TRAINING CLASSES & TSR/HOYS MASTER CLASS TALENT SPOTTING Classes are open to everyone and the judge/trainer will give feed back to the exhibitor during the class. […]

New Main Sponsors Announced

The Northern Ireland Festival committee is delighted to announce two main sponsors for the 2016 show. Horse World NI are the new sponsors of the Festival Working Hunter Pony Championships – They will have a stand in the retail village at the show selling a wide variety of equine products. BuyDirectIrishHorses.com are the new sponsors of the […]

Ring Layout 2016

Stables Sold Out

Cavan Equestrian have informed us that all 500 stables are now sold out for NIF 2016 – they are taking names from people to go on a stand-by list in the event of cancellations. A list of alternative local stables are listed below. NAME  Location TELEPHONE NO.  DISTANCE  Brady, Bernadette  Butlersbridge 086 – 4041897  2 Miles Conlon, Jackie  Butlersbridge 086 – 8688116  1 Mile Crowe, […]

NIF 2016 ~ frequently asked questions

 PLEASE ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME TO GET INTO THE SHOW-GROUNDS AS ROADS AROUND CAVAN ARE LIKELY TO BE VERY BUSY ALL WEEKEND – EVERY YEAR PEOPLE MISS CLASSES BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T ALLOW ENOUGH TIME PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A PARADE THROUGH CAVAN TOWN CENTRE ON SATURDAY 23RD APRIL  1). SHOW GROUNDS – opens on Thursday 21st April […]

Horse of the Year Show 2016 Qualifier...

The Northern Ireland Festival Committee is delighted to announce that they will be hosting six prestigious qualifiers for the ‘World’s Most Famous Horse Show’ These are: Cuddy Working Hunter of the Year Championship (Horses) Cuddy In-Hand Championship 133cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year 143cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year 153cm Working Hunter Pony […]