Following the news at the weekend that the lockdown in the Republic of Ireland is expected to last six months, the Northern Ireland Festival committee has reluctantly decided to postpone the four day show in April. We now intend to run NIF 2021 in July or August. However, with the coronavirus situation changing almost daily, […]
The 2021 Northern Ireland Festival will host six Horse of the Year qualifiers including the horse working hunter, four pony working hunters classes and a the In Hand qualifier. These new classes are now available to enter via the website (classes 301-305).
The 2021 Northern Ireland Festival will take place from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th April at Cavan Equestrian Centre.We will be adding lots of new classes and there will be four prestigious evening performances.If you qualified for the Working Hunter finals for the cancelled 2020show, your qualification will carried forward so you can enter the […]
Following the Irish Government’s decision last night, the Northern Ireland Festival committee has reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s show.The committee has worked tirelessly over the past few months to re-organise the show to meet the planned government guidelines.It is now clear these guidelines will not be in place when the show was due to […]
1st September 2020 update:This has been a mammoth task but we have now processed around 1500 class refunds back to the payee’s paypal account. We expect to complete the remaining 500 refunds by 8th September 2020.Some people have requested refunds using an email addresses not related to their paypal account. As you can appreciate we […]
Following the cancellation of the Horse of the Year show and the introduction of several new classes, the revised timetable is now available via the website.Several of the original judges who are unable to make the revised show dates have now been replaced by other UK mainland judges. Schedule
In order to reduce congestion at rings and to comply with current social distancing regulations, working hunter competitors are asked to jump in catalogue order. Please note that due to current circumstances horses will not be ridden by the ride judge in both the ridden hunter or working hunter classes.
The Connemara Cup is a new competition taking place in the Green ring on the Saturday of the show. The final will take place during the Saturday Evening Performance. Class 143: Connemara Ridden Pony (Junior rider aged under 14 on 1st January in the current year) Class 144: Connemara Ridden Pony (Junior rider aged 14 to […]
The following classes have been added to the Saturday timetable and are now available to enter via the website. In Hand Classes: Judge: TBC Class 130: In Hand Riding / Show Pony Class 131: In Hand Hunter Pony Class 132: In Hand M&M Class 133: In Hand Horse CH 48: In Hand Championship (classes 130, […]
Horse of the Year Show has cancelled this years event in October due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The working hunter qualifier classes we were set to run (301-305) will no longer take place. All those who have already entered will be refunded.Given the In Hand Cuddy qualifier is also cancelled, we will not be […]