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Confirmation of HOYS Qualifier Judges

We are pleased to confirm that the following judges have been approved by Grandstand Media for the six Horse of the Year Show qualifying classes being held at NIF 2022. Pony Plaited Working Hunter (classes 301-304)) – Ms Rosemary Keeling (C) and Mr Russell Marks (J)Horse Working Hunter (class 305) – Mr Nathan Arnold (J) […]

Side Saddle Association Qualifier

Class 19, the Classical Ladies Side Saddle will be a qualifier for the Side Saddle Association’s (SSA) National Show to be held in August at Bury Farm near Leighton Buzzard. In addition, there is an opportunity for SSA members to qualify for the British Show Horse Association’s (BSHA) Championships. Full details have now been added […]

2022 Revised Timetable Now Available

Following on from being granted Horse of the Year Show qualifiers, we have now published the revised timetable for the 2022 show. This includes In Hand classes, HOYS Working Hunter qualifiers and the Connemara ridden HOYS qualifier. All of these classes are due to take place on the Saturday of the show weekend. You can […]

HOYS 2022 Qualifiers

We are delighted to announce that NIF 2022 will host seven Horse of the Year Show qualifiers.They are: Mountain & Moorland Ridden Connemara PonyWorking Hunter HorseSupreme In-Hand ChampionshipIntermediate Working Hunter Pony of the Year153cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year143cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year133cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year An updated timetable […]

NIF 2022 to be a Three Day Show

The 2022 Northern Ireland Festival will be a three day show with three evening performances. This will take place from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April.We had planned to start the show on Thursday afternoon but due to unforeseen technical issues, this will not now be possible. We will endeavour to include most of the […]

2022 Show Dates

We are pleased to confirm that the 2022 four day show dates will be: Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April. To be held at Cavan International Equestrian Centre. Please note all 2021 Entry refunds have now been processed. Cavan Equestrian will contact all those who booked stables and offer a refund or transfer to the […]

Northern Ireland Festival 2021 Cancelled

The committee has reluctantly decided to cancel the 2021 Northern Ireland Festival.We have considered the ongoing restrictions, officials travel, the EU vaccination programme, the local travel restrictions and the possible new measures being introduced on equestrian sporting events. We have concluded that is is highly unlikely that restrictions will be eased sufficiently to allow the […]

Revised NIF 2021 Dates

The new dates for the 2021 Northern Ireland Festival are Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th July. We hope covid restrictions will have eased sufficiently by then to allow us to run a full programme in accordance with the published timetable.