The 16th Northern Ireland Festival is set to take place from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2020 at Cavan Equestrian Centre. The timetable and online entry system will be launched in July allowing competitors to spread the cost over the next nine months leading up to the show.
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The Chairman and the Committee deeply regret the sudden death of our good friend and fellow committee member George Boyd. We will miss him, as will the judges, officials and competitors. George was a gentlemen to all in the equestrian world and ran the hunter ring at the Festival like clockwork. Our thoughts are with […]
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Northern Ireland Festival – 26th to 28th April 2019 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 1). SHOW GROUNDS – opens on Thursday 25th April from Midday until 7.30pm […]
You can now pre-order your 2019 Northern Ireland Festival merchandise. Printing Inc. will be at the show selling branded t shirts, mugs, baseball caps and bags. The new Festival Working Hunter qualifier t shirts are available listing all the finalists on the reverse. Pre-order now and pick up your order at the show. Visit their […]
The silver ring on Friday is nearing capacity. No more entries will be accepted for Class 24 (pony performance 75cms) and Class 25 (pony performance 85cms). The remaining three classes are likely to close within the next few days.
Two new qualifiers have been confirmed for NIF 2019. They are the Side Saddle Association (SSA) Classical Ladies Side Saddle Qualifier (class 19) and Class 70 which will be a Registered Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association Northern Ireland Qualifier.
Class 91 Small Hunter on the Sunday of the show has now been split by age. Class 91 will be for Small Hunters, aged 4 and 5 years. It will be followed by Class 124 Small Hunters, aged 6 and over. A new championship (CH 19) for these classes has been added to the Sunday […]
The wording for classes 202, 204, 206 and 208 has now been amended to allow stallions to participate in each of these classes.
The 2019 Northern Ireland Festival dates have now been confirmed as Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April. More details regarding the schedule, online entry system and stabling arrangements will be available in July.