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 […]
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Entries for the cancelled 2020 show will automatically transfer to the 2021 show unless you request a refund below. All refunds are subject to a £3 fee.
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is now available via the website.Several of the original judges who are unable to make the revised show dates have now been replaced by other UK mainland judges.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 […]
Please note that the re-arranged date for the 2020 Northern Ireland Festival will affect the following qualifiers given NIF is now scheduled to take place after the events themselves.Dublin Horse Show qualifiers – classes 127, 128 and 129 will no longer take place. People who have already entered will receive a refund in the next […]
The health and safety of all those attending NIF 2020 is paramount. We are committed to reducing the impact of the coronavirus (covid-19) by following government recommendations with regards to indoor and outdoor events. We are also conscious that medical staff should be supporting those in urgent need during these unprecedented times.We have therefore decided […]
The Northern Ireland Festival committee’s priority is the safety and well being of the show competitors, staff, traders and spectators.We continue to monitor the rapidly developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the advice given by the relevant authorities. These include the WHO (World Health Organisation) and governments of both the United Kingdom and the Republic of […]