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 – Please get your stable numbers upon arrival from the stable managers office – The restaurant and bar will be open on Thursday. The restaurant will also be open for breakfast, snacks and meals throughout the weekend.
2). SHOW OFFICE – Opening hours:
Thursday – Midday to 4 pm
Friday – 7.00 am to 5 pm
Saturday – 6.30 am to 5 pm
Sunday – 6.30 am to 5 pm
3). CATALOGUE ENTRIES CLOSED 31st March – late entries can be made online or at the show providing the class is not full. We will make people aware of classes that are nearly full on our Facebook page. Change of entries can be made providing the horse / rider combination is the same for a nominal charge of £5 – Catalogues are for sale at the show office. We will accept Horse of the Year Show qualifier entries on the day.
4). COMPETITOR NUMBERS – should be collected from the Show Office when you arrive. Numbers are issued by the name of the horse / pony – so please ensure you remember what was put on the entry form. The animal has the same number for all classes entered. Competitor Numbers must be worn at all times whenever riding or leading a horse or pony. It is an insurance requirement. Failure to do so will result in immediate disqualification from all classes
5). WORKING HUNTER COURSE – Competitors must not jump, walk or enter the arena until instructed to do so by a show official. Anybody found in the arena without permission will be disqualified from all classes.
6). STALLIONS – People showing a stallion must wear a red ribbon on their arm or a visible stallion plaque on the animal.
7). PRIZE MONEY is paid for classes with five or more catalogue entries. The number of entries will dictate the number of places money is paid to. Competitors should claim prize money by taking their rosette to the show office – The class number on the reverse will then be crossed out by show office staff – The competitor will also need to sign a form confirming receipt of their money. PLEASE NOTE: NO ROSETTE – NO PRIZE MONEY – ALL PRIZE MONEY MUST BE CLAIMED AT THE SHOW – NO PRIZE MONEY WILL BE POSTED AFTER THE SHOW
8). CAMPING is available on site free of charge. Showers are also available. Please observe the quiet time between 11pm and 7am.
9). DOGS must be kept on a lead at all times. Dogs not on a leash will be lifted by the local dog warden who will charge for it’s return. No cycles within the show-grounds.
10). RULES – Please make sure you are familiar with the rules of the classes you intend to enter. Full details are available on the NIF website. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the criteria of the classes you are entering. Fence heights and animal specifics can be found on the NIF website.
11). TIMETABLE – It is your responsibility to be at your class on time. We cannot hold classes in the event of a clash or if you are late. The public address system will give out information on ring progress.
12). STABLES – All 500 stables at Cavan Equestrian Centre have sold out.
13). HEALTH AND SAFETY – These regulations are for the safety of all of us and an insurance requirement. Please ensure you comply with them.
14). EVENING PERFORMANCE COLLECTING AREA – Absolutely no spectators or animals are allowed in this area unless directed by a show official. This is an insurance requirement.