There are fifteen qualifying classes (401-415) which are detailed on our NIF working hunter criteria page. Qualifying shows are free to choose which classes they wish to run. NIF is a Championship Show so qualifier courses and fences should be made challenging and at the correct height. Competitors are advised that the final will have fences set close to or at the maximum heights detailed.
In order to verify entries, the Qualifying Show must email the show results within 7 days of it taking place. If we do not receive the results, the show will not be classed as a qualifier.
The first four in each qualifying class will qualify for entry to the final. In order to enter for the final, the competitor must enter online within 7 days of qualifying.
Please contact us if you would like to run a qualifier.
Northern Ireland Festival Working Hunter 2023 Qualifying Shows
Please check with show to see which qualifying classes are being run.
The following show venues are approved to run 2023 NIF Working Hunter qualifiers in accordance with the class and fence heights detailed on the NIF working hunter criteria page. Any show that intends to include NIF qualifiers must advertise it is a NIF Qualifier prior to the event taking place. Results must then be emailed to the Northern Ireland Festival within seven days of the show date for verification purposes.
Anne Stanley (The Barn)
Causeway Coast Riding Club
Connell Hill Equestrian
Enniskillen Horse and Pony show
Flavours of Fingal
Hazeldene Farm Equestrian
Hollypark Spring Stables
Irish Equestrian Mental Health Project
Kilbride Equestrian Show
Killossery Lodge Stud
Ower Equestrian Centre
Sceilig Sport Horses
Show of the East
Strule Valley Riding Club