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The Nineteenth

NORTHERN IRELAND FESTIVAL

Is confirmed as 2nd - 4th May 2025 at Cavan Equestrian Centre. Entries will open soon to allow competitors the opportunity to spread the cost.

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Northern Ireland Festival

Sponsorship Opportunities

Details of how to have a ring named after you, sponsor a championship, book a trade stand or advertise in the show catalogue.

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Run a Northern Ireland Festival

Working Hunter Qualifier

Join our list of approved venues and run a NIF Working Hunter Qualifying Show. Fast and easy application process.

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MAKE AN ENTRY

You can enter almost any class at the Northern Ireland Festival without the need to qualify. The only exceptions being the NIF Working Hunter Finals (classes 401-415)

RULE BOOKS

Find full details of the Northern Ireland Festival general show rules, class specific rules, jumping fence heights and the horse and pony criteria

RUN A NIF QUALIFIER

Join our extensive list of approved show venues who run qualifiers for the Festival Working Hunter Finals. Simple, fast and free sign up process

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsor a championship, have a ring named after you or place an advert in the catalogue. Wide range of deals available to suit all budgets

WHAT IS NIF?

Established in 2005, the Northern Ireland Festival has grown into one of the largest and most popular horse and pony shows throughout the island of Ireland.

THE NORTHERN IRELAND FESTIVAL

Offering an extensive range of working hunter and showing classes, this unique three day show offers classes to suit numerous breeds and types of horse and pony. It is often referred to as the ‘equestrian holiday’ as competitors enjoy a long weekend on the show-grounds.

    • All judges recruited from the Great Britain mainland.
    • Three ‘black tie’ indoor evening performances.
    • Six rings operating daily on superb all weather surfaces.
    • Excellent on site facilities, including a restaurant and bar.
    • Five hundred on-site stables with hook up available.

NIF Facts

Take a look at the three day Northern Ireland Festival in numbers

Classes

170

+

Entries

2200

+

Championships

55

+

Prize Money

12000

+

Latest NIF News

Now NIF is on TikTok

You can find us at; @northernirelandfestival

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Save The Date: NIF 2025

The confirmed dates for the 2025 Northern Ireland Festival are Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th May. The early Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

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Current Class Entry Numbers

To assist competitors with timings, please find listed below the current class entry numbers. Class Entries1 122 73 154 125 86 147 118 89 1110 311 1312 913 1214 1515 916 1217 1118 119 420 1021 1522 2323 2724 3625 4226 2627 1828 2029…

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