The committee has reluctantly decided to cancel the 2021 Northern Ireland Festival.
We have considered the ongoing restrictions, officials travel, the EU vaccination programme, the local travel restrictions and the possible new measures being introduced on equestrian sporting events. We have concluded that is is highly unlikely that restrictions will be eased sufficiently to allow the show to run without incurring a substantial loss.
Such a loss would jeopardise the future of the show which obviously we want to avoid.
All Entries will be refunded within the next ten days.
Those who have qualified for the NIF Working Hunter finals will have their qualification carried forward to 2022.
Cavan Equestrian will contact those who have booked stables to organise a refund or transfer to the 2022 show.