Horse Section

Our renowned horse section is always a huge attraction, with exhibitors battling it out for both prizes and prestige, with an impressive array of silverware up for grabs.

We have classes for broodmares and foals, young stock, ridden horses, cobs and coloured horses.

The highlight is undoubtedly the Murray Bros. Tarmacadam Broodmare Championship. This competition is run in two sections - heavyweight and lightweight - with the winners then competing against the Barren or Maiden Mare, the Thoroughbred Broodmare, the Young Irish Draught Mare and the Senior Irish Draught Mare for the coveted Murray Bros. Tarmacadam Cup and the title of Overall Champion Broodmare of the Show. The Champion will receive €100 and the reserve will receive €50.

We are delighted to announce the All Ireland Young Show Person Championship, in conjunction with Horse Sport Ireland. with a prize fund of €2000. This championship is aimed at young people aged between 16 and 23 who are new to showing horses. It will be judged on the young person's ability to show their horse. We have run this class on a smaller scale for the past few years and we feel that it is a great way of encouraging teenagers and young adults to get involved in showing. The winner will also receive the Elenor Moore Memorial Trophy. (see below for details)

All Ireland Championship 2017

Dunmanway Agricultural Society Ltd.
Horse Sport Ireland

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The All Ireland Young Show Person Championship
Prize Fund: €2,000
Champion €600 & Eleanor Moore Trophy, Reserve €400, 3rd €200, 4th €150, 5th €100, 6th €80, 7th - end €30
All exhibitors will receive a rosette.
Entry Fee: €20

FINAL AT: Dunmanway Agricultural Show, Sunday July 2nd at 2:30pm approx.
Rules and Conditions:

  1. The Competition is open to persons 16 years and over who have not attained their 24th birthday on the day of the final. Proof of age will be requested.
  2. Competitors can show a horse / pony (over 148cm) of any breed, provided that they are registered in an approved studbook. Passports must be available for inspection, if required, on the day of the final. The animal will not be judged.
  3. All animals to be shown in hand with appropriate tack.
  4. No colts over 1 year allowed.
  5. Animals do not have to be the property of the handler; however, the handler will be asked a series of questions about the animal.
  6. Equine premises number and UELN/Reg. number must be provided with the entry.
  7. This class is exempt from rule 13.
  8. Previous first prize winners of the Young Show Person Championship are not permitted to compete in the championship the following year.
  9. Animals shown in this class may compete in other classes at Dunmanway Show.
  10. All exhibitors must remain in the ring until prizes are presented. Otherwise, any prizes will be forfeited.
  11. Entries to be made direct to the Secretary of Dunmanway Show on or before Friday June 16th on the correct form and accompanied by the appropriate entry fee.
  12. These rules should be read in conjunction with the General I.S.A. rules and the Dunmanway show rules.

The competition will be judged under the following criteria:

  • Demonstrable understanding of safety when handling and showing horses
  • Skill in showing their animal in hand (walk, trot up, stand for conformation)
  • Overall impression, sportsmanship and courtesy (including appropriate attire and turnout)


  • WCHB All-Ireland Mare & Foal Qualifier - WCHB Show
  • The Bantry Show I.D. Foal Munster Championship - Bantry
  • The Moate Filly Foal All-Ireland Championship - Moate
  • The Irish Draught Yearling Filly - Roscommon
  • The Limerick Lady Championship - Limerick
  • Irish Draught 2 Year Old Filly - Limerick


  • Cork County Yearling Championship. Final at Carbery Show
  • All-Ireland Warmblood Foal Championship - Mountbellew

Enquiries / Entries

To download a 2017 prize schedule, click here.

To download entry forms, please click on the links below.

To download a PDF entry form, please click here.
To download a WORD entry form, please click here.

Online Entries Now Available!

Please click here to access our online entry form.

N.B. Equine Premises Registration

It will now be a legal requirement that any premises where an equine is kept be registered with the Department of Agriculture. This is compulsory, so please make yourself familiar with the new guidelines. Your Equine Premises No., must be forwarded with your entry.


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