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.

Another highlight is our All-Ireland Young Handler Championship which has been kindly sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland Irish Sport Horse Studbook in recent years. Many graduates from this competition have gone on to forge careers within the equine industry in Ireland and abroad.
 

N.B. Equine Premises Registration

It is 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  guidelines. Your Equine Premises No., must be included with your entry.
See: http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/animalidentificationmovement

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