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 Handler Championship Regional Qualifier, in conjunction with Horse Sport Ireland, with a prize fund of €1400. (see below for details)


  • Investec All-Ireland Mare & Foal Qualifier - Iverk Show
  • The Bantry Show I.D. Foal Munster Championship - Bantry
  • The H.S.I. Irish Draught Filly Foal Championship - Ballinasloe
  • The A. Brown All-Ireland Filly Foal Championship - Moate
  • The Irish Draught Yearling Filly - Roscommon
  • The All Ireland Two-Year-Old Irish Draught Filly - Limerick
  • The All-Ireland Yearling Filly Championship - Bridgetown
  • The All Ireland Two-Year-Old Filly Championship - Kildysart
  • The Limerick Lady Championship - Limerick


  • Cork County Yearling Championship. Final at Carbery Show

Enquiries / Entries

To download a 2018 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.

H.S.I. Young Handler Championship - Regional Qualifier

Information Note

Entry Form

In preparation for the qualifier we require each competitor to research a particular stallion. For the Dunmanway Qualifier, that stallion is: Ardcolum Duke (ISH) (TIH) 5* (pg. 20 ST Book 2018)

The competitor will be required to research the stallion under the following headings: Pedigree, stallion’s performance, stallion’s progeny performance, stallion’s dam line performance, high profile progeny TB%/EBV.

The following sources should help the competitors with collating the information required

•             IHR online (

•             2018 Stallion Book (

•             Horsetelex (

•             Hippomundo (

•             Show jumping Ireland (

•             Eventing Ireland (

•             Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI -

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