Young Horses

Classes

Yearlings

  • When:
  • Where:

52. GELDING or COLT.

53. FILLY.

Two Year Olds

  • When:
  • Where:

54. GELDING or COLT, with potential to carry over 83kgs (13st).

55. GELDING or COLT, with potential to carry up to 83kgs (13st).

56. FILLY.

Three Year Olds

  • When:
  • Where:

57. GELDING, with potential to carry over 83kg (13st).

58. GELDING, with potential to carry up to 83kg (13st).

59. FILLY.

Aim

To promote the breeding of correct, athletic horses with good movement and excellent conformation capable of excelling in the various disciplines.

They should have good flat bone, excellent conformation, substance, quality and movement.


Entry Fee

RDS Members: €220 each entry; Non-Members: €253 each entry


Awards & Prizes

The number of prizes awarded is based on the number of animals catalogued. For more information please click here

Classes 52 – 56:

  • 1st €595
  • 2nd €415
  • 3rd €320
  • 4th €222
  • 5th €160

Classes 57 - 59:

  • 1st €1,750
  • 2nd €1,500
  • 3rd €1,000
  • 4th €500
  • 5th €250

The RDS will present a Champion Prize of €2,000 and a Reserve Champion Prize of €1,000 for the Overall Champion Young Horse.

The RDS will present a Champion Prize of €1,000 and a Reserve Champion Prize of €500 for the Champion Traditionally Bred Young Horse.

McCusker Group of Lurgan, Co. Armagh, have kindly sponsored the best turned out and breeders prize in each of the Young Horse classes. The breeder of the winning horse in each class as well as the winner of the best turned out will each receive €100.  The best turned out will be judged by the judges in the Ring.


Cups & Trophies

Cup No. 7 – Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the Champion Traditionally Bred Young Horse.  The first and second prize-winners in Classes 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, and 59 will compete for this Cup.  

Cup No. 39 – Perpetual Challenge Cup presented for the Champion Yearling (Classes 52 and 53).

Cup No. 40 – Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Champion Two Year Old (Classes 54 – 56).

Cup No. 46 – The “Laidlaw” Perpetual Challenge Cup for the overall Champion Young Horse.  Champions and Reserves from Cups 39, 40, 73 and 145 will compete for this Cup.

Cup No. 73 – The “Anthony Maude” Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Champion Three-Year-Old.  First and second prize winners in Classes 57 – 61 will compete for this Cup.

Cup No. 145 – The “Owen Ryan” Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Champion yearling, two or three year old filly.  The first and second prize-winning fillies in Classes 53, 56, 59 and 61 will compete for this Cup.


Parade

The Champion and Reserve Champion Yearling, Two Year Old, Three Year Old and the Champion and Reserve Champion of the Laidlaw Cup are required to participate in the Parade of Champions on Friday 11 August. Further details available here.