Show Hunter Ponies
77. SHOW HUNTER STARTER STAKES, PONY, MARE or GELDING, 4 years old or over, not exceeding 133cm.
Suitable for and to be ridden by riders who have not attained their 12th birthday by 1 January 2018. Any combination of pony and rider competing in this class may not compete in any other Show Hunter Pony Class at this Show.
78. PONY, MARE or GELDING, 4 years old or over, not exceeding 133cm.
Suitable for and to be ridden by riders who have not attained their 14th birthday by 1 January 2018.
79. PONY, MARE or GELDING, 4 years old or over, exceeding 133cm but not exceeding 143cm.
Suitable for and to be ridden by riders who have not attained their 17th birthday by 1 January 2018.
80. PONY, MARE or GELDING, 4 years old or over, exceeding 143cm but not exceeding 153cm.
Suitable for and to be ridden by riders who have not attained their 20th birthday by 1 January 2018.
81. PONY, MARE or GELDING, 4 years old or over, exceeding 143cm, but not exceeding 158cm.
Suitable for and to be ridden by riders who have attained their 14th birthday but not attained their 25th birthday, by 1 January 2018.
To exhibit true pony character and conformation.
The Show Hunter Pony should be a quality animal with a neat head, good length of rein and depth through the body. They should demonstrate the suitability to carry a child across country and over a variety of terrain and obstacles. Manners are of extreme importance.
RDS Members: €173 each entry, Non-members: €204 each entry.
Ponies entered in Class 80 & 81 may also be entered in Class 20 & 21 (Small Hunters) provided they are eligible.
Exhibits in the Show Hunter Pony classes must have a current and valid measurement under the Show Jumping Ireland / Irish Pony Society Measurement Scheme and their passports must be available on arrival for inspection.
Please note there are no specific bitting rules or guidelines for these classes.
Spurs are not permitted.
It is compulsory that all 4 and 5 year old ponies entered in these classes have competed in a minimum of three shows prior to the 1st of August 2018. Please note, exhibitors will be required to state the three shows on their entry form. An allowance will be made for exhibitors who wish to compete in a Show scheduled between their time of entry and the 1st of August, i.e exhibitors will be permitted to list a show that they intend to compete in. If an exhibitor lists a future show, but is then unable to attend the nominated show for reasons of force majeure, the exhibitor must declare this to the Equestrian Office before the 1st of August.
Proof of participation at these shows may be requested on arrival at the Dublin Horse Show, and should incorrect or inaccurate information be supplied it will incur elimination.
For 5 year old ponies who competed as 4 year olds in 2017, this experience may be used to fulfil the three show requirement.
Awards & Prizes
The number of prizes awarded is based on the number of animals catalogued. For more information please click here.
- 1st €335
- 2nd €233
- 3rd €186
- 4th €129
- 5th €93
Cups & Trophies
Cup No. 99 – Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Best Show Hunter Pony (Classes 78 to 81).