New classes at this year’s Dublin Horse Show

Visitors to this year’s Dublin Horse Show, being held in July due to the Olympic Games, will have the chance to see the introduction of a Championship for Traditionally Bred Young Horses and a new Intermediate Side-Saddle class.

Visitors to this year’s Dublin Horse Show, being held in July due to the Olympic Games, will have the chance to see the introduction of a Championship for Traditionally Bred Young Horses and a new Intermediate Side-Saddle class.


Championship for Traditionally Bred Young Horses

A Championship for Traditionally Bred Young Horses has been added to the programme for 2016. First and second prize-winners from Classes 52 to 59, for Young Horses shown in-hand will be entitled to compete for this Cup, provided they are eligible. In order to be eligible horses must have three successive generations of recorded Irish traditional pedigree i.e. one to some, of all of the three basic constituent breeds, being Irish Draught (ID); Connemara Pony (CP); and Thoroughbred (TB/XX).  

 

Side Saddle class for Cobs, Connemaras, Small Hunters and Riding Horses

With the introduction of qualifiers in 2014 for the Side Saddle, the numbers turning out for the Ladies’ Side Saddle class has grown steadily. Building on that success a new Intermediate Side Saddle class will be introduced in 2016.  It will replace the junior competition as the packed schedule of the Show currently only allows for two Side Saddle classes. This class will cater for ponies and horses that fall into the height category of 148cms to 158cms and the class will be open to Riding Horse, Cob, Connemara and Small Hunter type horses and ponies.