BLUEGRASS EQUESTRIAN COMPETITIONS & ACTIVITIES 2018

EQUESTRIAN COMPETITIONS & ACTIVITIES 2018

EQUESTRIAN ARENA

This year Newry Hunt are organising an excellent line up of equestrian action at the show, that will see a full two-day programme of senior and junior competitions take place in the Equestrian Arena at the NI Countrysports Fair in Scarvagh House on 26th & 27thMay 2018.

 

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

BLUEGRASS DERBY

Saturday:          70cm Derby commencing at 09.30

                              90cm Derby commencing at 12.00

Pre-Registration Closing Date 18:00 on Thursday 24th May 2018 – See Below Links for Relevant Form

To start proceedings in the Equestrian Arena at the 2018 event at Scarvagh House, will be the ‘Starter Steaks’ junior Derby.  Kicking off at 09.30, this event will have cross poles suitable for lead rein competitors and adjustable to suit the level of skill for the more experienced junior riders.  Following on from this will be the Senior Derby with a variety of fences making up the versatile but challenging course.  The senior derby commences at 10.30 with the 70cm course, followed by the 90cm.   Each rider will complete a lap.  Those with clear rounds will jump off against the clock.  Both the ‘Starter Steaks’ and the Senior Derby are pre-registration events.  The ‘Starter Steaks’ will be open to any pony and rider aged 12 and under and the Senior Derby will be open to any pony and rider under 15 or any horse and rider over 15.

Entry Form will be Available from 23/04/18

BLUEGRASS SENIOR HUNT CHASE (RDS HUNT CHASE QUALIFIER EVENT)

Saturday:              commencing at 15:00

Pre-Registration Closing Date 18:00 on Thursday 24th May 2018 – See Below Links for Relevant Form

Following on from the Derby will be the Senior Hunt Chase.  This event will again act as a qualifier for the prestigious Dublin Horse Show which is held at the RDS in Dublin from 8th – 12th August 2018.

A fantastic spectator competition, this event sees teams compete in a fast and furious race against the clock, over a specially designed course.  There will be some unique and challenging fences along the way, so this is a competition not to be missed.

Entry Form will be Available from 23/04/18

BLUEGRASS GATE JUMPING COMPETITION

Saturday:              commencing at 17:00

Pre-Registration Closing Date 18:00 on Thursday 24th May 2018 – See Below Links for Relevant Form

The very popular Gate Jumping competition makes a return this year.   Whilst this is a pre-registration event, re-entries will be taken on the day.

Entry Form will be Available from 23/04/18

 

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

BLUEGRASS DERBY

Sunday:           Starter Stakes 09.30

                           80cm Derby commencing at 10:30

                           1m Derby commencing at 13:00

Pre-Registration Closing Date 18:00 on Thursday 24th May 2018 – See Below Links for Relevant Form

To start proceedings in the Equestrian Arena on Sunday will be the second day of Derby competitions.  Again there will be a variety of fences making up the versatile but challenging course, with jumps of 80cm and 1m precisely.   Each rider will complete a lap.  Those with clear rounds will jump off against the clock.  This is a pre-registration event and will be open to any pony and rider under 15 or any horse and rider over 15.

Entry Form will be Available from 23/04/18

BLUEGRASS SENIOR HUNT CHASE (RDS HUNT CHASE QUALIFIER EVENT)

Sunday:                 commencing at 14:00

Pre-Registration Closing Date 18:00 on Thursday 24th May 2018 – See below Link for Relevant Form

This provides senior Hunt Chase teams with another chance to qualify for the Dublin Horse Show in August 2018.

BLUEGRASS JUNIOR HUNT CHASE

Sunday:                 commencing at 16:30

Pre-Registration Closing Date 18:00 on Thursday 24th May 2018 – See Below Link for Relevant Form

Finishing off this great two-day set of equestrian competitions will be the Junior Hunt Chase.  This event will see teams of younger riders compete in a race against the clock over purpose built jumps…every bit as competitive as the seniors.  Please note: this is not a qualifying competition.

Entry Form will be Available from 23/04/18

 

Additional equestrian activities outside of the Equestrian Arena each day include:

HORSES & HOUNDS

Horses and hounds are always a great attraction at game and country fairs and this year at Scarvagh House we are very pleased to have the Newry Hunt along on Sunday with their display in the main arena.

The hunt members will be at hand with their hound pack, to welcome along visitors and to answer any questions they may have.

The hounds are always popular with the younger visitors to the show, who are able to get up close and personal with them.

PONY RIDES

No show would be complete without some Pony Rides for the children. As in previous years Jim, Paula and their team of helpers will be at the show both days and will be offering pony rides for the younger visitors to the show.