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EQUESTRIAN COMPETITIONS & ACTIVITIES 2017

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 27th & 28th May 2017.

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

BLUE GRASS DERBY

Saturday:             70cm commencing at 09.30

                              90cm commencing at 12 noon

Pre-Registration Closing Date 18:00 on Thursday 25th May 2017 – See Below Links for Relevant Form

To start proceedings in the Equestrian Arena at the 2017 event at Scarvagh House, will be an exciting new Derby course.  There will be a variety of fences making up the versatile but challenging course, with jumps of 70cm and 90cm 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.

2017 Derby Pre-Entry Form

BLUE GRASS SENIOR HUNT CHASE (RDS HUNT CHASE QUALIFIER EVENT)

Saturday:              commencing at 15:00

Pre-Registration Closing Date 18:00 on Thursday 25th May 2017 – 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 9th – 13th August 2017.

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.

2017 Senior & Junior Hunt Chase Pre-Entry Form

GATE JUMPING COMPETITION

Saturday:              commencing at 17:00

Pre-Registration Closing Date 18:00 on Thursday 25th May 2017 – See Below Links for Relevant Form

The very popular Gate Jumping competition makes a return this year.  With Barbour clothing sponsoring a jacket to the value of £250 for the highest gate jump, this will be a well contested event.  Whilst this is a pre-registration event, re-entries will be taken on the day.

2017 Gate Jumping Pre-Entry Form

DONKEY DERBY CHARITY EVENT

Saturday: 18:00 – 20:00

Entry – By Invitation Only

To finish off the first day, we are adding a bit of quirky fun in the form of a Donkey Derby.  There will be a number of races, including a back-to-front race.  Donkey’s names will be auctioned to the highest bidder and then it’s over to the riders to do their bit.  Proceeds from this event will be going to the organisers chosen charity.

 

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

BLUE GRASS DERBY

Sunday:             80cm commencing at 09.30

                           1m commencing at 12noon

Pre-Registration Closing Date 18:00 on Thursday 25th May 2017 – 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.

2017 Derby Pre-Entry Form

BLUE GRASS SENIOR HUNT CHASE (RDS HUNT CHASE QUALIFIER EVENT)

Sunday:                 commencing at 13:00

Pre-Registration Closing Date 18:00 on Thursday 25th May 2017 – See below Link for Relevant Form

This provides senior Hunt Chase teams with another chance to qualify for the Dublin Horse Show in July 2017.

BLUE GRASS JUNIOR HUNT CHASE

Sunday:                 commencing at 15:30

Pre-Registration Closing Date 18:00 on Thursday 25th May 2017 – 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.

2017 Senior & Junior Hunt Chase Pre-Entry Form

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. Jim and his team of helpers will be at the show both days and will be offering pony rides for the younger visitors to the show.

 

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