BLUEGRASS EQUESTRIAN COMPETITIONS & ACTIVITIES 2019

£1000 Derby Weekend, Scarvagh House, Scarva – 25th & 26th May 2019

Organised by Newry Hunt

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 25th & 26th May 2019.

Donations from the equestrian events will go to Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

BLUEGRASS DERBY

Saturday:          70cm Derby commencing at 10.00

                           90cm Derby commencing at 12.30

ALL ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN ON THE DAY

-Entry Fees for 70cm and 90cm £20 per Rider (includes Fair Entry)

To start proceedings in the Equestrian Arena at the 2019 event at Scarvagh House, will be the 70cm Derby at 10:00am.  This Senior Derby will have a variety of natural fences with show jumps, making up the versatile but challenging course.  Following on from this will be the 90cm competition.  Each rider will complete a lap.  Those with clear rounds will jump off against the clock.

Prize Fund:

70cm Derby

Cash prizes for 1st-3rd placed with horse feed and rosette for 1st-6th placed competitors.

90cm Derby

Cash prizes for 1st-3rd placed with horse feed and rosette for 1st-6th placed competitors.

BLUEGRASS and SMYTH’S COUNTRY SPORTS GATE JUMPING COMPETITION

Saturday:              commencing at 17:00

ALL ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN ON THE DAY

-Entry Fees for Gate Jumping £20 per Rider (includes Fair Entry). 

The very popular Gate Jumping competition makes a return this year.   With riders competing, as the gate height increases, the winner will be the competitor to clear the greatest gate height.  Re-entries will be taken on the day for the gate jumping.

Prize Fund:

Highest Clear Jump:  Cash Prize,  Barbour Voucher, Bag of Horse Feed, Rosette

2nd-3rd placed horse feed and rosette.

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

BLUEGRASS DERBY

Sunday:           Starter Stakes commencing at 10:00

                          80cm Derby commencing at 11:00

                          1m Derby commencing at 13:30

ALL ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN ON THE DAY

– Entry Fees for 80cm and 1m £20 per Rider (includes Fair Entry)

– Entry Fees for Starter Stakes £10 per Rider (includes Fair Entry)

To start proceedings in the Equestrian Arena on Sunday will be the ‘Starter Stakes’ at 10:00. 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.  It will be open to any pony and rider aged 12 and under.  Following on will be the senior Derby competitions. Again, there will be a variety of natural fences with show jumps, 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.

Prize Fund:

Starter Stakes

1st-3rd placed horse feed and rosette

80cm Derby

Cash prizes for 1st-3rd placed with horse feed and rosette for 1st-6th placed competitors.

1m Derby

Cash prizes for 1st-3rd placed with horse feed and rosette for 1st-6th placed competitors.

ENQUIRIES RELATING TO ALL THE ABOVE COMPETITONS TO:  Vina +44 (0)7712 937232

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 Newry Hunt along 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 enjoy being able to get up close and meet the pack.

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 fair visitors.  Proceeds from this year’s pony rides will go to the Children’s Cancer Charity.