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135: The Ardrahan All Ireland Ridden Hunter Championship Qualifier

EQUESTRIAN ➤ HORSES - SUN 25TH JUNE 2023 X DO NOT USE - Charleville Agricultural Show 2023 - Tue, 26th Sep, 2023


Sponsored by: Ardrahan Show and Associates
PRIZE FUND: €2,500

Entries are confined to Mares and Geldings, four years old and over, to be shown under saddle.
2. The judges may ride each horse in all paces on either or both reins.
3. The judges will asses the conformation and movement of each horse in hand.
4. Two or more Animals may be selected to qualify for the final if the judges and the ISA agree that the standard is high enough.
5. Exhibitors must have the animal’s passport available for inspection at both the qualifier and the final.
6.  The Qualifying Exhibitor must fill out their own Qualifying Card at each Qualifying Show.

These rules should be read in conjunction with I.S.A. Rules.

For information on accommodation or free stabling for the final, contact 086-0879726 or 085-7441779.

1st €500, 2nd €300, 3rd €200, 4th €150, 5th €100, 6th €75.
Best Irish Draught €200, Best 4 Year Old €100, Breeder of the Champion €200, 
All other Finalists €75

Entry Fee: To Qualifying show €10 / To Final €20



EQUESTRIAN - Opening Notes

Premises Registration

As from 1 May 2012, any premises (which includes shows, fairs and markets) where horses or other equines are gathered must be registered with the Department.  Owners/persons in charge of such gatherings are required to submit a completed application form for registration and to keep records of movements on/off their premises.

Records must be retained for at least 3 years as they may be required by the Department for the purposes of tracing disease. Records required are

  • The name and address of the owner/person in charge of the premises from which the equine came
  • The premises registration number from which the equine came and
  • Passport number/UELN number of the animal

It is important therefore that Show organisers should contact their local Regional Veterinary Office in advance so that consideration can be given to compliance with the requirements outlined above.

Equine Identification

All Equines (which include horses, ponies and donkeys) must be identified in accordance with EU and national legislation.

  • It is an offence to be in possession of an equine that is not properly identified. 
  • Equine passports must be issued by approved Passport Issuing Organisations [PIOs] not later than 12 months from the date of birth of the animal and, in any event before the equine leaves the establishment of birth for a period exceeding 30 days, except in limited circumstances.  The passport is valid for the lifetime of the animal.  A list of the PIOs approved by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine is set out in Appendix 5.
  • Microchip - all equines issued with a passport after 1st July 2009 must have a corresponding microchip implanted by a veterinarian, the details of which are recorded in the passport and in the central equine database, thereby creating a link between the passport and the animal.

In respect of each equine in their care, a keeper must ensure that

  • the equine is registered with an approved PIO;
  • the animal’s passport is issued in accordance with EU and national legislation;
  • they are in compliance with the provisions of the legislation whereby the passport issued in respect of the equine must accompany the animal whenever it is moved to events such as shows, sales and to slaughter plants, etc.
HORSES - SUN 25TH JUNE 2023 - Opening Notes

To enter a qualifying class, the relevant show class must also be entered.

Ring Area:  
Ring 3
Entry Fee:  
Class is currently closed for entry.