Northern Ireland Horse Board

Press Release 24.05.2022

NIHB Mares Development Series 2022


Within breeding circles, it is commonly known that the mare is very influential in the makeup of their offspring’s ability.


Launching their latest concept, the Northern Ireland Horse Board have revealed their inaugural Mares Development Series, supported by Meadows Equestrian Centre, Lurgan.


Commenting on the launch of the series, a NIHB representative said “For years we have been hearing that the Irish mare herd needs to be supported and strengthened.  It is hoped that our development series will go some way to provide the building blocks to develop our mares in the future”.


Aaron McCusker of the Meadows Equestrian Centre said that they are delighted to be “supporting the Northern Ireland Horse Board in their first running of their development series for mares” and hoped that both organisations would be able to collaborate again in the future.


Combining the breeding know-how of the Northern Ireland Horse Board and the certifiable performance records of Showjumping Ireland.  There will be qualifying events held throughout Ireland, where all double clear mares competing in 1m – 1.20m classes will be eligible for the final to be held at Meadows Centre at their Autumn Championship Horse Show, scheduled for 24th -25th September 2022, where a total prize fund of £2250 will be on offer.


Qualifying Venues are:

Connellhill – Date to be confirmed

Banbridge Show- Saturday 11th June

Cavan – Sunday 19th June

Castle Irvine/Enniskillen Show – Saturday 25th June

Omagh Show 1st/ 2nd July

National Balmoral Championships- Saturday 9th July

Meadows – Saturday 16th July

Portmore – Sunday 24th July


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