NORTHERN IRELAND HORSE BOARD
YOUNG PERFORMANCE HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP & DERBY
SUNDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2022
Co- Sponsored by Northern Ireland Horse Board and Horse Sport Ireland
MEADOWS EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
The Northern Ireland Horse Board are pleased to announce the details of the 2022 Northern Ireland Young Performance Horse Championship, sponsored by Northern Ireland Horse Board and Horse Sport Ireland. The Championship has a prize fund of over €2000. Also new for 2022 is the NI Horse Board Derbies
The aim of the Championship is to identify high class horses bred in Ireland with the potential to become world class performance horses whether that be in Showjumping, Dressage or Eventing, to create a medium for breeders and producers to display their quality young stock and to encourage breeders and trainers to produce and present the correct type of horse likely to make it at the top level.
4-Year-Old Horses – 90cms
5-Year-Old Horses- 1m
6 & 7-Year-Old Horses- 1.10m
At the judges discretion competitors will be permitted to give a short flatwork demonstration that will include a gallop. This ‘show’ may take place before of after the jumping phase.
Horses will be assessed for confirmation, overall athleticism and balance.
The judges acting independently will assess each horse’s potential, based on the following criteria:
- Fluency & Balance
- Horse’s Attitude
- Suitability of type for purpose
- Gallop – to be shown immediately after last fence is jumped
- Overall impression
|Phase||Scored out of|
|1: Flatwork ‘Show’||20|
|3: Confirmation relating to soundness and future performance||20|
These scores will be included in Phase 1, 2, and 3.
The Grand Total will be the horse’s final score and will determine its final placing.
In the event of equality of marks, the jumping mark will take precedence.
Should this still produce an equality of marks, the highest mark attained in the final section will be the deciding factor.
Restricted to ‘Irish Bred’ horses, to be eligible for Horse Sport Ireland Prizemoney, horse must be registered in a studbook recognised by DAFM. Only animals with named passports identifying sire, dam, dam sire, microchip and breeder may compete.
Horses must exceed 148cms without shoes.
Open to horses foaled in 2015 to 2018.
To be ridden by riders who have attained their 16th birthday by 1st January in the current year.
|6/7 Year – Old||Owner||€150||€100||€60||€50||€40||€30|
NEW FOR 2022!!!!!!- NIHB Derby
Competition will take place over show jumps, Cross Country fences and Working hunter fences.
Entry Fee: £20
Prize Fund: 60% sweepstake (Prizes will be awarded using 1 prize for every 5 starters)
All entries will be managed by the Northern Ireland Horse Board, exhibitors may enter online using the Northern Ireland Horse Board website (www.nihorseboard.org), by postal entry form or by presenting to the NIHB office during opening times.
All online entries will have an electronic invoice sent to them for payment, please ensure you enter a valid email address.
Entries will close 5 days before the event. This is to facilitate validation of entries and the production of event programmer.
Young Performance Horse Classes : £35
Derby Entries: £20
Withdrawals and Refunds
Refunds (50% of entry fee) will be given at the discretion of the organisers and must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. Any withdrawals after this time will forfeit their entry fee.