Ireland stages Young Event Horse qualifiers

The first event in Ireland to hold Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers is at the Tattersall's Ireland July Show (Credit: Tattersalls Ireland)

The first event in Ireland to hold Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers is at the Tattersall's Ireland July Show (Credit: Tattersalls Ireland)

Tattersall’s Ireland July Show will stage the first ever Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers in Ireland. 

The show, which takes place in the grounds of the Tattersalls International Horse Trials, is the ideal venue for these prestigious young event horse classes. The winners will each gain entry to the finals of the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Series, which takes place during the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (31 August - 3 September). 

"The Young Event Horse Class is a wonderful nursery for equine athletes within the sport of Eventing. It’s an honour to have been selected to host the first Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers in Ireland, and very much hope that we will be able to provide a fitting showcase for Irish-bred potential eventers,” said Tattersalls Ireland Chairman Edmond Mahony.   

The Qualifiers are open to four and five-year-old horses, with the aim of the series being to encourage breeders and trainers to produce a horse with the potential to become a world class three-day-eventer. Horses competing in these classes are required to complete a dressage test followed by a round of show jumping and cross-country fences, before having their conformation and paces assessed. The top ten horses are then invited back to be shown under saddle in walk, trot, canter and gallop.

The Tattersalls Ireland July Show in association with the Rolestown Show and Ward Union Hunt takes place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July and will feature a host of equestrian classes including show jumping, in-hand and ridden showing, working hunter and side-saddle classes.  The show is held as a fundraiser for the St Francis Hospice and over the last number of years has raised significant funds for this incredibly important charity.

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