Horseware has committed to sponsor the Association of Irish Riding Clubs Team Show Jumping Championship for the eight year in a row.
The popular series saw almost 150 teams take part last year which culminated in the final at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show last August where Cork based Highland Lodge club secured the title after a nail-biting contest.
This years qualifiers get underway on 30th April at Mullingar Equestrian Centre where teams from will contest the Midlands qualifier with the remaining qualifiers taking place throughout May.
A team must win its respective regional qualifier while the runners-up have another opportunity at the Riding Clubs Festival in June to secure a place at the final.
Members must be registered with the Association of Irish Riding Clubs before the 30th April in order to be eligible for this championship.
Tom MacGuinness of Horseware said
Horseware is delighted to once again support the RDS Team Show Jumping championship. As past competitors, this is one of our favourite events on the calendar and is a wonderful and very exciting championship for amateur riders in Ireland who continue to be our very important loyal customers.
We look forward to once again follow the hotly contested action throughout the year at the regional qualifiers and of course, will be there waving the flag at the RDS. We wish all those competing the very best of luck with their preparations.
A.I.R.C. chairman Tony Ennis said, “Horseware have been fantastic supporters of our team show jumping championship since 2010 and on behalf of our members, I would like to thank Tom and everyone at Horseware for their loyalty to this highly competitive championship.”
“Each year, this championship captures the imagination of our clubs as they embark on an exciting journey to seek qualification for the Dublin Horse Show and I wish them all the very best of luck,” he added.
Horseware Team Show Jumping Championship Qualifiers 2017
|Date||Region||Organiser||Venue||County||Winner||Wild Card Qualifier|
|30th April 2017||Midlands||Mullingar Riding Club||Mullingar Equestrian Centre||Westmeath||Ross House Riding Club||Mosstown Riding Club|
|7th May 2017||West Leinster||West Leinster||Coilog Equestrian Centre||Kildare||Greenhills Riding Club||Moyglare Riding Club|
|14th May 2017||North East||North East||Kernan's Equestrian Centre||Armagh||Killossery Riding Club||Ard Lu Riding Club|
|14th May 2017||South West||Highland Lodge Riding Club||Hitchmoughs Riding School||Cork||Highland Lodge Riding Club||Earl's Well Riding Club|
|14th May 2017||West Midlands||Slieve Bloom Riding Club||Birr Equestrian Centre||Offaly||Mill Road Riding Club||Clonshire Riding Club|
|20th May 2017||South Leinster||South Leinster||Boswell Equestrian||Wicklow||Greenvalley Riding Club||Enniskerry Riding Club|
|21st May 2017||South East||Three Rocks Riding Club||Wexford Equestrian Centre||Wexford||Carne Riding Club||Coolbell Riding Club|
|21st May 2017||West||Benbulben Riding Club||Tubberbride Stables||Sligo||Springmount Riding Club||Corrib Riding Club|