08 May 2018
A variety of horse and pony classes are scheduled for Charleville Show this year with pony showing taking place on Saturday and horses on Sunday.
Both in-hand and ridden classes in all sizes and grades of horse and rider will be catered for. Naughty ponies, graceful hunters, mischievous foals and proud owners will add colour and drama to the show grounds and hopefully entertain an expectant crowd.
PONIES: Four rings will be buzzing with activity on Saturday with Show Ponies, Show Hunter Ponies, Working Hunter Ponies and Mares/Young Stock being put through their paces for a varied team of judges from both England and Ireland, with some well known faces from the racing world changing their hat for the weekend to try to sort out the ponies on display. Both open and novice ponies will be exhibited and we have added new classes to hopefully entice new participants and expand our schedule to cater for all. Please see our full schedule on www.charlevilleshow.com Championships will be held in each of the arenas with a variety of cups and prizes on offer.
HORSES:On Sunday, we will have five rings working all day, the Young Horses and Mares and Foals will start at 11am. The mare and foal ring will finish with The Horse Sport Ireland Broodmare Championship with a prizefund of €1,000. And the RDS Breeders Championship 2018 Qualifier will cap the lot when the top three mare and foal combinations will go on to the Dublin Horse Show in August.
Ring 3, the Ridden Hunter Ring will start at 11.30am and will finish in the evening with the Champion Hunter receiving the Paddy Ball Cup, and the class is sponsored by his grandson Ian Doyle. This year the Champion and Reserve, together with the highest placed 4yr old will go on to represent Charleville at the Champion of Champions to be held at Tattersalls Horse Show in July.
Ring 4, the Working Hunter ring will go on for most of the day, it starts at 8.45am with the 4 year olds. This year for the first time we have two Working Hunter classes for the Racehorse to Riding series. There is also a Show Class for the Racehorse to Riding horses.
And in Ring 5 we have a variety of classes, and some catering for the armature horse and rider, but includes two Side Saddle Classes, the Ladies class has a new cup being presented by one of our senior enthusiastic supporters, Mrs Joe Hannigan from Milford . There are classes for draughts, cobs and coloured horses so something for everyone . We look forward to meeting you all at the show but please obey stewards as we wish to sent you all home safely.
Pony Club Games will also feature at the show. Here accuracy, speed and skill of both pony and rider will be tested in various relay games.