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EQ186: INTERMEDIATE SIDE SADDLE, RDS QUALIFIER, Mare or gelding, 5 years old or over, 148cm or over but not exceeding 158cm.

EQUESTRIAN ➤ HORSES - SUN 25TH JUNE 2023 ➤ RIDING HORSES, SUN 25th JUNE, 2023 ➤ SIDE SADDLE Charleville Show 2023 - Sat, 24th Jun, 2023 - Sun, 25th Jun, 2023


Open to MARES or GELDINGS, 5 years old or over.  148cms or over but not exceeding 158cms. 

To be ridden side-saddle by riders who have attained their 14th birthday by 1 January 2023.


To promote, present and preserve the art of side-saddle riding.


The rider’s ability and turnout, and the way of going, manners, conformation and movement of the horse will be considered as part of the adjudication. 

Horse and rider combinations entered in the Intermediate Side-Saddle are not eligible to compete in the Ladies’ Side-Saddle qualifiers for the Dublin Horse Show.

Exhibits in the Intermediate Side-Saddle must have a current and valid height measurement under the Show Jumping Ireland / Irish Pony Society Measurement Scheme in order to be eligible to compete in the Dublin Horse Show and its qualifiers.


The top three pony/horse and rider combinations at in this qualifier will be eligible to enter and compete at the 2023 Dublin Horse Show.




EQUESTRIAN - Opening Notes

Premises Registration

As from 1 May 2012, any premises (which includes shows, fairs and markets) where horses or other equines are gathered must be registered with the Department.  Owners/persons in charge of such gatherings are required to submit a completed application form for registration and to keep records of movements on/off their premises.

Records must be retained for at least 3 years as they may be required by the Department for the purposes of tracing disease. Records required are

  • The name and address of the owner/person in charge of the premises from which the equine came
  • The premises registration number from which the equine came and
  • Passport number/UELN number of the animal

It is important therefore that Show organisers should contact their local Regional Veterinary Office in advance so that consideration can be given to compliance with the requirements outlined above.

Equine Identification

All Equines (which include horses, ponies and donkeys) must be identified in accordance with EU and national legislation.

  • It is an offence to be in possession of an equine that is not properly identified. 
  • Equine passports must be issued by approved Passport Issuing Organisations [PIOs] not later than 12 months from the date of birth of the animal and, in any event before the equine leaves the establishment of birth for a period exceeding 30 days, except in limited circumstances.  The passport is valid for the lifetime of the animal.  A list of the PIOs approved by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine is set out in Appendix 5.
  • Microchip - all equines issued with a passport after 1st July 2009 must have a corresponding microchip implanted by a veterinarian, the details of which are recorded in the passport and in the central equine database, thereby creating a link between the passport and the animal.

In respect of each equine in their care, a keeper must ensure that

  • the equine is registered with an approved PIO;
  • the animal’s passport is issued in accordance with EU and national legislation;
  • they are in compliance with the provisions of the legislation whereby the passport issued in respect of the equine must accompany the animal whenever it is moved to events such as shows, sales and to slaughter plants, etc.
HORSES - SUN 25TH JUNE 2023 - Opening Notes

To enter a qualifying class, the relevant show class must also be entered.

RIDING HORSES, SUN 25th JUNE, 2023 - Opening Notes

Judging in this ring commences at 10.00am


SIDE SADDLE - Opening Notes




Ring 5
Entry Fee:  
Start Time:  
1:30 pm
Class is currently closed for entry.