CONTINUING on from the amazing success of the TRI Equestrian Inter-Schools’ Show jumping League in 2018, The Meadows Equestrian Centre is very excited to launch this year’s series of competitions.
The 2019 Inter-Schools’ Show jumping League promises to be even bigger than ever, with the continued sponsorship endorsement with TRI Equestrian NI, as well as the successful partnership with Lisburn Bowl (with Tack and Turn out competition winners receiving vouchers to go bowling at their fantastic facility in Lisburn) and, of course, with Baileys Horse Feeds.
Having TRI as title sponsors once again will ensure that prize-winning competitors will be treated to some superb prizes that they can select themselves at the on site TRI Equestrian store.
The first inter-schools’ competition will be held on Saturday, September 21, with both Primary and Secondary Schools being invited to come along and take part in this exciting schools’ show jumping league. Last year, schools and individuals from all across Ireland continued to travel to the Meadows, from Donegal to Enniskillen and further afield to take part and this year will be no different.
2019 will also see the introduction of a new rule to the show jumping series, with organisers now using the five best scores from the six legs to calculate the winning combinations in all classes.
The inter-schools’ league will run from September through to November, culminating in the grand final on Saturday, November 30. The competition consists of Primary, Novice and Open team and individual events – allowing a platform for all riders of all ages to represent their school.
The first show will kick off in Arena 1 with the ever-popular Novice team class (85cm), followed by the Open team and individual events (max 1m) and then the Premier Individual class (max 1.10m).
Arena 2 will start with the very popular 50cm Primary Individual class, followed by a 60cm individual class, Primary School team competition (max 70cm), Primary Individuals (max 70cm) and Novice individual (85cm).
Gareth McCombe from TRI Equestrian NI commented at the launch: “We are delighted to be involved in our fifth year of sponsorship with what has become such a prestigious and well attended event. We love getting involved with a wide range of equestrian events, all underpinned by the company vision ‘from grass roots to gold medals’.
“We have proudly sponsored the hugely successful Ulster Region Spring and Autumn Pony Show jumping Tours over the years and feel passionately about continuing to support our schools’ show jumping, as we get so much positive feedback from our customers because of our support. Wishing all competitors, the very best of luck and we look forward to seeing you all at the events.”
Dates for your diary
TRI Inter-Schools’ Show jumping League 2019
Saturday, September 21 – Entries close Wednesday, September 18
Saturday, October 5 – Entries close Wednesday, October 2
Saturday, October 19 – Entries close Wednesday, October 16
Saturday, November 2 – Entries close Wednesday, October 30
Saturday, November 16 – Entries close Wednesday, November 13
Final: Saturday, November 30 – Entries close Wednesday, November 27
Please note the entries for the first show will close at 12 noon on Wednesday, September 18. All entries MUST be completed and pre-paid online before the deadline.
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