Date announced for Ulster Schools’ Derby

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ULSTER SCHOOLS’ DERBY: Looking forward to the seventh Ulster Schools’ Derby, from left, are Judith Hughes (event organiser), Zara Wood on ‘Shorty’, Cerys Howell on ‘Lulu’, Nikki Sinnerton (event organiser) and Joanne Young (Macmillan Cancer Support). (FW19-575NN)

GLENLOLA Collegiate School (Bangor) is pleased to announce that the seventh Ulster Schools’ Derby competition will take place on Thursday, June 20 at Gransha Equestrian Centre, Bangor.

Open to all full-time students, under the age of 19, entries are welcome from primary schools, post-primary schools and further education colleges. Four classes will be held: Primary Individual, Newcomer, Novice and Open. Both the Novice and Open classes will have individual and team competitions. Prizes will also be awarded for Individual turn out in each of the four classes.

The course will consist of show jumps, working hunter fences and portable/ solid cross-country obstacles and will be contained within an outdoor, all-weather arena.

Organisers are once again delighted to have several local sponsors on board, including Autokleen, Spar (Rathmore Road), finance firm Brewin Dolphin (Belfast) and U-Hire (NI). Rosettes will once again be sponsored by Jim Devonport butchers (Donaghadee) and Botanica have kindly donated hampers for the turnout winner of each class.

As this event is a fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support, there will be a generous prize awarded to the competitor who raises the most sponsorship money.

Catering will be available on the day.

Entry forms are being sent to schools, but if you do not receive one and would like to compete, please email: or Further details can also be found on the School’s website: The closing date for entries is Friday, June 14. Follow them on Twitter @UlsterSchDerby.


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