THE Show jumping Ireland Ulster Region Pony Committee are delighted to announce dates for the highly anticipated TRI Equestrian Ulster Region Autumn Pony Tour! Due to the popularity of the spring tour, competitors enjoyed an atmospheric final at the Meadows on May 26. Competitors, venues and everyone behind the scenes supporting this tour are now looking forward to more than two months of fantastic competition.
There will be 10 legs at eight venues across the Ulster Region, encompassing classes from Newcomers 50cm up to 148 1.20m, accommodating every level of ability and encouraging progression of the young athletes through the heights. The tour will kick off on Saturday, August 31 at Portmore Equestrian Centre, Aghalee, continuing at Cavan Equestrian Centre the following weekend on Sunday, September 8 and the Meadows, Lurgan on Saturday, September 14, with RDA Coleraine on Sunday, September 15. The next week will see Kernan Equestrian Centre, Crossmaglen hold the show over two days. As competitors head to Eglinton for the Northern Indoor Pony Show the following weekend. Cavan Equestrian Centre will be hosting the TRI UR Autumn Pony Tour on Saturday, October 5, as part of their two-day pony show. Saturday, October 12 will see Connell Hill Equestrian Centre, Randalstown enjoy all classes on the Saturday, while competitors travel to Ecclesville, Fintona the following day, Sunday, October 13 for the penultimate round. The tour will close with Portmore Equestrian Centre on Saturday, October 19.
Aldyth Roulston, Ulster Region Pony Committee, expressed her gratitude to Gareth McCombe from TRI Equestrian NI for his continued support of the tour: “We are indebted to Gareth and his hard working team for their encouragement and sponsorship of this important league for our pony riders. We know how delighted the kids are to receive both TRI vouchers and prizes at the final – they absolutely love the empowerment of spending vouchers they won themselves and we couldn’t ask for a better sponsor to support our region.”
Aldyth continued: “It is worth noting that following a successful spring tour, a number of these pony competitors went on to qualify for and compete in Dublin Horse Show against the country’s best and do extremely well! These tours provide an education for our young ponies and athletes that helps prepare them for the larger stages.”
The tour will also encompass a number of Ulster Region Pony Points Cup classes, all of which can be found on the regions website: www.ulsterregionshowjumping.ie
TRI Equestrian Ulster Region Autumn Pony Tour 2019
Saturday, August 31 – Portmore Equestrian Centre, Aghalee
Sunday, September 8 – Cavan Equestrian Centre
Saturday, September 14 – Meadows Equestrian Centre, Lurgan
Sunday, September 15 – RDA Equestrian Centre, Coleraine
Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22 – Kernan Equestrian Centre, Crossmaglen
Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29 – Northern Indoor Pony Show, Eglinton
Saturday, October 5 – Cavan Equestrian Centre
Saturday, October 12 – Connell Hill Equestrian Centre, Randalstown
Sunday, October 13 – Ecclesville Equestrian Centre, Fintona
Saturday, October 19 – Final – Portmore Equestrian Centre, Aghalee