HORSE Sport Ireland (HSI) are delighted to announce that this year they will be sponsoring an EI 110 Eventing Series. This six-part series, proposed by Eventing Ireland, is open to athletes who are members of Eventing Ireland and horses registered with a passport authority and with Eventing Ireland.
The top six-placed combinations at each leg of the Horse Sport Ireland EI 110 Eventing Series will be awarded points;
First place receives 15 points; second – 10 points; third – 8 points; fourth – 6 points; fifth – 4 points and sixth receiving 2 points.
One point will also be awarded to combinations that achieve a double clear in show jumping and cross-country. Combinations must compete in two legs of the league to be eligible for the overall prizes at the end of the series. A prize fund of €1,150 will be available for each leg of the series and, at the end of the series, the top three combinations with the most points will receive an additional €1,000, €700 and €450 respectively.
The first leg of this six-part series took place at Loughnamore, Co. Antrim on September 5, with the final being held at Punchestown, Co; Kildare, on Sunday, October 11.
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