GRANSHA Equestrian Centre’s 30th Annual Summer Show is in the fortunate position to have the support of many long-standing business associates as sponsors for the 2018 show to be held on Saturday, July 7.
Baileys Horse Feeds offered bags of their popular feed as prizes for the Working and Ridden Hunter Horses.
Baileys are also offering prizes in association with Horseworld NI for the Pony Showing and Working Hunter classes.
Nash’s Equestrian from the Six Road Ends is supporting the Horse Jumping classes and Doagh Equestrian has offered to generously sponsor the Pony Jumping classes.
The Show also has new judges to the area right across the schedule. Mrs Diane Minis and Anne Rogers will preside over the Working Hunter Ponies, while Mrs Diane Gibson is looking forward to overseeing the Horse Working Hunter section. Competitors in the Horse Showing arena can look forward to having Mr Nikki Corr ride and judge their horses, while the Tiny Working Hunter Pony riders will be encouraged and placed by Mr and Mrs Duke McCartney. Miss Kiera Gilroy, winner of many pony classes and producer of some lovely young Connemara ponies and Draught horses will enjoy judging the Show and Ridden Ponies.
Organisers will be holding a very special Fancy Dress Competition, sponsored by Horseworld NI. The class is for juniors and seniors – so unleash your inner child and dress up to celebrate 30 years of shows at Gransha!
The arenas this year are slightly differently laid out to previous years. The Working Hunter arena is a four-acre field with slight undulations to allow Simon Jackson to build a fantastic course, which will increase in difficulty as the day progresses. The novice classes will be simple with not too many fillers, the intermediate classes will be a bit more technical with more fillers and the Derby course will have everything thrown at it! So all you riders who love a challenge, dust off your tweeds and come along! The Derby is judged on jumping and performance, not on conformation!
The Show Jumping will be moved into its original arena again, which is large and flat as is the horse showing arena. Each arena will have their own warm up arena so, no clashing of ponies and horses. As ever, the Pony Showing arena will have plenty of space for cars to surround the arena, so parents and friends will be close to the action.
A full schedule is available on www.granshaequestrian.co.uk/events and all entries will be accepted on the day of the show.