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Saintfield Horse Show 2021 launched in style

THE 2021 Saintfield Horse Show, which will take place on Saturday, August 14, was launched in style at a sponsor and press reception last Thursday evening, hosted by well-known racehorse trainer and former international show jumping rider, George Stewart at his Danescroft Equestrian Centre, Waterloo Road, Lisburn.

Guests from across the equestrian world arrived at Danescroft on what was the hottest day in Northern Ireland since records began, and were welcomed by Show Director, Joan Cunningham. Mingling among the guests to name but a few were Downpatrick Racecourse Manager, Richard Lyttle; Horse Week’s Bree Rutledge; equestrian journalist, Ruth Loney and, of course, George Stewart himself, dodging about to make sure he wasn’t caught by the paparazzi!

Joan Cunningham is absolutely thrilled that George Stewart has kindly agreed to host the 2021 Saintfield Charity Horse Show at his magnificent premises on the Waterloo Road, Lisburn – right beside Sprucefield Roundabout and so convenient to the M1 Motorway for Belfast and Dungannon and the Dual Carriageway for Dublin and overlooks the whole of Lisburn City. Danescroft is, without doubt, the best equipped and most magnificent racing yard in the Province, with its gallops, swimming pool, cross-country course, a magnificent international all-weather arena with a tremendous surface of sand and rubber, lunging and loose jumping rings and, of course, one of the finest indoor schools.

The show will host all the usual classes: Working Hunter; two rings will accommodate all the horse showing classes – In-hand Showing, Hunters, Cobs, Riding Horses, Racehorse to Riding Horse, Irish Draught, Happy Hackers, Rescue Horses/ Ponies. There will also be two pony showing rings, with In-hand pony classes, all the usual pony riding classes and family pony from Lead Rein upwards. There will also be Fancy Dress, Miniature Horses, Pet Dog classes, a most appropriately dressed lady competition and much, much more!

Entries are now open and can be made online at

Saintfield Horse Show started in 2009 and, over the years, has raised very many thousands of pounds for charity. Last year, money raised between the Horse Show and Santa Ride provided a bore hole in Pius Kulama’s village in Uganda. Money raised this year will go towards the Ugandan Project.

Further details regarding trade stands, sponsorship or general enquiries, contact Joan Cunningham 07775 860744 or joan

Bree Rutledge

If you would like to find out more about Horse Week, Bree Rutledge can be contacted by email: or or by telephone: +44 (0) 28 9033 4493.



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