The Duggan Family are pleased to announce the return of the ‘National Eventing Discovery’ that will take place during the Millstreet International Horse Trials from 23rd – 27th August 2017.
On, Saturday 26th August, four and five year old horses will be showcased under lights, with the top eight horses in each age group going forward to the ‘National Eventing Discovery Final’ in the International Arena on Sunday 27th August. Thanks to the support of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Breeding Fund, the Four Year Old Final will boast a prize fund of €1,500 with a €2,500 fund on offer for the Five Year Old Final. Breeders will also be recognised with a €250 breeder’s prize fund for each class.
Event organiser Thomas Duggan believes that the International Horse Trials provide the ideal opportunity to showcase young Irish horses to owners and producers. He said, ‘We hope that this initiative will prove to be a valuable shop window for our Event Horse Breeders and Producers.”
Applications for each class can be made below before Friday 18th August. Entry Fee: €75.
On Saturday 26th August, the qualifier will take place in the Main Indoor Arena after the XC has finished. Each competitor will have two minutes to demonstrate their horses ability on the flat. They will then proceed straight into the jumping phase.
Flatwork – Two minutes flat work demonstrating the horses balance on both reins.
Jumping Phase – Natural obstacles combined with 7-8 show jumps.
The top 8 horses in both classes will proceed to the Final in the Outdoor Arena on Sunday where competitors will have two minutes to demonstrate the ability of their horse on the flat – demonstrating balance on both reins at walk, trot and canter. They will then proceed straight into the jumping phase which will comprise 7-8 show-jumps immediately followed by 8-10 natural obstacles. At the end of the jumping phase, the competitor will demonstrate the ability of their horse to gallop.
Four Year Olds: 90cm
Five Year Olds: 1.00m