The Hitchmough Young Rider Bursary
The Millstreet International Horse Show Organising Committee is delighted to be awarding the Hitchmough Young Rider Bursary on Sunday 6th August. Now in its sixth year, the lucky recipient of the Hitchmough Bursary will receive the opportunity to travel to the UK with their horse and benefit from three days of training with Irish Olympic showjumper Billy Twomey. The Bursary includes accommodation for the winning horse and rider.
The Hitchmough Bursary is being offered in memory of Iris and Avril Hitchmough, the founders of Hitchmough’s Riding School in Monkstown, Co. Cork. Both Iris and Avril had a lifelong association with the Irish equestrian scene that included hunting, racing and point-to-pointing, but it was in showjumping where Avril excelled, under the guidance of Iris.
Competitors who are 21 years of age or under in the 1.20m Young Rider class at Millstreet International Horse Show will be eligible for the Hitchmough Bursary. The top two Under 21s in the qualifiers on Wednesday and Thursday will be invited to join the top two Under 21s from the 1.20m Young Rider Final on Saturday to jump against the clock in the Main International Arena for the chance to win the bursary on Sunday morning.