21 Mar Very exciting times ahead for Showjumping – Showjumping go to the dogs- “Jumping in the City”
HORSE Sport Ireland has confirmed dates for the new ‘Jumping In The City’ series that will see top level national show jumping taking place in greyhound stadium in three of Ireland’s major cities during the summer of 2015.
The idea of a series of show jumping competitions in greyhound stadia was first suggested by Minister Simon Coveney as part of the recent Strategic Planning process.
The events will take place on Friday evenings in June from 7pm to 10pm. The series will start on Friday 5th June in Limerick, will then move to Curraheen Park in Cork on Friday 12th June, with the final taking place in Shelbourne Park in Dublin on Friday 26th June.
The emphasis will be on creating an evening of entertainment designed to attract a new audience for show jumping and equestrian sport.
Both Horse Sport Ireland and The Irish Greyhound Board are very excited to be working together on this new venture that will benefit both sports.
There will be three classes each night – an Amateur Top Score competition, a Grand Prix and a Puissance.
Tickets will be priced at €15 and will be sold through the Irish Greyhound Board’s Sales Centre. There will be exciting corporate hospitality options for owners and those who want to enjoy the evening over a meal.
The facilities at the stadia are excellent and the ground in the in-fields have been inspected and are of a good standard for grass based arenas.
Further details will be announced shortly.