2016 Saintfield Horse Show launched at Rowallane

Noel Chance, retired horse trainer and twice Cheltenham winner with Joan Cunningham, Saintfield Horse Show director artist Leo Casement with dressage riders Caroline McMillan, Megan Hamill and Ashleigh Kirkpatrick.
Noel Chance, retired horse trainer and twice Cheltenham winner with Joan Cunningham, Saintfield Horse Show director artist Leo Casement with dressage riders Caroline McMillan, Megan Hamill and Ashleigh Kirkpatrick.

The 2016 Saintfield Horse Show was launched in style on a beautiful summer’s evening in the grounds of Rowallane Gardens, Saintfield, kindly hosted by the National Trust.

Show director Joan Cunningham welcomed the large crowd who attended and thanked everyone for their continued support.

At the launch of the Saintfield Horse Show in Rowallene Gardens in Saintfield were artist Leo casement, show director Joan Cunningham and Noel Chance, with his wife Mary, who was a twice winner at Cheltenham.

At the launch of the Saintfield Horse Show in Rowallene Gardens in Saintfield were artist Leo casement, show director Joan Cunningham and Noel Chance, with his wife Mary, who was a twice winner at Cheltenham.

The show, which takes place this year at Tyrella House on Saturday, August 13, has around 120 classes on offer ranging from showjumping for horses and ponies, working hunters, horse showing, ridden hunters, cobs, happy hackers, miniature horse, show ponies, shetlands with in-hand showing for both horses and ponies.

The Ulster Tatler Ladies Side-Saddle, Downpatrick Race Courses Race Horse to Riding Horse and due to popular demand the donkey classes have made a come back for this year’s show.

Delaney’s Musical Donkeys is one not to be missed and will be compered by Gerard Dornan (Country Harmony) and Box Car Brian.

There will be a variety of food on offer, with a full lunch available in the marquee with entertainment provided by Country Harmony and Box Car Brian.

Entries for trade stands are now being taken. A 3mx3m trade stand will cost £20 with the option to bring a gazebo for no extra cost.

Larger trade stands can negotiate the price by getting in touch.

The best/most appropriately dressed lady competition will take place in the champagne and wine bar in the marquee facing ring one at 2pm.

Admission to the show is £2.50 for adults and children free. Car parking is free in the main show field. There will also be special parking facilities for elderly or disabled people with easy access to public toilets and other amenities.

For further details contact joancunningham1@gmail or 07775 860 744.

The full schedule is now available on www.saintfieldhorseshow.com or follow the link from the Horse Show Facebook page.