Chance to judge at Saintfield Horse Show

Double Cheltenham Gold Cup winning trainer Noel Chance and Joan Cunningham, Saintfield Horse Show director.
Double Cheltenham Gold Cup winning trainer Noel Chance and Joan Cunningham, Saintfield Horse Show director.

Saintfield Horse Show has announced that double Cheltenham Gold Cup winning trainer Noel Chance will be judging the Race Horse to Riding Horse Class at this year’s event.

Saintfield Horse Show will be held on Saturday, August 13, at Tyrella House, Downpatrick.

Commenting on the news, Saintfield Horse Show director Joan Cunningham said: “I am delighted to welcome Noel as a judge for our Race Horse to Riding Horse class.

“The class will once again be sponsored by Downpatrick Race Course. The winner will be treated to a fantastic day for two at the Races on Ladies Day Bank Holiday Monday, August 29.

“The day will start with a delicious lunch in the course’s elegant hospitality suite with live music and craic following the races.”

All competitors taking part will be presented with two free admission tickets for the Bank Holiday meeting and a rosette.

The full schedule for the 2016 show is now available at www.saintfieldhorseshow.com.

There will be two show jumping arenas featuring hunter classes, in-hand showing for Irish Draughts, Fresians, tradional Irish-bred cobs, ridden cob classes, the Ulster Tatler side saddle, working hunters for horses and ponies, show ponies, miniature horses and pet dog classes.

Returning this year by popular demand is a full range of donkey showing classes.

Don’t forget the ever-popular Delaney’s Musical Donkeys featuring Ireland’s own “Country Harmony” and “Box Car Brian”.

Anyone interested in a trade stand or stall should contact Joan Cunningham 07775 860 744 or email joancunningham1@gmail.com.

Admission to the show is adults £2.50 with children going free.