Hackneys set May Day date for annual show

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The Irish Hackney Horse Society has announced that their annual show will be held on Monday, May 2 2016 starting at 11am, in Eaton Park, Ballymena.

The IHHS May Day Show is one of only two qualifying shows in Ireland for the Hackney Horse Society’s Hackney Horse and Pony Of The Year, the other being The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society’s Balmoral Show.

Organisers are pleased that Mr Malcolm Salter from Nottinghamshire has agreed to judge. Malcolm is an experienced judge and is on the Judges Panel of both the Hackney Horse Society and the British Driving Society. As an exhibitor he has qualified and competed for the prestigious Horse of the Year Show on multiple occasions.

In addition to the qualifiers for the open hackney pony in-harness and open hackney horse in-harness, classes at this year’s show will include hackney in-hand, Welsh in-hand, any other breed in-hand, novice Hackney pony in-harness, novice Hackney horse in-harness, exercise vehicle, non Hackney type to a suitable traditional type vehicle, Hackney type to a suitable traditional type vehicle, light trade, country turnout, lady whip, junior whip, international Hackney pony in-harness and international Hackney horse in-harness.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the show where they will see some of the finest Hackney ponies and horses in Ireland.

For more information please visit the website: www.irishhackney.org or contact events@irishhackney.org for any enquiries.