The IPS Northern Area have confirmed their shows for 2014, starting with the Spring Show at Knockaghview on Saturday 29th March at 9am.
This is always a very popular show for both WH and ridden ponies and a good opportunity to practice for the forthcoming showing season. For 2014 the IPSNA have reinstated the Summer Show at the end of May and hopefully this too will be well received by members and non members alike. There will be classes for WH, ridden and in hand and therefore will allow further opportunity in the NA to gain national points. The Annual Show on 5th July will bring to the end the NA shows for the season and this is usually a great show. The Ballynahinch Charity Show in aid of NI Childrens Hospice will also take place as usual on the weekend before Balmoral. As it is on grass, it is a great opportunity to get out and compete. Hopefully, fingers crossed, the weather will stay good for all the shows. Dates for the diary are:
Spring Show at Knockaghview on Saturday 29thMarch starting 9am (Ridden and WH Pony classes)
Ballynahinch Charity Show at Thornleigh House, Ballynahinch on Saturday 10th May at 9am (Ridden, WH Ponies and Horses and Inhand classes)
Summer Show at Thornleigh House, Ballynahinch on Saturday 24th May at 9am (Ridden, WH Pony and Inhand classes)
Annual Show at Thornleigh House, Ballynahinch on Saturday 5th July at 9am (Ridden, WH Pony and Inhand classes)
Annual Dinner on Saturday 1st November at Stormont Hotel