Eventing Ireland announces inaugural National Championships

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Eventing Ireland has revealed more details of its first ever Eventing Ireland National Championships being held at Ballindenisk, Co Cork from 11-12 July 2015.

The Eventing Ireland National Championships will see riders competing in all 14 classes from EI90 to CNC3*. To qualify for the National Championships, riders and horses will need to be registered with Eventing Ireland and must have successfully completed two events this year in the classes they wish to compete in. Riders competing in CNC2* classes and above must qualify as per current EI rules.

This will be a ‘must do’ event on the eventing calendar and will be a great opportunity for riders at all levels to compete at an event which should see around 400 entries – with the ultimate goal of being National Champion in their class.

The weekend format will see dressage and show jumping taking place on Saturday followed by cross country on Sunday.

On Saturday evening, competitors (and spectators!) can relax a little and look forward to entertainment as well as the usual hospitality found at Ballindenisk, including a full bar.

The entry fees will remain the same and there will be on-site stabling for 150 horses at a reduced rate.

Eventing Ireland Chairman, Georgia Stubington said: “I’m delighted that this Championship has been established for the members. A great opportunity to become the National One Day Champion in each and every level of class we run. It’s a really exciting innovation!”