Excitement mounts for Omagh High show

Show sponsors and Omagh High School Equestrian Squad.
Show sponsors and Omagh High School Equestrian Squad.

Excitement is mounting as pupils, parents and friends prepare for Omagh High School’s sixth annual Charity Horse Show on Saturday 24th October 2015 in the Ecclesville Equestrian Centre, Fintona.

A thrilling and action-packed day is anticipated as competitors fight it out for the very generous prizes on offer.

Last year’s winners in the team classes, Drumragh College and Omagh Integrated Primary School, will have to fend off challenges from a number of schools in order to retain their titles.

The individual classes are sure to create the usual feast of excitement as adults and young people give their all in pursuit of the silverware.

Commencing at 9.15am, the classes are Starter Stakes, Newcomers, Newcomers Pairs, 60cm Novice, 70cm Speed Class, Ride and Run Novelty Class, Novice and Open Inter-Schools/College Team classes and finally the 1 metre open class.

There really is something to suit all abilities and everyone is welcome.

Perpetual Cups and shields are awarded in all classes with prizes for those placed from first to sixth.

Horse Rugs have been generously sponsored by Omagh Equestrian and Countrywear for the winners in six of the classes.

Sponsorship has come from Boyd Bedding, Kerr Bros Bodyshop, TJ’s School of Motoring, Sperrin Springs, Lyons Transport, Omagh Equestrian and Countrywear, WW Tyres, Tyre-Tec, and 9th Avenue Pizzeria. Many other local businesses have given generous vouchers for prizes. Without such support this charity event could not proceed in the way that it does.

Last year a cheque for £750 was presented to Omagh Riding for the Disabled Group as a result of the show and once again proceeds from the show will be donated to Omagh RDA in recognition of their valuable work with the young people of this area.

All entries will be taken 
on the day with the exception of the team classes which must be entered before the show.

For further details contact Mrs Gillian Quigley at Omagh High School, 028 82242656 or email gquigley023@c2kni.net.