Glenlola to host Ulster Schools Derby

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Glenlola Collegiate has announced that the Ulster Schools’ Derby competition will be held at Gransha Equestrian Centre, Kerrs Road, Bangor on Thursday 18 June 2015.

Open to all full-time students under the age of 19, entries are welcome from primary schools, post-primary schools and further education colleges.

Four classes will be held: Primary Individual, Novice and Open (within which there will be individual and team prizes) and a new Nervous Novice class. Prizes will also be awarded for Individual turn out in each of the four classes.

The course will consist of a show jumps, working hunter fences and portable/solid cross country obstacles. It will mostly be contained within outdoor, all-weather arenas although some of the course may require obstacles to be jumped in an adjoining grass paddock.

As this event is a fundraiser for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, an Apple ipod Shuffle will be awarded to the competitor who raises the most sponsorship money.

Catering will be available and staff from Glenlola will also be running a cake and coffee stall to raise further funds for the charity.

Entry forms are being sent to schools but if you did not receive one and would like to compete, please email or

Further details can also be found on the School’s website The closing date for entries is Friday 12 June 2015.