Equestrian competitions set to thrill

   31 Jul 2018

The Equestrian Section to be the “Mane” Attraction at The Tullamore Show

The Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show is returning to the picturesque Butterfield Estate, Tullamore on the 12th August next.  The competitive equestrian element of the Show will have a very full showing programme, but show jumping is not included in the programme.  The trade stand section of the Show will have a trade ‘town’ of over 700 stands, catering for all interests, including farm machinery, cars, home, garden, education etc etc. Cooking Demonstrations by Celebrity Chef, Neven Maguire In Association with Bord Bia, Loy Digging Demonstrations, Fashion Shows, Live Music, Kid’s Fun Area with Pet’s Corner and much more, form part of the programme..

There are many horse Championship classes to watch out for this year and one class that cannot be missed is the Supreme Ridden Champion. The Champion and Reserve Champion from both the ridden show and the working hunter champion class will go to post to see who is crowned Supreme Ridden Champion of the Tullamore Show 2018.

Included in the programme is Irish Draught, Connemara and Clydesdale Horses to Ridden Hunter Horses and Working Hunter Horses.  
Entries have closed at this stage but the family pony events are an annual favourite and can be entered on the day.  

With FBD being the new title sponsor of the National Livestock Show, the Show has reported record number of entries in over 1,000 classes, with over 2,000 livestock set to descend on the showgrounds to part take in an array of classes.  Very keen competition will be the order of the day for the coveted gold and silver medals for the champions and reserve champions of the various breeds.

This year’s show will be a fun filled day for the whole family, not to be missed. One of the main attractions at this year’s show will be the Glenwood Gold Medal Breeders Challenge for Mare and Foal. The 1stprize for this class is the much sought-after Gold Medal and €250 for the Mare and Foal who catch the judges eye.

With over 60,000 attendees expected and competitors contending for a prize fund totalling €175,000 along with medals, cups and rosettes, this could be the most entertaining and competitive Tullamore Show yet. A full schedule of classes can be found online at www.tullamoreshow.com.