Celebrating two days of festive competition
On the 11th and 12th December we held two days of festive themed competition at Greenogue equestrian. Saturday the 11th was a leg of our Winter league and Sunday the 12th was the final of the Horse Sport Ireland Autumn Development Series.
Both days were extremely well supported and really enjoyable. Our committee member Rebecca Mills organised an onsite festive shopping village where a number of Irish businesses could showcase their products and services allowing riders to browse and shop while also enjoying hot food and drinks from the food vans. Christmas music echoed through the venue as mulled wine and mince pies were enjoyed and santa hats and Christmas lights were standard attire!
Our committee worked hard throughout the weekend to run an efficient and enjoyable show. We enjoyed hosting three UK judges over the weekend. Douglas Hibbert, Richard Baldwin and Sara Jane Lanning all travelled to Ireland to judge at our show. The judged classes solo on the Saturday and as the judge at C on the judging the panel on the Sunday. This allowed a valuable opportunity for our members to ride in front of and receive feedback from these UK judges.
We had well over 200 entries across the weekend while running three competition arenas. Thank you to all of our committee members, all volunteers, all members and riders, Louise O'Brien Photography and to the McCarthy family for enabling us to run such a busy show.
Thank you to our sponsors.
We had simply incredible support from a number of Irish businesses who sponsored prizes on Saturday the 11th December at our Leinster Christmas show. We are hugely grateful for this support.
Centerpiece Rosettes (https://www.centrepiecerosettes.ie/)
Tara Equestrian (https://www.facebook.com/Tara-equestrian-kilcullen-277567039093347/)
Judy Reynolds Dressage (https://www.fei.org/athlete/10024013)
TRI Equestrian (www.triequestrian.ie)
Fox Lodge Equestrian https://www.foxlodgeequestrian.com/ )
Janni Bars ( https://jannibars.com/ )
Hoof to Tail (https://www.hooftotail.com/)
The RDS Dublin Horse Show ( https://www.dublinhorseshow.com/ )
Equitreats ( https://www.facebook.com/Equi-Treats-100664092232973/ )
Kevin Acres ( https://greenogueequestrian.ie/ )
Donoghue Solutions ( Donohuesolutions.com )
CT Ireland ( https://www.ct-group.com/ie/ )
Total Event Rental ( www.totalevent.ie )
The Lucky Horseshoe ( https://www.facebook.com/tallaghtpowdercoatings )