National Showjumping recommences on Friday with Cavan Equestrian playing host to their three-day Winter Championship Show from the 4th to 6th December. The show will run under strict HSE Guidelines and will host a range of classes from 80cm up to Grand Prix level.
On Saturday, the 1.35m Gain Equine Nutrition Grand Prix, which includes a round of the SJI Autumn Grand Prix, should prove popular with riders who have kept their horses in training for the conclusion of the SJI Autumn Grand Prix League. This round boasts a prize fund of €2,000 and it is expected their will be a good turn out for the league.
Prior to lockdown, nine rounds had taken place and it was John McEntee (Hip Girl) and Philp Gaw (Ardnacshel Coovella) who shared top position on the leaderboard on 38 points.
Mc Entee had clocked up points in four rounds, while Gaw had collected points in five rounds. Following closely behind on 25 points is Brendan Murphy and Immun Ocean Ogara, ahead of Kenneth Graham and Bir Bua on 18 points.
The league will conclude in Cavan Equestrian on the weekend of the 19th and 20th of December. The winning combination will take home €2,500, while the runner-up will receive €1,750 and third place, €750.
On Sunday, a second Grand Prix will take place, again at 1.35m height and this time. The class is sponsored by Calor Gasa and carries a prize fund of €2,000.
Along with the two Grand Prix, a five-year-old HSI Autumn Development series with a prize fund of €3,000 and a six-year-old HSI Autumn Development Series with a prize fund of €3,000 has been included on the schedule.