Western Region Irish Draught Foal Championship 2022

Prize Fund: €1,150

Kindly sponsored by The Boat Inn, Oughterard, Co. Galway

Rules & Conditions 

This Championship is confined to Irish Draught Foals, the progeny of a Class 1 (R.I.D.) Irish Draught Mare and an Irish Draught Stallion that is classified as Class 1 (ID C1) in the Irish Draught Horse Studbook.

The competition is open to either colt or filly foals.

Dams passports must be produced at qualifying shows and at the final.     

Foals passports / stallion owners covering certs must be produced at final.

Foals must be led at all times.

One qualifier per show or two qualifiers if the standard is high enough at the judge’s discretion.

On completion of judging, stewards must inform the successful competitor to visit the secretary’s office at the qualifying show within one hour and complete the necessary documentation for entry to the final.     

Note it is the responsibility of the exhibitor to make sure his/her foal is entered for the final.

Show Secretaries must forward the completed result cards, together with appropriate fee to the Oughterard Show secretary within 5 days of holding the qualifying class.

The Oughterard Show in consultation with the sponsor reserve the right to amend the rules as may be necessary.

It is envisaged that this competition will continue to give a new impetus to Irish Draught breeding and encourage farmers to produce quality Irish Draught stock on western farms. 

Entry Fee to Final€25.00                                                                     PRIZE FUND: €1,150  

Prizes: 1st €375 and Cup, 2nd €225, 3rd €170, 4th €100, 5th €75 & 6th €50. 

           A prize will be presented for Combination of Best Turned out Foal and most Suitably Dressed Handler.

Qualifying Shows 2022

22nd May – Athenry Show                                                  17th July – Loughrea Show                    

12th June – Claregalway Show                                             17th July – Louisburgh Show

18th June – Finn Valley Agri Show                                       23rd July – Manorhamilton Show         

19th June – Athlone Agricultural Show                                 1st Aug – Bonniconlon Show (TBC)

9th July –  Ardrahan Show (TBC)                                     6h Aug – Gort & District Show (TBC)  

10th July  – Mullingar Agricultural Show                            21st Aug – Ballyshannon Show (TBC)

16th July – Sligo County Agricultural Show (TBC)             21st Aug – Mohill Agricultural Show

                                                                                               20th August – Roscommon Show (TBC)

                                                                                               27th August – Elphin Show (TBC)

All Enquiries to: Show Office – 086 1517289