Tattersalls to Sponsor the 2017 Retired Racehorse Show Series
Tattersalls, Europe’s leading bloodstock auctioneers, is to sponsor this year’s Retired Racehorse Show Series which is hosted by the Irish Horse Welfare Trust Thoroughbred Club. The initiative was launched in 2016 by the IHWT in a bid to further promote the re-training of thoroughbreds for other equestrian disciplines.
The first of nine Tattersalls sponsored qualifiers will take place at Mullingar Equestrian Centre on 3rd June. The finalists from the nine qualifiers will then head to the Tattersalls Ireland July Show which takes place on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July 2017.
The Champion and Reserve Champion from the Final will also qualify for the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) National Championship Show at Aintree, in the UK in August. The winner will compete in the RoR Eilte Showing Series Final or in The RoR Amateur Ridden Show series Final*.
Jane Myerscough, Chairman of the IHWT, commented: “We are delighted to have Tattersalls, Europe’s Leading Bloodstock Auctioneers, as our sponsors for this year’s Retired Racehorse Show Series. The inaugural series proved to be a great success with Joanne Quirke and Jeannie Cook going on to compete at the 2016 ROR finals at Aintree with their Retrained Racehorses Forpadydeplasterer and Sizing Australia. We would also like to thank Godolphin and TRI who are supporting the series.”
Edmond Mahony, Chairman of Tattersalls, commented: “This is a great initiative by the IHWT Thoroughbred Club and Tattersalls is delighted to sponsor the Retired Racehorse Show Series this year. It is very important that the bloodstock industry continues to support racehorses following their career on the racecourse and this new sponsorship perfectly complements our sponsorship of the Tattersalls/RoR Thoroughbred Show Horse Series which Tattersalls has sponsored in Britain since 2005.”
Tattersalls Ireland July Show committee make annual donation to St Francis Hospice
Annually the Tattersalls Ireland July Show committee make a donation to St Francis Hospice. For the past number of years, the show, in association with the Rolestown Show and Ward Union Hunt has been run with all proceeds going to this invaluable service. The Hospice, located in Raheny and more locally in Blanchardstown, provides palliative care, day care, bereavement support, therapy, physiotherapy and outpatients clinics and services the area invaluably.
The presentation of €5,000 was made by Roger Casey, Managing Director of Tattersalls Ireland and Gladys Graham, Secretary of the Tattersalls Ireland July Show to Sr. Margaret Cashman and Clinical Nurses at St Francis Hospice, Andrew Connolly and Julie Burke.
For 2017, the Tattersalls Ireland July Show will revert to its original calendar slot of Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July. Planning is already in its advanced stages and the original two-day schedule will cater for a wide range of classes including working hunter, showing classes, side-saddle classes, in-hand classes and a selection of National Show-Jumping classes including the Premier Grand Prix.
New for 2017, Tattersalls Ireland July show will host the only Dubarry Young Event Horse Qualifier in Ireland where the final will take place at the prestigious Land Rover Burghley International Horse Trials. This is the first time a qualifier has been hosted in Ireland and is sure to draw a crowd of both competitors and spectators alike.
Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers to be hosted by Tattersalls Ireland at the July Show on 22 and 23 July 2017
The first ever Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers to be held in Ireland will be staged at the Tattersalls Ireland July Show in 2017. Recently voted Show of the Year at the annual Showjumpers Awards, the July Show, which takes place in the grounds of the Tattersalls International Horse Trials, is the ideal venue for these prestigious young event horse classes. The winners will each gain an entry to the finals of the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Series which take place during the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in early September (31st August – 3rd September).
The Qualifiers are open to four and five-year-old horses, with the aim of the series being to encourage breeders and trainers to produce a horse with the potential to become a world class three-day-eventer. Horses competing in these classes are required to complete a dressage test followed immediately by a round of showjumping and cross country fences, before having their conformation and paces assessed. The top ten horses are then invited back to be shown under saddle in walk, trot, canter and gallop.
Speaking on the announcement, Tattersalls Ireland Chairman Edmond Mahony said;
“We are delighted to host the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers at the Tattersalls Ireland July Show. The Young Event Horse Class is a wonderful nursery for equine athletes within the sport of Eventing. It is an honour to have been selected to host the first Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers in Ireland, and very much hope that we will be able to provide a fitting showcase for Irish-bred potential eventers. It is apt that the home of the Tattersalls International Horse Trials, an event that caters for so many young horses through the wide range of classes offered, will be staging these illustrious Qualifiers.
Elizabeth Inman, Event Director of Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials commented;
“Tattersalls Ireland and Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials have enjoyed a long association and we are delighted to introduce the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers to Ireland. Over the past 25 years, the Young Event Horse Finals have formed an integral part of our event and these will now be further enhanced by the opportunity for Irish representation.”
The Tattersalls Ireland July Show in association with the Rolestown Show and Ward Union Hunt takes place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July and will feature a host of equestrian classes including showjumping, in-hand and ridden showing, working hunter and side-saddle classes. The show is held as a fundraiser for the St Francis Hospice and over the last number of years has raised significant funds for this incredibly important charity. For more information, visit the Tattersalls Ireland July Show or the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials websites.