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Last Updated: 11 May 2013 - 12:58 pm
What’s involved in the competition?
Teams have 4 riders ride individually over a course of fences and then pass the whip over to the next rider, a relay race. Another team will ride over an identical course at the same time. The first team to have all 4 riders finish wins. If there are an odd number of teams some may get through to the next round as fastest losers.
There are usually 10-12 fences. If you have a refusal you must attempt the fence 3 times in total and you can then go on to the next fence. If you fall off, but keep hold of the horse/pony, the trainer /chef d’equip of your team can help you back on or send another member of your team out to take over the whip. They then finish your round cross the start/finish line and go back out to do their own round.
This competition will be a qualifier for the final in the RDS at the Dublin Horse Show.
Junior riders must be under 18 yrs and Seniors are over 18yrs. Senior teams must have 1 lady rider but Junior teams don’t have this requirement.
Teams need to be affiliated to a registered hunt pack.
Please contact Maria on 087-8202575 for any enquiries.
Last Updated: 1 May 2013 - 9:47 pm
The Kildare County Show Office will be open this week on Friday and Saturday from 12 to 4pm. Drop in and say hello!!
7 Leinster Street, Athy
Last Updated: 8 April 2013 - 6:55 pm
Last Updated: 22 June 2011 - 11:30 am
OUT IN FORCE!
By Noel O’Driscoll
KILDARE County Show was once again blessed with wonderful weather as those who came along to the Showgrounds in Athy basked in a carnival atmosphere. Entry to the show was just €5 for adults and free for children and this – along with the good weather – ensured that the event was enjoyed by many.
The show had a very distinctly French theme with 28 visitors from Athy’s twin town Grandvilliers in attendance at the show. There was also a French tourism stand which had French produce for the locals to sample.
The show parade was led by a Harley Davidson and the Athy town crier Martin Chanders, who was closely followed by Churchtown pipe band. The 2011 Rose of Tralee Clare Kambamettu was centre stage in an army tank, followed by the 2011 Kildare Rose Claire Walsh and Ms Grandvilliers Marion Soulabail, who were transported in a vintage car.
The army was out in force and there was also a large display of Kildare Fire Service cutting equipment in association with the Kildare County Council Road safety office. Ben Woodhouse of Athy Fire Service and the Kildare County Council road safety officer Declan Keogh talked through a fire service exercise which showed how a casualty would be cut from a car in the event of an accident.
On a different planet entirely were the Star Wars characters from the ‘Emerald Garrison’ Club, who were joined by members of Aontas Ogra Athy dressed as Jedi Knights.
The day also featured archery and fishing for the children, as well as a Guinness world record attempt in the training of people in first aid.
Kildare County Show president Brian Ashmore said: “The show went very well, helped by the great weather. The gates might have been down slightly, but not by much. Planning will begin shortly for next year’s event and it’s a very positive sign that many of our exhibitors have already expressed an interest in coming back next year.”
Last Updated: 15 June 2011 - 2:13 pm
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Indoor and Outdoor Trade Stands are still available at very competitive prices.
For more details contact Teresa on 087/7436028