The Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show 2010 is being held at the Green Glens, Millstreet from Friday October 22nd to Sunday 24th. The popularity of this show is legendary, probably due in no small measure to the fact it it caters for all levels and abilities. Admission is free to all, so go along and give your support.
NEW for 2010 are:
- Friday night will be Provincial Team Relay night
- An Auction for a Harry Dabbs saddle, and lessons from top instructors will be held in the Main Arena on Saturday night,
- Novice 128, 138, and 148 pony/rider bursary of €250, kindly sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland.
In the 12 years that they have been based at Green Glens, the show has grown from strength to strength, and has raised €170,000 for charities such as:
- Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children
- Temple Street Childrens Hospital
- Ridiing for the Disabled
- Irish Cancer Society
- St. Vincent de Paul
- Outreach Moldova
- Laoise Hospice
- Cork CABAS
- And other local Charities.
From the Examiner: … Of course, its popularity speaks volumes in that regard, but it must bolster the resolve of the organising committee to see ever-increasing numbers and this weekend is no different. The three-day event begins today in Millstreet with a 10% rise in entries on last year boosting the feelgood factor, as testified yesterday by an upbeat Keith Griffin, a member of the organising committee.
“There’s no recession in Millstreet… at least not this weekend,” joked Griffin. “I thought last year’s record of 3,200 entries would not be beaten, but it’s up to 3,500 this year, which is amazing,” he said.
The event is one year short of celebrating its quarter century and in that time it has raised an astonishing €220,000 for a range of charities. Of that, €170,000 was raised in the 12 years at Millstreet, where the Duggan family play their part by providing their Green Glens venue free of charge.
That is only part of the appeal, however; the show is, in essence, a celebration of the sport’s youth and their families. It is an opportunity to compete, of course, but with greater-than-usual emphasis on fun and this weekend promises to be no different…”