Millstreet Horse Show returns to the international stage next week after a 12-year hiatus, with its popularity as strong as ever.
Boasting a prizefund upwards of €200,000, nine international classes, three Rolex ranking contests and competitions in every grade imaginable, unmatched facilities, not to mention the famed Green Glens atmosphere, it is no surprise to hear that families are travelling from the four provinces, complemented by competitors from seven nations.
“We have 1,200 stables booked out and we are still short. It is close to uncontrollable,” said Noel C Duggan yesterday.
“We have riders from seven nations, if not eight, for example Britain, France, Italy, Canada and Denmark. This is the only three-star international show in Ireland and there will be more entries at this show than in any four-star show in Europe.” …. this is an extract from a much longer article in today’s Irish Examiner
Trevor Coyle, Kieran Rooney, Steven Smith and Michael Hutchinson jump against the clock for the Boomerang title at Millstreet International Horse Show 1986. Published on youTube by Millstreet Horse Show
Brian McSharry of RTÉ presents highlights of the 1983 Bank of Irelander Young Irelander for 3 year old horses at Millstreet Horse Show. The Millstreet Horse Show is on this year from August 7th to 12th. For those of us that remember the late Dick Pomeroy, in the video above you can see him auctioning the winning filly, and there’s a few familiar faces in the crowd also – (from 3:15 in the video above, and also in the photo below): [read more …] “Bank of Ireland Young Irelander 1983”
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from MillstreetHorseShow.ie: The Competition Authority has recently finalised its investigation into alleged anti-competitive behaviour by Show Jumping Ireland (SJI). They have found in favour of the consumers right to free choice thus vindicating our position held firmly over the past three years.
Subject to two laid conditions being met by the host show, SJI members cannot be penalised in any way – to do so would be unlawful. Millstreet International Horse Show has no difficulty in satisfying these two conditions.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1116 from Millstreet.Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet and mild Tuesday morning.
First of all this morning I want to say a very sincere word of thanks to my dear friend Sean Radley for standing in for me in the past two weeks while I was taken up with other things.
The lovely weather over the weekend allowed people of all ages to enjoy the great out of doors, in many shapes and forms, not least among them the annual Pattern Day at Cloghoula National School, almost on my doorstep. The pipe band came to lead the parade into the school grounds where children’s
races and games brought joy to all.
People were in awe of the many extensions and improvements that have been carried out on the building in recent months. Extra land has been purchased to extend the playing field and Cloghoula school, which has both a male and female teacher, is now ready to welcome many more new pupils to its roll books. The vibrant school board is doing everything in its power to preserve this centre of learning which has been in the area since 1870s. We wish it and everybody connected with it, every success for the future. [read more …] “Regional Report 1116 – 22nd May 2012”
These are just a few of the hundreds of superb photos taken by Geraldine Dennehy at the horse show from today and yesterday (and probably for the rest of the week) have been posted on the Facebook page for Millstreet Horse Show. If you are logged onto Facebook, you can view the photos at:
From today’s Examiner: Francis Connors has been competing at Millstreet Horse Show for “about 35 years”, and is determined to add to his good memories of the Cork event this week. The Waterford rider is a 10-time national champion and accepted as one of the best exponents of the sport.
That, though, does not guarantee success and, while he mostly remembers the good times, he admits his aspirations have not always been fulfilled at Millstreet, which begins its five-day stint today… [Read the full article]
Interest in this year’s Millstreet Horse Show is even greater than last year, according to Noel C Duggan.
“Entries are flying in and we have three girls on the phones. Also, we were the first to take entries on line and it has proved to be great for both the show and competitors.
“I can guarantee that this year’s show will be spectacular, with huge improvements in the lay-out of the place. Eight sand arenas will be in operation, all drained and refreshed, and we have undertaken landscaping. Along with the competitions that featured last year, we will be announcing new, exciting elements to [read more …] “Interest in Horse Show even greater”
There was good news for Millstreet Horse Show this week as Show Jumping Association of Ireland (SJI) members proposed and passed a motion to cancel all fines and suspensions arising from member who jumped at the horse show last August.
The SJI and Green Glens have been in a protracted dispute centering on the issue of insurance. This came to a head in August when the Corkman staged what he termed an ‘independent’ show, with many SJI members and officials defying the threat of sanction to participate. In turn, the SJI rescheduled its national championships to run opposite Millstreet, arguably the country’s most popular show, and the organisation is in … [read more …] “Good news for Millstreet Horse Show”
Millstreet Horse Show finished up yesterday after five days of enjoyable show-jumping. There was a buzz around the Green Glens, added to by the lovely weather all week, and especially the blistering sunshine on the Sunday. Added below are some images that may give a sample of the atmosphere. It was good to see the show back on the calendar, and hopefully it will get bigger and better again next year.
Millstreet Horse Show opened today amidst some lovely sunny weather, lots of horses and ponies, and a big crowd. Above are a few photos taken today which are on the Millstreet Horse Show Facebook page. Don’t forget that everyone is welcome at the Show, and admission is FREE for all.
I’m delighted to be able to tell you that Millstreet Horse Show is back and better than ever! Millstreet Horse Show is running from the 10th-15th of August. Described as the ‘shop window for Irish Sport Horses,’ the show is the largest of its kind in Europe with over 1500 stables and 10,000 entries.
Sorely missed from the equestrian calendar last year due to an insurance dispute it is now back and the Duggan family and people of Millstreet look forward to once again opening their doors to the equestrian enthusiasts. [read more …] “Millstreet Horse Show is coming soon”
The Millstreet Horse Show which is back on again this year after missing out on 2009 have just published their schedule for this years show (10th to 15th of August) on their newly revamped millstreethorseshow.ie website.
They also have an updated accommodation list for the show, so if you’re looking for information on the horse show, that is the place to go
Another article on the returning Millstreet Horse Show in 2010, this time on the Horse and Hound magazine. It carries more details than previous articles and we find out that the show has been renamed the Millstreet All-Ireland Championship Horse and Pony Show. The full article can be read below:
THE absence of the sound of hooves at Millstreet Horse Show last August, after the show was canceled, cost the region €10 million, according Green Glens owner Noel C Duggan, who has announced plans for a whole new show next year.
The ‘man of steel’ told The Corkman that it is “full steam ahead” for next year’s show with the Green Glens committing to reviving one of the highlights of the showjumping year in Ireland…………
Last week we carried a short sniplet from the Irish Independant newspaper which said that there would be a horse show in Millstreet in summer of next year. The Corkman this week carries a more in-depth article and the full article can be read here.
In todays Irish Independent, in a showjumping article, there’s some news on a possible Millstreet Horse Show for next year 2010:
… Meanwhile at home, the Duggan family at Millstreet have caused a stir by announcing details of a major show jumping fixture at the Green Glens Arena immediately following the 2010 Dublin Horse Show.
A disagreement over an insurance claim led to tension between the Millstreet family and Showjumping Ireland (SJI) some time ago and Millstreet Show Director, Thomas Duggan, last night confirmed to The Irish Independent that next year’s event will be “unaffiliated and independent”, which may set them on course for another clash with SJI.
FOR the first time in four decades history, the Millstreet Summer Horse Show is a non runner this week.
This comes after an impasse between Millstreet organisers and the national body Showjumping Ireland.
Millstreet came to life each summer on the staging of its six-day equestrian festival in the Green Glens Arena, holding an unrivalled reputation as a mecca for showjumping enthusiasts.
This is the first time in 38 years that Millstreet Show will not he held and the cancellation is seen as a huge loss to owners, show organisers and the North Cork catchment area.
Apart from the show jumping, the showing classes such as the Young Irelander, Boomerang and National Discovery provided a shop window for owners to parade their young talents before buyers from across the world.
Multi purpose facilities from sand-surfaced arenas to warm-up paddocks and the spacious indoor complex added to the enjoyment for entries drawn from all over the country.
On the positive side, the 2009 Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show returns to Millstreet over the October Bank Holiday weekend.
The Green Glens venue is donated free of charge by the Duggan family. To date, this show has raised €190,000 for a range of local and national charities.