In just one weeks’ time, the show jumping calendar will be getting even more competitive with the commencement of the Ballyward Equestrian Summer Horse Tour. This year the league begins on Saturday 20th April, where Causeway Coast arena is expected to be a hive of activity with competitors travelling the length and breadth of the region to compete in a range of classes from 90cm to 1.35GP.
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The 31st National Balmoral Championships are due to return to Balmoral Park, Lisburn from Sunday 14th to Wednesday 17th July this year. This prestigious event will encompass top show jumping talent from across the country, competing in thrilling qualifying and championship classes.
The RUAS Balmoral Qualifier launched the 2019 Ulster Amateur Cup in style this morning at Portmore Equestrian Centre. Excessive rainfall the night before didn’t feature as a problem or deter competitors as 70 combinations jumped on superb footing for the 7 qualifying places for balmoral. Only 28 riders steered clear over the Rafael Suarez designed course and with no particular fence causing problems, riders simply had to answer the multiple questions put to them.