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Young Breeders 2011

The National Young Breeders Competition, organised by Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) and Teagasc will take place on Tuesday 19th April 2011 in Kildalton College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny. The aim of the Young Breeders Competition is to:

  • Encourage young people to become actively involved in breeding, showing and assessing mares and young horses;
  • Identify young people with the potential to become judges;
  • Improve knowledge of horse breeding and evaluating horses;
  • Present an opportunity to meet other like minded individuals both nationally and internationally.

The remaining training day for the Young Breeders competition takes place April 16th at Kildalton College, Piltown, Co Kilkenny.

The results of the National Young Breeders Competition will be used to select a panel from which the teams will be selected to represent the Irish Sport Horse Studbook in the WBFSH Young Breeders World Championships in France in July. Three individuals (and one reserve) will be selected to represent the studbook in the 16 – 19 years of age category and a further three (and one reserve) in the 20 – 25 years of age category.*

Training for the national competition is free and entry to the national competition is €35. A family rate is available.

For further information please contact Wendy Conlon, Teagasc on 091 845291 or Catherine Farrell in Horse Sport Ireland on 045 854512 or email: cfarrell@horsesportireland.ie

* Please note that there is no category in the WBFSH Young Breeders World Championships for competitors 14 – 16 years of age, these will be confined to national competition only.