The show has established itself as one of the leading agricultural shows in the South-West region. It hosts a massive show jumping programme for horses and ponies, including 1.35 metre Munster Grand Prix with a prize fund of €2,000. The show jumping classes will commence at 10am with the Grand Prix at 2pm approx.
Ring 1 will host the young horse classes including the inaugural HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship Qualifier.
The 3 year old potential event horse class will take place in the sand arena. This class hopes to identify the best 3 year old colt, gelding or filly to become a future 4* event horse.
Ring 3 is the horse ridden hunter ring starting at 11am. Ring 4 is the working hunter ring commencing at 9am sharp. Ring 5 is the ridden pony showing classes and starts at 10am sharp. Ring 6 is for the family pony classes and will commence at 12 noon. Ring 7 is the dressage arena starting at 9am and ring 8 is for the local mini stakes starting at 2p.m.
Other events include sheep (12noon), goat, poultry (11.30am), eggs (11.15am), miniature horse classes and donkey classes and of course the ever entertaining donkey derby. This year we play host to the 2015 All Ireland Donkey Grand National and it will get under way at 3pm approx. So come along and enjoy the craic!
The dog show will start at 2pm and includes a selection of classes. So why not bring your dog along too and enter them in the family dog show where excellent prizes are available!! All children enter free!!!
There will be a wild bird and rare animal display, a cattle display, a small farm animal and pet section and best dressed and bonny baby competition (judging at 2.30pm).
This makes the show an ideal family day out and the show attracts a crowd in the region of 5,000 people and 2,400 animals each year. We will have a carnival , bouncy castles, face painting and other family friendly attractions on site.
For more information on horse entries please call Sean on 086 3601395 and for all other entries call Seamus on 087-2660600 or go our website at www.newcastlewestshow.com where a full list of events can be found. Follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/NCWShow