Newcastle show draws top riders
EQUESTRIAN EVENT IN AID OF ST CATHERINE’S DAY CENTRE
ONE OF the top equestrian events of the year takes place on Saturday and Sunday with the Newcastle Horse Show at Ballymoney Park Stud, Kilbride.
Last year, well known riders such as World Champion Dermot Lennon and Aga Khan team members Conor Swail and Marion Hughes took part.
The show is run in aid of St. Catherine’s Day Care Centre in Newcastle and the working committee managed to raise ¤ 20,000 after funding for its pre-school for autistic children was denied Government funding.
‘Fundraising is extremely difficult this year,’ says Pam O’Loughlin of the show committee.
‘We are so grateful to all our sponsors who have looked after all our catering needs so wonderfully for the last few years.’
At 52 years old, the Newcastle Show is one of the oldest in the country and this year its ¤ 10,000 Bloxham Grad Prize is in the SJI Super League. As it’s the second last event of the season expect the competition to be fierce. With a total prize fund of ¤30,000, there is plenty at stake in the other competitions as well.
There will be plenty of entertainment over the two days as well.
For more information contact the Show Secretary, Regina Connaughton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eleven-year-old friends Sarah O'Loughlin from Newtownmountkennedy and Amy Sutton, Greystones, with their ponies Chloe and Susie who will be competing again this year at the Newcastle Show.