Youngster Tour Ireland

The Youngster Tour is for Irish bred horses  The Youngster Tour is now in its 4th year & is Trademarked.
 We have gone from strength to strength since 2020 & the Tour has evolved into a priority for many riders during the summer season.
The Tour is for Irish bred horses, to develop over the summer season with 20 Tour Shows available to them to qualify for the Grand Finals in September. The heights of the fences are started at a low level in May & the focus is on allowing the horses to develop rideability, bravery & in turn allow their bodies & minds to strengthen over the summer. The Tour has shown that horses can be allowed develop slowly and in turn get to their full potential as they get older. It is hoped to add longevity to their careers with a more sustainable & planned production.
We now have an avid following & horses are seen to improve significantly over the Summer & by the time they reach the Grand Finals they are more rounded individuals in the ring & many are ready to go to new homes

Show Information

 1. Horses will not be required to be registered with any Association but they are required to be registered on the Equipe App ->  This registration is FREE. All passport details must be submitted on Equipe & a record will kept of all TourShows completed.
 The Tour is open to Horses with Department of Agriculture Approved Passports with Stallion Pedigree recorded & mare’s name & breeder recorded. 

Passports eligible : Irish Horse Register, Connemara, Traditional Irish Horse, Irish Draught, Weatherbys Ireland, WSI, Leisure Horse Ireland with Stallion & Mare pedigrees & breeders details noted.
*Continental Passports, including SIES, KWPN etc & those that have been endorsed on entry to Ireland are not eligible* 
*In the interest of sport, fair play & respect to other competitors, please do not enter horses that are not eligible*
Passports are a legal requirement for travel & will be checked at Tour Shows-No Passport, No Jump. (Non-Irish Studbook Passports are not eligible)

2. Horses competing on Irish Horse Board qualifiers where they have won prize money at 2 or more Qualifiers on the League not eligible for the Grand Finals Weekend or any prizes associated with the Tour, or horses competing at National GP level, but are welcome to compete on the Tour & avail of it as a marketing tool.

3. The Youngster Tour Classes will be held in the Main Arena of the Qualifier Shows, and must run as independently advertised classes, not part of any height class. A full sets of fences with the arenas dresses with trees & flowers etc. It must look well on video & in pictures
4. Combinations must compete at a minimum of 3 Tour Shows to Qualify them for the Grand Final Weekend

Tour Dates 2023 :  

FIVE STARS TOUR GRAND FINALS : 2nd, 3rd September , Venue TBC


Tour Dates - To be Confirmed

Due to the everchanging Calendar these dates are subject to movement, and are beyond the Tours' control. Please check regularly for updates. 
Rosettes & Prize money must be collected on the day, it is not the responsibility of the Tour to post out rosettes. 
If a Show requests your IBAN details for Prize Money Payment please lodge to the Show Centre, we ask riders not contact the Tour regarding Prize Money or rosettes.

Height Bands for  the Grand Finals 2023 - All details will be available soon to download  above.
4 Yr Olds  -  Grand Finals : 1m
5 Yr Old Tour –Grand Final @ 1.10m

Courses will be built in an inviting manner to encourage horses & riders to jump stylish clear rounds. The courses will start at the lowest level & increase in height as they progress through the course. The combinations will be built at the lowest levels. The courses are built to give the combination confidence & will allow riders/owners to market their horses at a suitable level for their horses. 


Details to follow

Youngster Tour Festival
  • Sat 9th &  - Sun 10th September
Venue TBC