Youngster Tour Ireland

The Youngster Tour is for Irish bred horses  The Youngster Tour is now in its third year. 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 Mullingar EC 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


Youngster Tour Ireland - 2022 - Information Pack.pdf

Show Information

 1. Showjumping Ireland registration necessary. 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
  • September 2022
  • Thurs 8th-Sun 11th - GRAND FINALS @ MULLINGAR EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

Tour Dates 2022 :  

FIVE STARS TOUR GRAND FINALS : 2nd, 3rd & 4th September , MULLINGAR EC

YOUNGSTER TOUR FINALS : 8TH -11TH SEPTEMBER, MULLINGAR EC


 Tour Dates confirmed up to 26th May - please stay tuned for updates during the Summer.

Tour Dates - Confirmed

Due to the everchanging SJI 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 2022 - All details are available to download  above.
4 Yr Olds  -  Grand Finals : 1m
5 Yr Old Tour –Grand Final @ 1.10m

6  & 7 Yr Old Tour -Grand Final will be handicapped, the 6 Yr Olds will jump at 1.15m & the 7 Yr Olds will compete at 1.20m

8 Yr Old Tour;  Grand Final @ 1.20m - 1.25m

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. 

GRAND FINALS FESTIVAL

THE GRAND FINALS WILL BE RUN OVER A 4 DAY FESTIVAL OF SHOWJUMPING, 8th - 11th SEPTEMBER, AT MULLINGAR EQUESTRIAN CENTRE, CO. WESTMEATH. THIS SHOW CENTRE BOASTS SOME OF THE FINEST ARENAS IN IRELAND & THE FAGAN FAMILY ARE COMMITTED TO IRISH EQUESTRIANISM, THE PROGRESSION OF OUR BREEDING & SPORT. ALL INFORMATION INCLUDING ENTRIES, STABLING & LOCAL ACCOMMODATION WILL BE ON THE MULLINGAR EQUESTRIAN CENTRE WEBSITE

Youngster Tour Festival
  • THURS 8 - SUN 11TH
MULLINGAR EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

Accommodation in Mullingar

Local accommodation is available on the Mullingar Equestrian Centre Website, Air B&B, Booking.com, Trivago etc. There is a list of Local Hotels and local Bed & Breakfasts below. Please feel free to print off this list. WILL BE AVAILABLE MID JULY.