PONY show jumping in the SJI Waterford/Tipperary branch is to receive a new and exciting boost with the promotion of new and interesting series of competitions for the forthcoming summer/autumn season. Fantastic sponsorship has been secured from NutriScience, Coolmore Stud, The Equine Warehouse, Clonmel, Denn’s Horse Feed and professional athlete Paddy O’Donnell. In addition there are sponsored Perpetual Silver Trophies for the points leaders in all classes.

The series will commence with the first outdoor show of the year at Ballylawn Show home of Francis Connors on May 2nd and culminate with fantastic finals at three venues in October, Ballinamona Equestrian Centre, Waterford, Tipperary Equestrian Centre, Thurles and The Ballyrafter Centre, Lismore. This is a first for the branch and will bring a new dimension to pony jumping for the entire area. The first series on the programme is The Equine Warehouse ‘Carling King Series’. This comprises 128cms 70cms, 138cms 80cms and 148cms 90cms ponies. The Coolmore Stakes will include the 128cms 80cms, 138cms 90cms and 148cms 1m ponies with the NutriScience Summer Tour for 128cms 90cms, 138cms 1m and 148cms 1/10m ponies.