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Spring Tour 2018 Results

Results of Connolly’s RED MILLS Spring Tour at Cavan 18/3/18

1) Hadley;s Sport Horses Sumas Taloubet(Sven Hadley)
2) Shannon McKenzie’s Bens Lady Lux(Shannon McKenzie)
3)Shannon McKenzie’s Dyolita (Shannon McKenzie)
4)John Aylwards Bendix(Oisin Alyward)
5)Ellen Hughe’s Mullintine Jetstream(Daniel Fitzgerald)
6)Barry McCormack’s Armani Velvet(Barry McCormack)
7)Angela Percy’s El Cid V.H.Migroveld(Angela Percy)
8)Hadley Sport Horses’ Victoria Z(Sven Hadley)

53 starters
16into Jump Off

Connolly’s RED MILLS Top Young Rider – Oisin Alyward
Foran Equine’s Top Pro am- Lauren Haire


Ballinamona has expressed an interest in looking into running on another date, as they had to cancel due to weather conditions.  We will keep you posted.

Spring Tour News

Spring Tour Rules

  1. All classes scheduled before each leg of the Connolly’s Red Mils Spring Tour must be run in strict drawn order. Entries to SJI office before 4pm Thursday with fee of 10 euro per entry per class (SJI rules) NB Please pay your money before 3pm on Thursday.
    2. Sponsor of the Individual legs of the Spring Tour must not be in the line of business of the principle sponsor of the Tour.(Red Mills)
    3. The class is run as a 1.35 and as such, the max height for 1st round is 1.35m, with a max 1.45m spread on oxers. Run under art 238.2.2 or in exceptional circumstances Art 274.5.2 Declaration will be made to Showjumping Ireland as per Grand Prix before 4pm on Thursday or as advertised in SJI Bulletin or Website prior to show with no exceptions.
    4. Class should begin no later than 2.30pm to help us maximize the best media coverage and run under Art. 238.2.2 Rules as per Nat Grand Prix for Ground Jury, Starter & Course Designer, Substitution of horse (not rider) will only be permitted by the ground jury. Should an appeals committee be needed, this will be selected at the show (3 SJI Officials).
    5. Max 4 horses per rider.
    6. Display clock must be available, preferably with a 45 second countdown facility
    7. Minimum Prize Fund 2000 Prize money to be paid out as per SJI rules.
    8. Each venue is requested to allow a 10% discount on the day of the Tour to Showjumpers Club members for entries of 100 Euro or more. A list of members will be sent to each show before their leg of the Tour.
    9. Start list will be available on both the Showjumpers club web-site and Showjumping Ireland. 10. Shows are responsible for printing out start lists for the morning of the show. 11. As a courtesy to the Sponsors of the Tour, Winners of the Tour must be present to accept their prizes at the last leg of the Tour. Any queries re the tour should be addressed to the info@theshowjumpersclub.com.
    12. The best results of 9 legs will count for all combinations.      Points and a half in the last leg of the Tour.    Points Allocation for all legs of the Tour for Riders: 10, 8, 6, 4,3,3.      Riders will get their points for their first placing In each leg only. 13 It is the responsibility of the rider/agent/owner to keep a record of their results each show and to check the Leader Board on the website and to email any queries before the Final Leg of the Tour. Every effort will be taken to keep it correct but the responsibility will lie with rider/ owner /agent to see that it is correct.
  2. To win the over all Prize of the Tour, riders must be a member of the Showjumper’s Club. €50 to be sent to Alan Byrne, Treasurer of Showjumper’s Club, 13 Raglan Rd., Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Young Riders – YR Points will be taken from their placings in the overall class 1st – 6th(SJI).  No points given if they are not placed in the class on the day, but the prize on the day will go to the highest YR in the class. Tickets must be clearly marked YR or you will not be in this section

Pro am = a rider who does not derive their living from showjumping or run a professional Showjumping or Eventing yard .  They must be 21 years or older.  Foran Equine will present the top Pro –am rider with a medium hamper of their goodies at each leg of the Tour and a Large Hamper of their products to the Overall winner of the  Pro am Tour. Tickets must be clearly marked and riders must declare for this section with maureen.bagnall5@gmail.com in writing.

They are also eligible for the main prize fund on the day.

Young Riders= All young riders, Juniors and COH (who qualify to jump at this height-SJI Rules)will jump under the young rider section but are eligible for the main prize fund on the day.   Connolly’s RED MILLS will sponsor a ton of feed to the winner of this section of the Tour.


As of the time of print – Please note that there is no Breeders Prize sponsored by HSI.

Prizes on the Day of each leg of the Tour (see below) Each leg of the Tour, the class will be sponsor on the day for €2000 Please show your appreciation to the show and their sponsors for their generosity in sponsoring these legs Thank You

Connolly’s RED MILLS will present each leg of the Tour with the following:

1st Connolly’s RED MILLS rug & voucher

2nd Connolly’s RED MILLS Saddle Cloth & Voucher

3rd Connolly’s RED MILLS Saddle Cloth & Voucher Top Young Rider on Day – Connolly’s RED MILLS Rug Top Pro am on Day – Botanica Int. Medium Hamper of their products.

Overall Winner of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Spring Tour 2018

1st €2000 plus Connolly’s RED MILLS rug & half ton of feed

2nd €700 plus Connolly’s RED MILLS Voucher

3rd €300 plus Connolly’s RED MILLS Voucher

Top Young Rider – Connolly’s RED MILLS Spring Tour Rug & 1 ton of Horse Feed

Top Pro am – Large Hamper of Foran Equine Products and a Connolly’s RED MILLS rug.

As a thank you  to the sponsors of the Tour, please can all competitors/prize winners in this year’s Spring Tour tag “Connolly RED MILLS” on twitter/facebook page to show our appreciation for their sponsorship of this Tour.

 It is the responsibility of the Rider/Owner to keep a check on the Leader Boards & notify by email if they feel there is an error.
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