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Arena Schedule

Time

Saturday 2nd November

10.00 Doors Open
10.45 – 11.00 The Zaporozhian Cossack  ShowSergiy Khimich and his team will kick off the show and wow the Equus   Live crowd with their daring displays and stunts
11.00 – 11.30 In   The Driving Seat – Driving Display by Connemara Ponies The Connemara Pony is Ireland’s Native Breed.   Known for its aptitude to many disciples the Connemara ponies will showcase   its talents as a ‘Driving Pony’
11.30 – 12.30 Horse Sport Ireland Mares   Breeding Championship The top 10 mares presented at the HSI Studbook Mare Inspections will   compete for this inaugural Championship and a prize fund of over €5,000
12.30 – 13.15 Miniature Horse Puissance Little hoofs Ireland and Looking Glass miniatures will entertain all the family with their showcase of the miniature horse breed. Visitors will love the miniature horse puissance competition (in hand jumping), driving and showing of these tiny horses.
13.15 – 13.45 Riders of the Caribbean All Ireland winners Cavan pony club present this fun Musical Ride. Featuring   children aged 8 – 16 with supporting roles from kids as young as 6 and a   special appearance by Mascot Jack Sparrow
13.45 – 14.00 LIFEFORCE from Alltech bring you ‘Horses   Inside Out’
14.00 – 14.50 Novice to Grand Prix Dressage – A Brief Overview Dane Rawlins Director of   Dressage at Hickstead and member of the Irish team will give a master class   on training and developing dressage horses from novice to  grand prix level
14.50 – 15.00 Free Style Para Dressage   Display London 2012 Paralympic and European Para Dressage medal winner Helen   Kearney will give a free style dressage display
15.00 – 15.45 Horse Sport Ireland Vaulting Display featuring British,   European and World vaulting champions Joanne and Hannah Eccles will be joined   by Irish Vaulter Charlotte Rimaud for a spectacular display of skill,   strength and horsemanship
15.45 – 16.00 LIFEFORCE from Alltech bring you ‘Horses Inside Out’
16.00 – 17.00 Show and Working Hunter Master   Class Katie Jerram producer and rider of show horses in England including   horses owned by the HRH Queen Elizabeth, will be on hand to give insights and   tips on producing and showing horses to top level
17.00 – 17.15 The Zaporozhian Cossack  ShowSergiy Khimich and his team will wow the Equus Live crowds with their   daring displays and stunts
17.15 – 17.30 LIFEFORCE from Alltech bring you ‘Horses Inside Out’
17.30 – 19.00 Eventing Master Class with Piggy French The audience will love leading British Event Rider Piggy French’s master class. She will be joined by Irish rider Esib Power and will give tips on Eventing disciplines (dressage, cross country and show jumping). This informative master class will give an insight into the training techniques  and methods used by Piggy to gain maximum results.
19.30 Doors Close

                       

Time

Sunday   3rd November 2013

10.00 Doors Open  
10.30 – 11.00 The Parelli Method The Parelli Program of horse training teaches expertise and success with horses based on   the way horses relate and communicate in their natural world. See firsthand how   this natural training method is being embraced by horsemen and women of all   disciplines around the country
11.00 – 11.30 Reining and Western Display The Horse Sport Ireland Western and Reining Section will demonstrate   some of the popular disciplines of Western Riding such as Trail, Pleasure,   Reining and Barrel Racing
11.30 – 12.00 Parade of Breeds
12.00 – 12.30 Pony Club Games Sit back and enjoy this fast paced demonstration from some of the   best games ponies and riders in the country
12.30 – 13.20 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing   Racehorse to Riding Horse Class Leading Irish trainer Edward O’Grady and former National Hunt Jockey   Norman Williamson will judge 10 of the best ex racehorses including Grand   National winner Silver Birch and others in this ever popular show class
13.20 – 13.40 Hound Parade Learn about the age old tradition of hunting and enjoy a beautiful   hound parade from a local hunt
13.40 – 14.00 The Zaporozhian Cossack  ShowSergiy Khimich and his team will wow the Equus Live crowd with their   daring displays and stunts
14.00 – 15.00 Young Horse Master Class Enjoy a master class focusing on bringing on young horses with Greg Broderick who was recently crowned World Champion at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses at Lanaken in Belgium
15.00 – 15.45 Horse Sport Ireland Vaulting   Display featuring British, European and World vaulting champions Joanne   and Hannah Eccles will be joined by Irish Vaulter Charlotte Rimaud for a   spectacular display of skill, strength and horsemanship
15.45 – 16.15 Side Saddle Display Side saddle specialist Susan Oakes will display this traditional form   of riding
16.15 – 17.30 My View: Geoff Billington Gives   His View on Training Novice and Advance Show Jumpers Closing the show will be a master class by the world famous English   show jumper Geoff Billington. One of the best known and successful show   jumpers in the world Geoff is also renowned for his entertaining and amusing   banter. Riding both a novice and an advance show jumper he is sure to be a   hit with the Equus Live audience
18.00 Doors Close

Master Classes

  • Geoff Billington – International Show Jumper
  • Oliver Townend – International Event Rider
  • Katie Jerram – Showing Rider/Producer/Judge
  • Clem Mc Mahon – International Showjumper
  • Dane Rawlins – International Dressage Riding and Trainer

For profile on riders click here

Demonstrations and Displays

  • The Zaporozhian Cossack Show
  • Connemara Driving Ponies
  • Riders of the Caribbean
  • Free Style Para Dressage
  • The Parelli Method
  • Reining and Western Display
  • Parade of Breeds
  • Pony Club Games
  • Hound Parade from the Kildare Foxhounds
  • World Champion Vaulting
  • Side Saddle Display

For profile on demonstrations and displays click here.

Competitions

  • Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Racehorse to Riding Horse Class
  • Horse Sport Ireland Mares Breeding Championship

Please note all demonstrations and master classes are subject to change