Young Handlers

Michael Slattery


  • Class 13Q Qualifier for Horse Sport Ireland Young Handler Championship Series 2018
  • Start Time: 11 AM
  • Clarecastle Show Society is pleased to announce that we will host a qualifier for
    the Horse Sport Ireland Young Handler Championship Series 2018.
  • There will be five qualifiers in Ireland including Clarecastle.
  • Each qualifier will have a prize fund of €3,000 with €1,500 allocated to the junior category and €1,500 allocated to the senior category.
  • The total prize fund for the competition is €25,000.
  • The competition format, terms and conditions and prize money details are contained on the HSI website

Horse Sport Ireland have very generously offered €25,000 to competitors in the Young Handler Series.
Clarecastle has been nominated as hosting one of the Qualifiers, the value of which is €3,000.
There are 2 competitions –

  1. for Competitors 16-18yrs
  2. the other for 18-25yrs

This is the most prestigious competition aimed at promoting participation by young people in the Equine Industry.
It promises to be a wonderful event.
Please enter quickly.  Entries close on Friday 24th August 2018
For further information please contact Show Secretary, Nichola Shannon on  085 7816665 or
or for even further information contact our Chairman, Michael Slattery on 087 6393040


Results 2017

The Equine Young Handler of the Year All-Ireland

1st       €1000  Lorcan Glynn, Craobhín House, Crannaghmore, Athlone, Co. Roscommon With Crannaghmore Pearl, Bred by Exhibitor, Sire: Near Dock, Sire of Dam: Van Dantzig

2nd      €500    Sheelagh Barry, Magowna, Inch, Ennis, Co. Clare With Phoebe, Bred by Owner, Sire: Munther, Sire of Dam: Cruising

3rd      €250    Allison Geary with Unnamed bred by Ann O’Grady, Sire: Sibon W., Sire of Dam: Cruising

4th       €150    Emily Crowley, Ardcahan, Dunmanway, Co. Clare with Doograne Rebel, Bred by Martin Keogh, Sire: Womanizer, Sire of Dam: Doograne Beauty

5th       €100    Sam Kingston, Carrigbawn, Drinagh, Co. Cork with Carrigbawn Honey, Bred by Jim Kinsgston, Sire: Penmerryls Rhythm and Blues, Sire of Dam: Fast Silver

6th       €75      Dr. Danielle Cusack Mvb, 38 Hillview, Clonaslee, Co. Laois with Innishfree The Lady Grail, Bred by Exhibitor, Sire: Innisfree the Holy Grail, Sire of Dam: Crannagh Hero