2019 National Championships

Note from Head Office


Author: Alison Packman/Monday 7 January 2019/Categories: General News, National Championships

The National Championships will be held for a second year at Kilguilkey House from 14-15 September 2019.

Will all competitors please note the following important information:

All entries must be recieved by noon on 3 September 2019

Those requiring MER's please note final qualifications can be made at :

  • Loughanmore on 31 August
  • Hillcrest 2 on 1 September

All competitors need to make their entries by 3 September.  The results at Loughanmore and Hillcrest 2 will count as the final MERs for the National Championships. 

If you do not get your final MER at those events, your entry will be refunded (less admin charge)

All entries will be checked by Head Office after close of entries and those not eligible will be notified by email.

The Qualification Criteria are as follows:
  • You must be a member of Eventing Ireland and your horse must be registered to take part in the National Championships
  • EI90, EI100 and EI110 classes require three completions (at chosen level) as horse/rider combination from January 2019.  The 3 completions (with qualifying MERs) must be at the class being entered or 2 MER's at the class and one MER for the higher class (ie: 2 x EI90 and 1 x EI100 will be eligible for EI90 class).
  • MERs for EI90, EI100 and EI110 are Dressage minimum 55%, no more than 16 show jumping penalties and clear XC jumping for each event.  (Time penalties do not apply)
  • Try Eventing, Park Eventing, Flexi-Eventing or Combined Training results do not apply.  Results must be for EI NATIONAL competitions only.
  • EI115 (Open) Class is open to all horses with 11 points or more.  Normal qualification rules apply.
  • EI120 Class is open to all horses with 51 points or more.  Normal qualification rules apply.
  • ERQI's must be amber or green 5 days before the start of the event.  Combinations with Red ERQI's can either move down a class, if eligible, or have a refund (less administration charges).

This will be a ‘must do’ event in the eventing calendar and will be a great opportunity for riders at all levels to compete at a national event - with an international feel - with the ultimate goal of being one of our 2019 National Champions.

MER qualifications will be accepted for the Loughanmore and Hillcrest 2 events - but entries to the National Championships MUST be made by 3 September . All entries will be checked and those not qualified for the National Championships will have their entry refunded.

General Information

  • Only paid up members and horses registered with Eventing Ireland can enter the National Championships
  • All entries can be made online via the Eventing Ireland website
  • Stabling costs will be advised nearer the time.  If you wish to arrive on the Friday, please contact Kilguilkey House directly.
  • All dressage will take place Saturday. 
  • Depending on numbers, cross country may take place for EI120, EI115 (Open) and EI110 classes on the Saturday with show jumping on the Sunday.  For all other classes, show jumping will be on the Saturday with cross country on the Sunday.
  • Eventing Ireland Rules apply
Please note, this information may change, so please check the website.

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