Horse Sport Ireland’s Sophie Dalton and Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes join local rider Joan Greene in testing out the ground at Limerick Greyhound Stadium in advance of the Jumping in the City event which takes place on Friday, June 5.
The start lists for the first leg of the Underwriting Exchange Limited Jumping in the City series to take place in Limerick on Friday, June 5th have been announced marking the countdown to this exciting new sporting and leisure event for the entire Mid-West.
Last into the ring for the Grand Prix will be former World Champion Dermot Lennon and Judith Sossick’s prolific Irish Sport Horse mare Loughview Lou Lou.
Also qualifying due to his FEI ranking is recent international winning combination Capt Michael Kelly and Drumillor Lough (ISH).
The riders qualifying due to their SJI ranking are headed by Ger O’Neill and include 11 times National Champion Francis Connors.
Teen sensation Susan Fitzpatrick(16) secured a place by being the highest placed young rider at the Horseware/TRM Premier series Grand Prix in Louth.
Robert Splaine selected Dean Rogan and Neal Fearon while the Organising Committee have allocated two places to local riders Joan Greene and international eventer Michael Ryan.
The six riders selected by the Showjumping Ireland competitions’ committee for the Devenish Puissance are: Sven Hadley, Jason Higgins, Gabriel Corless, William MCDonnell Jnr, Liam O’Meara and Vincent Byrne.
The draw for the West Wood/Ifor Williams Amateur classes at Cork and Limerick were streamed live on Irish Horse TV.
Show Jumping fans can bet on these events with Paddy Power.
The Amateur class will now commence at the earlier time of 6.15pm with Grand Prix timed for 7.30pm and the Puissance for 8.30pm. The gates will open at 5.30pm.
Shannon Chamber’s chief executive Helen Downes, who, along with fellow Chamber executives throughout the Mid-West have been encouraging their members to attend this great family and corporate night out said: “ It’s great to see something new being added to the social and sporting calendar in the Mid-West. Limerick Greyhound Stadium is within easy driving distance of so many parts of the region that we would love to see the event being supported by the entire community – the general public, the business sector and horse lovers alike. The corporate section of the stadium has been fully supported already, which is great. We wish Horse Sport Ireland, Showjumping Ireland and all concerned with the staging of the event every success and thank them for including Limerick as an event venue in the three-city series.”
Tickets for the Limerick leg of the Underwriting Exchange Jumping In The City series can be purchased in advance by phoning 1890 269 969.
Tickets cost €15 for adults, children under 14 are free and a Student and OAP rate of €10 will apply.
While advance booking would be helpful to the organisers patrons can pay at the turnstiles on the night.