The Irish Shows Association expects and will insist upon appropriate behaviour from All Exhibitors and others participating in any of the activities at our Member Shows and will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour.
Inappropriate behaviour shall include but not be limited to the following;
Profanity, coarse or vulgar language or gestures towards judges or other Show officials.
Harassment or bullying, including using words or actions that threaten, intimidate or undermine judges or other officials before, during or following Member Show activities.
Failure to follow rules and/or obey instructions
Abusing any animal.
Full details of Irish Shows Association Disciplinary Procedures, Sanctions etc are in the I.S.A. Year Book and on their web; www.irishshows.org.
Important Notice to Animal Owners involved in Showing Animals
The Irish Shows Association would advise all Animal owners to have their Animals insured to have the Insurance cover extended to cover them while showing Animals at Shows, we understand that it cost very little or nothing at all depending on who you have Insurance cover with.
The reason for us giving you this advice is that if your animal lashed out, and injured someone or damaged someone’s property, and it is established that your animal was out of your control at that time, you may be held responsible, or partly responsible for any injury or damage caused, you may end up paying all, or part of any settlement reached.
For the efficient running of the championships all concerned are requested to read and observe the Rules set out below.
GENERAL RULES FOR IRISH SHOWS ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020.
ELIGIBILITY OF SHOWS
Shows wishing to participate in the 2022 Championships and be eligible to hold qualifiers must have collected the Championship Fund Levy (currently 5%) from Horse, Pony, Cattle and Sheep class prize money for the year 2022 and forwarded the amount so collected, in full, to the Irish Shows Association Head Office within the stipulated period or not more than 30 days from the date of their show. Alternative methods of meeting this obligation are not acceptable.
Any show or competitor in breach of the Rules set out below will be disqualified from participating or competing in these championships.
These General Rules and those relating to individual championships (where applicable) should be published in the show schedule and catalogue of the participating shows and must be strictly observed.
QUALIFYING ROUNDS (QUALIFIERS)
Qualifying rounds will take place at eligible shows selected by the Irish Shows Association.
RESPONSIBILITY OF SHOWS HOLDING QUALIFYING ROUNDS.
Selected shows must hold a separate class for each qualifier from which the highest placed animals will qualify
The qualifier class if possible should be held as the first (1st) class in the relevant section of the show.
Shows must ensure that the qualifiers are held strictly in accordance with the relevant rules.
No other sponsor may be involved in the qualifying classes. No prize money to be paid.
Shows may charge an entrance fee for each qualifying class.
The I.S.A. will award a rosette to the successful Qualifiers on appearance at the Final.
A show hosting a Championship Final may not hold a qualifier for that Championship on the day of the Final other than by agreement with the Irish Shows Association. However Shows who hold qualifiers for Horses, Ponies & Cattle may ask exhibitors to enter the exhibit in at least one other class at their show on the day.
Animals qualified for Finals are not eligible to enter in any other class at the Show where the Final is held other than a Qualifying Class for another Competition
Shows should appoint competent persons to act as stewards, who must ensure that only animals (or other exhibits) which are eligible to compete and whose documentation is in order are allowed to proceed to the judging ring.
Animal Passports & “Micro Chips where applicable” should be read by a Veterinary Surgeon appointed by the show.
On completion of judging, Stewards should instruct the successful competitors to attend at the Show Secretary’s Office within one hour and to complete the necessary documentation for entry to the championship final
The show should appoint a well-briefed officer, who will be in attendance at the Secretary’s Office, and who will assist exhibitors to complete the necessary documentation for participation in the final and to collect the relevant entrance fee.
Show Secretaries must forward completed result cards, together with appropriate fees to the Irish Shows Association within three (3) days following the holding of the show.
N.B. Shows must return the results card marked “No Competition” for any or all of the events for which no animal (or exhibit) has been selected.
RESPONSIBILITY OF EXHIBITORS.
Exhibitors accept that the Judges decision is final in all cases. Any abuse of Judges will not be tolerated. Where a dispute or cause for complaint arises the matter should only be dealt with under F. below
Winners of qualifiers are themselves responsible for entering their animals (or exhibits) for the final in accordance with j. and k. above within one hour of qualifying.
Winners of qualifiers will compete in the final.
The Irish Shows Association in conjunction with the sponsors reserve the right to alter or amend the rules of any competition as may be necessary or appropriate.
Shows and competitors must contact the National Irish Shows Office for details of any championships and not the sponsor involved.
Objections must be lodged in writing with the Show Secretary or with the I.S.A. representative at the show or the within half an hour following completion of judging, together with a fee of 50 euro, or other stated fee, which is refundable in the event of the objection being upheld.
Any Exhibitor who makes a false declaration or misrepresents a fact regarding themselves of their exhibit is liable to disqualification and or forfeiture of any prizes awarded
RESPONSIBILITY OF SHOWS HOSTING CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
A deduction of 5% of the prize money is to be collected by the show and forwarded to the Irish Shows Association within 30 days of the final
Championship finals must start not later than 2p.m. on the day of the show and the advertised time of starting should be adhered to as far as practicable. If necessary, other show classes should be either postponed or relocated to allow for this.
NOTICES OF INTEREST TO CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS.
IRISH LAW (EU DIRECTIVE)
Under Irish Law all horses moving from one location to another must be accompanied by their passports. It is in your own interest to ensure this is the case. Failure to do so is an offence under Irish Law and is liable on summary conviction to result in a fine up to €3000. All passports must be registered with the name of the current owner.
Embryo Transfer; Where a foal is produced by this method the dams passport must bear a declaration dated, stamped and signed by the stallion owner (or accredited practitioner where AI is involved) stating the date on which the dam was last covered (or inseminated) and the name of the covering stallion.
Important Notice - Horse-riding is a dangerous sport and all competitors in Ridden Classes are strongly advised, for their own safety, to wear appropriate head gear which complies with up to date safety standards
ISA QUALIFIERS 2022
THE ISA & TINAHELY SHOW RED MILLS
TWO YEAR OLD GELDING CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE ISA & DUNGARVAN SHOW
THREE YEAR OLD FILLY CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE BANTRY SHOW SOCIETY
I.D FOAL MUNSTER CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE LIMERICK SHOW
LIMERICK LADY CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE ISA & IVERK SHOW
BROODMARE & FOAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
SHOW NUMBERS FOR CLASSES 1 TO 56 TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY AT THE ENTRIES HUT DOWN BY THE STABLE YARD GATE