Horse Classes


Horse Classes 2023

Judging commences at 11am sharp on Sunday May 7th.
N.B. 5% of prize money will be deducted from all prize money in accordance with I.S.A. rules.

Classes with 2 or less entries may be cancelled.

Entry Fee €20 (correct fee to be included in entry) Entries received on or before that date will be entered into the draw for €50. Entry for classes can be made online or by post before April 28th. Full payment must be submitted with entry. Entries to secretary Markie Tarrant, Island of Geese, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Prizes €75, €40 & €25. Judging commences at 11am sharp.

N.B. Foals must be led.

Specific requirements horses and other equines:
Premises Registration: As and from May 1st 2012, any Premises where horses or other equines are gathered must be registered by the Department. Owners or persons in charge of such gatherings are required to submit a completed application form for registration and to keep records of movements on or off their premises. Records must be retained for at least 3 years as they may be required by the Department for the purpose of tracking disease.

Records required are:
1. The name and address of the owner or person in charge of the premises where the equine came from. 2. Premises registration number from which the equine came.
3. Passport number/UEL number of the animal.

It is important therefore that the show organisers should contact their local District Veterinary office in advance so that consideration can be given to compliance with the requirements listed above.
Any further information on the requirements for moving horses and equines to shows will be provided on the Departments website at

Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.


Horse riding is a dangerous sport and all competitors in Ridden classes are strongly advised for their own safety, to wear appropriate headgear which complies with up to date safety standards. Passports must be issued by approved passport Issuing Organisation (PIO) within the calendar year of birth (by 31st December in the year of birth) or within 6 months of birth (whichever is later).



  • All foals must be led.
  • All animals must have a PASSPORT, I.H.R. number and R.I.D. number.
  • Stewards & show committee must be obeyed at all times.
  • Exhibitors are requested to have adequate INSURANCE for all animals
  • Riders MUST wear helmets.
  • NO Stallions Allowed
** Please note **
All prize monies will be paid out in the following two weeks after the Kingdom County Fair and NOT on the day of the Fair.

Kingdom County Fair 2023 RING 1 IN-HAND CLASSES

Class 1 – I.H.R Yearling Colt/ Gelding

Class 2 – I.H.R Yearling Filly

Class 3 – I.H.R 2yr old Colt/ Gelding

Class 4 – I.H.R 2yr old Filly

Class 5 – I.H.R 3yr old Colt / Gelding

Class 6 – I.H.R 3yr old Filly

Class 7 – Irish Cob (Feathered Traditional Type, 3yr old or over. No Stallions)

Class 8 – I.H.R Brood mare (Certified in Foal, or having foal at foot, likely to produce a Performance Horse)

Class 9 – I.H.R Barren or Maiden mare, 3yr old or over, likely to produce a Performance Horse

Class 10 – I.H.R Lightweight Brood mare – In Foal or having foal at foot

** Champion mare of the show. To be Confined to 1st & 2nd placed animals in classes 8 – 10.

Class 11 – I.H.R Best Colt foal (to be led)

Class 12 – I.H.R Best Filly foal (to be led)


Class 13 – HeavyWeight Hunter, Gelding or mare, 4yr old or over.

Class 14 – MiddleWeight Hunter, Gelding or mare, 4yr old or over.

Class 15 – LightWeight Hunter, Gelding or mare, 4yr old or over.

Class 16 – Small Hunter, Gelding or mare, exceeding 154cms but not exceeding 160cms.

Class 17 – Ridden Coloured horse, Gelding or mare, 4yr old or over.

Class 18 – Ridden Cob, Gelding or mare, 4yr old or over, Not exceeding 158cms.

Class 19 -Open Side Saddle. Gelding or mare, 4yr old or over.

Class 20 – Champion Ridden Horse of the show. Confined to 1st & 2nd placed animals in classes 13- 19

The Irish Shows Association would advise all animal owners who have animals insured to have it extended to cover them while showing. This is in order to protect themselves in the event of an animal injuring someone or damaging someone’s property. If that were to happen and it is established that the animal was out of control at the time, they may be held responsible or partly so, for any injury or damage caused and may end up paying all or part of any settlement reached.

Horse Showing classes entry form: