SJI Events this July in Mullingar

  • Saturday July 1st/8th/15th/22nd & 29th – Horse /Pony League plus Rising Stars qualifiers**
  • Sat July 15th /Sun July 16th – Mullingar Summer Pony Festival
  • Friday Aug 4th to 6th -Plusvital Summer Horse Championships

Join us each Saturday from 24 June to 29 July, and earn your spot at the Rising Stars Young Horse Final in Mullingar on 4-6 August. Horse/Rider combinations must attend 1 rising star qualifier to be eligible to compete on 4 August. Enter by 4.00 pm each Friday on

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Mullingar Equestrian 2023 'Rising Stars' Series

Mullingar Rising Stars Young Horse Series 2023 is a new initiative driven by the MEC team for our younger horses

  • The Rising Stars is a series for 4, 5 and 6/7 year old horses which will allow producers to develop their young horses in a less intense environment, affording them more time to reach their full potential.
  • 20 qualifiers at Mullingar & various venues around the country, with the finals, incorporating a prize fund of €12,000, held at Mullingar on 4-6 August.
  • Our thanks to Gerry Mullins and Jimmy Doyle, both great supporters of Irish equestrian sport, for their generous sponsorship of the series and we look forward to announcing a new sponsor of the live-streaming element of the series in the near future.
  • A horse/rider combination must compete in at least 1 Rising Star qualifier (See show qualifier dates) in order to be eligible to compete at the finals in Mullingar  on 4-6 August.
  • There will be further preliminary qualifiers at the finals where the top 30 horses (5YO & 6/7YO) will go through for the  finals on Sunday, and the top 25 4YO will qualify from Friday for Saturdays finals
  • A rider may ride a maximum of 3 horses in the preliminary finals in each category
  • No substitutions will be allowed
  • The Series is open to all SJI registered members/horses with the following exceptions
    • Horses competing at ISH Studbook Series where they have featured in the Finals at each leg,
    • Horses qualified for the 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 Yr Old Classes at the RDS, or
    • Horses competing at National GP level
  • are not eligible to compete at the finals in August, but are welcome to compete at the qualifiers
  • The show organisers reserve the right to alter the rules as deemed necessary