IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OWNERS INVOLVED IN SHOWING ANIMALS AT SHOWS
EXHIBITORS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
The Irish Shows Association would advise all Animal owners who have their Animals Insured to have the Insurance cover extended to cover them while showing Animals at Shows, it may cost very little or nothing at all depending on who you have Insurance with. The reason for giving this advice is that if your animal were to injure someone or damage 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, and could end up paying all, or part of any Court Award or settlement reached. Horse-riding is a dangerous sport and all competitors in Ridden Classes are strongly advised, for their own safety, to wear appropriate head gear that complies with up to date safety standards.
MOVEMENT OF ANIMALS 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.
PREMISES REGISTRATION; As from 1 May 2012, any premises (which includes shows, fairs and markets) where horses or other equines are gathered must be registered with the Department. Owners/persons in charge of such gatherings are required to submit a completed application form for registration and to keep records of movements on/off their premises. (This rule does not apply in Northern Ireland) Records must be retained for at least 3 years as they may be required by the Department for the purposes of tracing disease.
Records required are: The name and address of the owner/person in charge of the premises from which the equine came
- Premises registration number from which the equine came
- Passport number/UEL number of the animal
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.
Any further information on the requirements for moving horses and equines to shows will be provided on the Department’s website at: http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/animalidentificationmovement
DISCIPLINE AT ISA AFFILIATED SHOWS
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.
Complaints of misconduct against an Exhibitor or other participant at a Member Show shall be investigated and adjudicated upon by a subcommittee appointed by the Irish Shows Association. The said subcommittee shall consist of three members of the board of the Irish Shows Association and shall be known as the Disciplinary Committee. The Disciplinary Committee shall seek to ensure the existence of consistent, effective, fair and transparent complaint procedures and shall act in accordance with natural and constitutional justice.
A complaint of misconduct/inappropriate behaviour against an Exhibitor or other participant in a Member Show shall be made in writing and delivered to the Secretary of the relevant Member Show within 72 hours.
A copy of the complaint shall be sent by the Secretary of the Member Show to the National Secretary of the ISA. A copy of the complaint will be sent by the National Secretary to the person or persons against whom the complaint is made. A person or persons against whom a written complaint is made shall have a period of 14 working days from the date of receipt of the claim to reply to the said complaint; such reply shall be made in writing.
Both parties shall state whether an oral hearing of the complaint is sought. The Disciplinary Committee shall be entitled to hold an oral hearing in regard to the complaint whether or not sought.
The Disciplinary Committee shall decide in each case whether to hold such an oral hearing in respect of the complaint, or any part thereof and there shall be no appeal from such decision of the Disciplinary Committee.
The Disciplinary Committee shall, at any time, seek further information from either party. In the event of either party refusing or failing to provide such further information within the time specified by the Disciplinary Committee, the Committee shall be entitled to make a decision on the complaint and/or to hold an oral hearing of the complaint in the absence of a copy of such further information being received by the Disciplinary Committee from either party.
The Disciplinary Committee shall be entitled to reject a complaint where, in the opinion of the Committee, it finds there is no basis for it.
In the event of a first incident of inappropriate/unacceptable behaviour being deemed to be proved against the offender, the Disciplinary Committee shall issue a written warning to the offender. In the event of any subsequent incident, the Disciplinary Committee shall be entitled to impose sanctions on the offender, including a prohibition on such offender participating in any of the events/activities at any Member Show of the ISA, provided always that in the event of a first incident of inappropriate/unacceptable behaviour being deemed by the Disciplinary Committee to constitute gross misbehaviour. The Disciplinary Committee shall be entitled to impose such sanctions on the offender as it deems appropriate, including the prohibition on such offender from participating in any of the events/activities of any Member Show of the ISA.
The decision of the Disciplinary Committee shall be final.
CLONMEL SHOW HAS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFIERS IN 2023
TATTERSALLS IRELAND AND TREO EILE SPSQ RACEHORSE TO RIDING QUALIFIER
THE ISA/TINAHELY SHOW RED MILLS TWO YEAR OLD GELDING CHAMPIONSHIP
THE ISA/BANTRY SHOW I.D FOAL MUNSTER CHAMPIONSHIP
THE ISA/LIMERICK SHOW LIMERICK LADY CHAMPIONSHIP
THE ISA/BANNOW & RATHDANGAN SHOW GALWAY CRYSTAL THREE YEAR OLD HORSE ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP
THE ISA/CLARECASTLE SHOW COLT ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP
THE ISA/DUNGARVAN SHOW THREE YEAR OLD FILLY ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP
NOTICES OF INTEREST TO ISA CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS WITH REGARD TO OUR ISA QUALIFIERS .
Eligibility of Shows to host Qualifiers
Shows wishing to participate in the Championships and be eligible to hold qualifiers must:
Have collected the Championship Fund (currently 5%) from Horse, Pony, Cattle, Sheep & Goat class prize money for the previous year and forwarded the amount so collected, in full, to the Irish Shows Association within the stipulated period of not more than 30 days from the date of the show. Alternative methods of meeting this obligation are not acceptable. Any show or competitor in breach of the rules set out will be disqualified from participating or competing in these Championships.
Undertake to ensure the correct collection and return of qualifier cards and entry fees.
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.
Responsibility of Shows holding Qualifying Rounds:
Selected Shows should hold a separate class for each qualifier from which the highest placed animals will qualify.
Shows must ensure that the qualifiers are held strictly in accordance with the relevant rules.
No other sponsor may be involved in qualifying classes.
Shows may charge a set entry fee for each qualifying class. The I.S.A. will award a rosette to the successful exhibit(s) on appearance at the final.
No show hosting a Championship Final may hold a qualifying class for that championship on the day of the final other than by agreement with the Irish Shows Association.
Shows who hold qualifiers for Horses, Ponies, Cattle, Sheep & Goats may ask exhibitors to enter the exhibit in at least one other class at their show on the day. Shows should not undertake to host a qualifier unless they have an equivalent class.
Where shows debar class winners from further competitions, this rule must not be applied to qualifiers.
Animals qualified for finals are not eligible to enter in any other show class at the show where the final is held, other than a qualifying class for another championship.
Shows should appoint competent, well-briefed 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.
On completion of judging, Stewards must inform the successful competitors to visit the Secretary's Office at the show within one hour and complete the necessary paperwork and pay for entry to the final.
The show must appoint a well-briefed officer who will be available at the Secretary's Office to assist exhibitors to complete the entry cards for participation in the final and collect the entry fee.
Show Secretaries must forward completed result cards, together with appropriate fees to the Irish Shows Association within three days following the holding of the show.
NB. Shows must return results card marked "No Entry" for any or all of the events for which no animal (or exhibit) has been selected.
Exhibitors accept that the Judge's decision is final in all cases.
Any abuse of Judges will not be tolerated. Where a dispute or case for complaint arises, the matter should only be dealt with under 8 below.
Exhibitors should be familiar with the Irish Shows Association Disciplinary Policy as published on our website and annual guidebook.
Winners of Qualifiers are themselves responsible for entering their qualifiers (or exhibits) for the final in accordance with the rules 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 the competition as may be necessary where appropriate.
Shows and competitors must contact the ISA for details of any championships and not the sponsor involved.
Objections must be lodged in writing with the I.S.A. representative at the show and the Show Secretary within half an hour following the completion of judging, together with a fee of €50, 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 or their exhibit is liable to disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prizes awarded.
Where shows are paying out prizes, a deduction of 5% of the prize money will be collected by the show and forwarded to the I.S.A. within 30 days of the Final.
Championship finals must start not later than 2pm on the day of the show and the advertised time must be adhered to as far as possible. If necessary, other show classes should be either postponed or relocated to allow for this.
Shows should cooperate with ISA personnel and judges appointed to officiate at finals.
Selection of judges for All-Ireland championships should be handled by the relevant sub-committee of the board of the ISA.
Clonmel Show reserve the right to cancel any classes with 3 entries or less.
HORSE & PONY NUMBERS ARE TO BE COLLECTED AT THE STABLE YARD GATE HUT.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR HORSES AND PONIES IS 30/06/2024
NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN SO PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ENTER ON TIME.
Photography/Filming in Progress
Please note that Filming/Photography takes place at Clonmel Show for promotional and archival purposes.
If you would prefer not to be filmed or photographed please let Staff know in Secretary's Office or email email@example.com