All-Ireland Competition Rules 2021

Irish Shows Association 2021 All-Ireland Showing Series (Equine)

General Rules:

  1. For 2021, these competitions will be run on a direct entry basis.
  2. Entries must be submitted and paid online by the date specified and will not be accepted in any other format.
  3. No late entries will be accepted.
  4. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, numbers will be strictly limited to 15 entries per competition.
  5. Entries will close on the date specified in the competition description or when the maximum number of entries is reached. Once a class is full, potential exhibitors will be given the option to be added to a reserve list, which will be activated should one or more entry withdraw.
  6. Please present to the veterinary area as soon as possible upon arrival for checking of microchips and passports.
  7. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to ensure that your animal is eligible to compete. Refunds will not be issued on the grounds of ineligibility.
  8. Any exhibitor who makes a false declaration or misrepresents a fact regarding themselves or their exhibit are liable to disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prizes awarded.
  9. 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 the appeals procedure outlined below. Any abuse of judges or officials will be dealt with under the Irish Shows Association Disciplinary Procedures.
  10. Objections must be lodged in writing with the I.S.A. representative at the show within half an hour following the completion of judging, together with a fee of €50, which is refundable in the event of the objection being upheld.
  11. The Irish Shows Association Championship Levy of 5% will be deducted from all prize-money.
  12. These rules should be read in conjunction with the rules of the individual competition.
  13. All dates and venues are subject to change in response to alteration in Covid-19 regulations and public health advice

The FBD All-Ireland Young Stockperson Rules

  1. As Part of the registration process, competitors will be asked to upload a head shot, age, address, and information about the animal they are showing. By uploading a photograph, you are consenting to having this image and information published in the Irish Farmers Journal and/or on the Irish Shows Association website should you qualify for the final.
  2. Animals can be of any Beef breed, male, or female (pedigree or non-pedigree beef) and must be leading.
  3. The Competition is open to girls and boys, age on the 1st August will determine the class each exhibitor enters.
  4. Junior and Intermediate exhibitors will exhibit an animal male or female calf born between 1st December 2020 and 30th April 2021. Senior exhibitors can exhibit any beef animal born after 1st January 2020.
  5. Calf identity cards to be available for inspection on show day accompanied by a movement permit.
  6. Exhibitors may be asked for proof of age at the qualifier.
  7. The top five exhibitors per class will qualify for the final from each qualifying show.
  8. An adult may aid an exhibitor in the junior class if deemed necessary.
  9. Entries for all sections will close on Monday 26th July @ 8pm.
  10. All dates and venues are subject to change in response to alteration in Covid-19 regulations and public health advice