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June 14, 2012

Punchestown Launch Summer Show Jumping League

Showjumping at Punchestown A total of eight shows will take place on a weekly basis in the all-weather arenas at the Kildare venue. At present the schedule of classes caters for horses only with the 80cms class getting underway from 10am. The final of the Punchestown Summer Show Jumping League will take place on Tuesday 28th August.

Joining the Punchestown team will be official course builder Tom Holden (INT) and official judge Maureen Bagnall.

Commenting on the announcement international show jumper Nicola Fitzgibbon said “I’m delighted that there will be another great jumping venue for horses in Leinster this summer. I’m really looking forward to jumping the Tom Holden designed courses”.
Tom Holden International Course Builder commented on the launch of the league by saying “It’s great to see Punchestown on the summer show jumping calendar. I am very much looking forward to being involved with the Summer League there. The facilities and location are ideal and I have no doubt it will be a very popular venue”.

Janet Creighton, Punchestown Show Jumping Co-Ordinator said “The facilities here at Punchestown are ideal for a league. We have two lovely all-weather arenas and we are in an ideal location just minutes from the M7. We have wanted to make this part of our summer programme for a long time and this year we have the opportunity to do so. We look forward to welcoming the show jumping industry back to Punchestown.”

Punchestown Summer Show Jumping League Dates:

• Tuesday 3rd July
• Tuesday 10th July
• Tuesday 17th July
• Tuesday 24th July
• Tuesday 31st July
• Tuesday 7th August
• Tuesday 21st August
• Tuesday 28th August

*Please note that there will be no show on Tuesday 14th August as it is Dublin Horse Show Week.

• 80cms
• 90cms
• 1m
• 1.10cms
• 1.20cms
• 1.30cms

Classes start at 10pm sharp.

Entries cost €20 per entry and €10 thereafter for same horse/rider combination.