Horse Classes

Judging begins at 10 am Sharp. Closing Date for Entries –23rd AUGUST 2019
It is advisable that exhibitors have their own insurance
All first prize winners Debarred   
All horses aged 12 months and over must have mouthpieces.   

All other classes Entry Fee €12    Prize Money 1st €90, 2nd €55, 3rd €40 A 4th prize of €25 will be paid if there are more than eight entries in the class.

Please note late entry fee €15



Identification Passports for animals seeking qualification must be produced in class and in final.

Class 01 - Barren or Maiden Mare, three year old or upwards calculated to produce a hunter (Thoroughbred excluded) - Nielie O Sullivan Memoril cup - Sponsored By: Seán Cooney, Botanica Products
Class 02 - Light Weight Brood Mare with foal at foot - Sponsored By: Droumleigh Construction, Bantry
Class 03 - Heavy Weight Brood Mare with foal at foot - Sponsored By: Allied Irish Bank, Bantry
Class 04 - Irish Draught Mare, confined to I.D. Class 1 & Class 2 mares in foal or with foal at foot - Diarmuid Dineen Memorial Cup
Class 05 - Colt or Filly Foal  - progeny of mares entered in classes 2 & 3
Class 06 - Irish Draught Foal, Colt or Filly (out of ID Class 1 or Class 2 sire) sire to be named Qualifier for IrishDraught Colt & Filly Foal Championship.
Final Ballinasloe Show – Saturday 22nd  September 2019.
Class 07 - Thoroughbred Brood Mare with Weatherby Passport to be produced prior to judging - Mary Leahy Memorial Cup
Class 7A - Thoroughbred Foal - Progency of Mare in Class 7

Champion Brood Mare - Ted Mc Sweeney Cup

CLASSES 2, 3, 4, 7

Champion Foal - Joe O Sullivan Memorial Cup


Class 8 - Three Year Old Gelding or Filly, non Thoroughbred (Special Prize for best filly if not in first three)
Class 9 - Two Year Old Gelding or Filly non Thoroughbred - John Mc Carthy Trophy
Class 10 - Yearling Colt, Gelding or Filly, non thoroughbred

Class 11 - Yearling, Colt, Gelding or Filly (eligible for I.D. Class 1.) Sire to be named.
A fourth prize will be paid if there are more than eight entries

Class 12


Coloured Horse,Gelding or Filly, to be led

Class 13   Young Show Persons Class. Horse / Pony (over 148cm). OPen to persons 16years and over who have not attained their 24th birthday on show day.

 Champion Young Horse - Coppinger Family Memorial Cup

Young Horse Championship confined to 1st prize winners in classes 8,9,10 &11

Ridden Hunters

Class 14 - Heavy  Weight Hunter, Gelding or Mare 4 Years Old and Over, calculated to carry 13 stone 7 lbs. and  upwards
Class 15 - Middle Weight Hunter, Gelding or Mare 4 Years Old and Over, calculated to carry 12 stone 7 lbs to 13 stone  7 lbs
Class 16 - Light Weight Hunter, Gelding or Mare 4Years old and over, calculated to carry up to 12 stone 7 lbs

Class 17


Small Hunter, Gelding or Mare exceeding 154cms and not exceeding 160 cms

Class 18   Cob not exceeding 155cm. Sponsored by Marlene Rattigan
Class 19   Family Horse over 148cm confined to exhibitors who have not been placed 1st or 2nd in any show in 2019

Champion Hunter of the Show - Sponsored by J.J Crowleys Bar & Off lience - The Tina Murphy Cup

Open to 1st Class winners in Classes 14 to 18

 Champion €100      Reserve Champion €50

€2,000.  Irish Draught Foal Munster Championship.

Sponsored by: KWD Recycling &Bantry Show

Champion Colt - Christy Crowley Memorial Trophy

Champion Filly - Michael Moynihan Memorial Cup


Driving Classes
Entry Fee Є6    Entry on the Day        
Prize Money   1st €80  2nd €60 3rd €40

Class A - Open Driving judged on action, style, and general appearance
Class B - Intermediate driving.  Judged on turnout and performance
Class C - Cart Class

Bantry Show is run in accordance with Irish Shows Association Rules