ENTRIES WILL BE OPEN SOON. Enter via SJI Live. If you have any queries, please contact irishbreedersclassic@gmail.com

5 & 6-year-old Irish Breeders Classic Competition



The global entry fee per horse is €260, via SJI Live.  This fee does NOT include stabling, please contact info@barnadownshowjumping.ie for stabling.  ONSITE STABLING IS COMPULSORY.

Closing date is Monday, 28th August 2023 at 4pm. Please enter both qualifiers as draw via SJI live app.

Full entry fee is required at time of entry.  €150 will be refunded should a horse be withdrawn.

Refunds will only be given up to the Start List drawn.

Closing time will be strictly adhered to with a €50 supplement being charged on late entries.

All classes will be run as per SJI rules.

Horses must be registered with a studbook recognised by the Irish Department of Agriculture.

All horses must be born in Ireland and have documentation to prove so i.e. Dam, Sire and breeder must be documented in the passport. Breeders address must be in Ireland. Horses born in Ireland without documentation to prove this are ineligible.

All horses must remain on-site for the entire duration of the show.  Any horses leaving the show grounds without permission will be automatically eliminated.

The top 30 horses or all double clears, after two qualifying rounds, will proceed to the Grand Final with the remainder eligible for the Consolation Final.

In the event of a dispute video evidence will be viewed and allowed.

Qualifying rounds will consist of one round with a time allowed.  Article

In the event of an equality of faults, cumulative time and faults over 2 qualifying rounds will decide.


A rider may ride an unlimited amount of horses in the qualifiers.  For the Grand Final a rider may only ride a maximum of 2 horses between the two aged categories i.e. 2 five year olds or 2 six year olds or one of each.  Qualification is based on qualifier results.

Both finals will consist of 1 round and a jump-off in the event of more than one clear round. Article 238.2.2

This class is open to riders of any nation. 

Prize fund breakdown for 5- & 6-year old Irish Breeders Classic CompetitionOVERALL PRIZE FUND IS €46,000.

Grand Final Prize Money

1st to 10th place – €32,000.00

Breakdown of Prize Money less SJI Levies of 5%

1st place – €10,133.00

2nd place – €6,755.00

3rd place – €4,504.00

4th place – €3,003.00

5th place – €1,997.00

6th place – €1,334.00

7th place – €1,109.00

8th place – €739.00

9th place – €493.00

10th place – €328.00

11th to 30th place in the Grand Final will share €4,000 which will be distributed equally

Breakdown of Prize Money less SJI Levies of 5%

11th place to 30th place – €200 each

€5,000 will be allocated to the Breeders of the top 6 placed horses in the Grand Final.

Kindly sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland.

The Tom O’Dwyer Horsemanship prize will be presented to the best produced and ridden horse in the Grand Final.

Consolation Final – €5,000.00

Breakdown of Prize Money less SJI Levies of 5%

1st place – €1,583.00

2nd place – €1,056.00

3rd place – €704.00

4th place – €469.00

5th place – €390.00

6th place – €259.00

7th place – €173.00

8th place – €116.00

€5,000 of the above prize fund may be awarded in the form of equestrian supplies vouchers.

Approximate fence height

5 y.o’s qualifiers = 1.15m. – 1.20m

5 y.o’s finals = 1.20m. – 1.25m

6 y.o’s qualifiers = 1.20m. – 1.25m

6 y.o’s finals = 1.25m. – 1.30m

2022 Winners of Irish Breeders Classic 5/6 yo FInal.

2022 Irish Breeders Classic winner Laurina and  Leah Stack owned by  Dr Noel Cawley. Also pictured Lisa Cawley and Greg Broderick.