Portmore to host TRI Summer Tour opener

Sunday, May 1, will be a date for every SJI Ulster Region horse rider to look forward to as the 2016 TRI Equestrian Summer Tour will commence.

The 2016 TRI Equestrian Summer Tour will commence on May 1
The 2016 TRI Equestrian Summer Tour will commence on May 1

Covering classes 1m to 1.35m, the summer tour is designed to encourage the development of horses and riders so they can fulfil their potential and at the top level get them ready to move up to National Grand Prix level in the future.

Speaking on behalf of the region, chairperson Janet Currie said she is “very pleased to welcome TRI Equestrian on board for the Ulster Region Summer Tour 2016”.

Commencing on May 1 at Portmore Equestrian Centre and running throughout the region with legs at both centres and agricultural shows, competitors in the TRI Equestrian Summer Tour will have the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of some of the best shows in the Ulster Region.

The Final is scheduled to be held on September 3 taking place in Balmoral Park, Lisburn.

Creating the perfect backdrop to the 2016 Tour, Balmoral Park provides the opportunity for our home grown talent to jump on what is regarded as one of the best grass surfaces in Europe.

Venues and dates:

Portmore - 1st May; Cavan - 13th–15th May; Causeway Coast Show Jumpers - 29th May; Meadows Equestrian Centre - 3rd–5th June; Banbridge - 11th June; Enniskillen - 18th June; Kernans - 19th June; Mid Antrim - 25th June; Omagh - 1st-2nd July; Portmore - 9th–10th July; Cavan - 15th–17th July; Antrim Agricultural - 23rd July; Clogher - 27th July; County Londonderry Agricultural - 30th July; Mackenzies - 6th August; Connell Hill - 13th August; Meadows - 18th-21st August; Cavan - 26th – 28th August; Final - Balmoral Park - 3rd September.