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Kilguilkey House voted Best 2* Event!

Kilguilkey House voted Best 2* Event (2014)!

Georgia Stubington (EI Chairperson) and Danny Dulohery

Danny and Michelle Dulohery are proud and honoured to have received the award for ‘Best 2* Event’ at the Eventing Ireland AGM last night.

Voted for in an online poll by the members of Eventing Ireland, the award acknowledges the significant effort the Dulohery family and Kilguilkey team have Read more »

Kilguilkey International Horse Trials 2014 – Provisional Timetable

Danny and Michelle Dulohery look forward to welcoming competitors, officials, owners and spectators from far and wide to Kilguilkey House International Horse Trials this weekend (21 – 22 June).

With over 200 entries, including 82 CIC* and CIC** competitors, the Co. Cork venue is set for a great weekend of fast-paced equestrian action. The CIC competitors will complete their Dressage and Show-jumping phases on Saturday before heading out on the Eric Winter designed Cross Country course on Sunday morning from 10am.

For the first time at Kilguilkey, the Cross Country action in the Pegus Horse Feed CIC** and Fernhill Sport Horses CIC* will be available to watch live on

Dressage times for all classes are available on the Eventing Ireland Website and we look forward to bringing you regular updates on our Facebook page and on across the weekend.

Kilguilkey House International 2014

Provisional Timetable

Friday 20 June 
Opening of Stables 14:00
Official Course Inspection 18:00
Saturday 21 June  
Declaration of Starters CIC 1*/ 2* from 07:00
Commencement of CIC 1*/ 2* Dressage 08:30
Declaration of Starters CNCP2* / EI100P Championship 12:00
Commencement of CNCP2* Dressage followed by EI100P Championship Dressage 13:30
Show Jumping CIC 2* 12:00
Show Jumping CIC 1* 14:00
Show Jumping Ponies CNCP2* followed by EI100P Championship 17:30
Welcome Party 19:30
Sunday 22 June
Cross Country CIC 1* / 2* 10:00
Cross Country CNCP2* 12:30
Prize Giving CIC 1* / 2* 16:00
National Classes Dressage 09:00
National Show Jumping 10:00
National Cross Country 14:30
Prize Giving CNCP2* 16:30
Prize Giving EI100P Championship 16:30
National Prize Giving  17:30

Saturday Declaration of Starters ALL Competitors for International CIC Classes MUST Hand In their Horse Passports Along With Their Medical Arm Bands from 07:00 when collecting their numbers.  

No Numbers Will Be Handed Out Without This.  

CNCP2* & EI100P Championship National Classes to collect numbers AFTER 12:00 – NOT before

Kilguilkey House International Horse Trials 2014

Kilguilkey International Horse Trials announces Sponsorship for International Classes

The organisers of Kilguilkey International Horse Trials are delighted to announce further details regarding this year’s event, taking place in Cecilstown, Mallow, Co. Cork from 21st – 22nd June.

In a new sponsorship agreement for 2014, the CIC2* class will be sponsored by Pegus Horse Feeds and the CIC1* class will be sponsored by Fernhill Sport Horses.  Full details of the prizes on offer for each class are listed below:


CIC 2*
Kindly sponsored by Pegus Horse Feeds

  • Prize Fund €3000
  • Stallion Nomination from  Scarteen Stud for ‘Newmarket Venture’ to owner of the highest placed mare.
  • Highest placed Rider throughout class (Multiple Rides) will also receive a Portable XC Fence.

CIC 1*
Kindly Sponsored By Fernhill Sport Horses
Fernhill Logo

  • Prize Fund €2000
  • Stallion Nomination from  Ballymureen Stud for ‘Olympic Lux’ to owner of the highest placed mare.
  • Highest placed Rider throughout class (Multiple Rides) will also receive a Portable XC Fence.

A CNCP2* class will run alongside International Classes throughout the weekend Dressage and SJ will take place on the Saturday and XC will follow the CIC1*.  Danny has been the Official XC Course Builder for the Pony Europeans working for International Designer Mike Etherington-Smith.  With the Europeans just a month away Kilguilkey International will play a key part in the final selection process.

Eric Winter Int’l Course Designer for Kilguilkey for the 2nd year has already set out the tracks.  This year there a number of new fences on both tracks, old fashioned type, big, bold with plenty of gallop.  Show Jumping this year will take place on the grass rather than the sand offering more room and scope for Tony Hurley (SJI) to build.

National Classes will run on the Sunday.  We are once again delighted to host the Hyde Equine CNCP1* Championships Final and it is great to see many of last year’s riders from this class now progress to CNCP2*. All EI 100 and EI90 classes will also run on the Sunday.  Once again a XC Fence will be awarded as an additional prize to the highest placed rider throughout the National Classes open to both Junior and senior riders.

We really hope to improve on last years event and with the fabulous support and enthusiasm from our Sponsors, Eventing Ireland and competitors, we already feel we’re heading in the right direction.


Applications/entries for Kilguilkey House International can be made online by clicking here

General information about international applications/entries can be found by clicking here

Please note, the national class entries close on Tuesday 17 June at noon.

Irish Sport Horse Studbook Eventing Series

Kilguilkey are pleased to announce that the Eventing Ireland Horse Trials on 25th August will include qualifying classes for the inaugural Irish Sport Horse Studbook Eventing Series.

Qualifiers will take place at the following venues:
June 30: Ballinamona (MR) 4 Year-olds
July 7: Killossery Lodge (NL) 4, 5 and 6 Year-Olds
July 14: Ballindenisk (MR) 5 and 6 Year-Olds
July 20: Ravensdale Lodge (NL) 4, 5 and 6 Year-Olds
July 27: Tullymurry (NR) 5 and 6 Year-Olds
August 18: Annaharvey (SL) 4, 5 and 6 Year-Olds
August 25: Kilguilkey House (MR) 5 and 6 Year-Olds
September 15: Grove/Final (MR) 4, 5 and 6 Year-Olds

The 4yo qualifiers will take place at over the intro course at four events with the top three scores counting.  The 5yo and 6yo qualifiers will run over the pre-novice and novice courses respectively and the top six combinations points will count towards the overall league winners.

Horse Sport Ireland is providing nearly €20,000 in prize money for these new classes, which also include prizes for Owners and Breeders.

Further information will be available later in the season.

Hunter Trials CANCELLED

Please note that the Hunter Trials due to take place on Sunday 14th April 2013 have been cancelled due to heavy rainfall. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

The Eventing Ireland competition on April 28th is scheduled to go ahead as normal. Please pray for some fine Spring weather!

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