The 183rd Ballinasloe Horse and Agricultural Show, one of the longest running agricultural shows in Ireland, is set to return to the Ballinasloe Showgrounds this weekend, commencing at 9 am on Sunday (25th).
The show makes a welcome return following two years of Covid-19 lockdowns and will feature classes for in-hand and ridden horses and ponies, cattle, sheep, a dog show and many others.
There will be five All-Ireland Championships to be decided on the day: Connemara three-year-old Filly and Mare of the Future; The Irish Draught Colt Foal Championship Final; The Irish Draught Filly Foal Championship Final; All-Ireland Champion Donkey Final; and the All-Ireland Native Breed Dog Championship.
Among the other highlights of the Horse and Pony sections are the Pat Kelly Cup for Champion Pony of the Show, the Fred Kilmartin Memorial Cup for Ridden Ponies, and The Raheen Cup for the Champion Ridden Hunter.
There will also be classes in Cattle including the €750 Breeder’s Choice Continental 4 and 5 star Breeding Heifer, Champion Bullock, Heifer and Calf, Best in Show, and Best Young Stock Person.
The Sheep section will feature a special competition for Galway Sheep Breeders.
The Dog Show is expected to be hugely popular once again this year with an array of prizes on offer.
For more information, visit www.ballinasloeshow.ie or find Ballinasloe Show on Facebook.