Showing Ireland, the new Association for Show Horses in Ireland has launched the Connolly’s RED MILLS Champion of Champions, which will take place at Tattersalls Show on Sunday 22nd July.

The Champion, Reserve Champion and highest placed 4yo from a series of eight summers shows from across the country will qualify to compete in the main arena at Tattersalls Show, where the winner will be crowned the Connolly’s RED MILLS Supreme Champion of Champions.
The aim of the series is to promote the Irish Show Horse and safe guard showing classes and support the Agricultural Shows across the country.

Speaking at the launch Angus McDonnell, Chairman of the Showing Ireland said; “We’re really excited about this initiative, we produce some of the best horses here in Ireland and the Connolly’s RED MILLS Champion of Champions Series will create a platform to showcase the quality horses and talented riders and producers that we have here. We want to encourage more people to participate and highlight the showring as a producer of future performances horses.”

Jane Davis, Equine Brand Manager, Connolly’s RED MILLS said; “This is a really exciting initiative and one the I believe will become extremely popular. The Irish summer show season is steeped in tradition and is at the heart of rural Ireland.

There is huge skill and horsemanship involved in producing a show horse and good ring craft is a real art.  The RED MILLS Champion of Champions will shine a light on the sport and it is an opportunity to encourage more people to participate and to learn from the many talented riders and producers that can be seen competing across the country throughout the season.

The final at Tattersalls Show in July is going to be a great occasion. Like all disciplines, nutrition plays a key role in producing horses for the showring and we’re looking forward to getting to meet many of the competitors and showcasing our products and services.”


Ronan Murphy, CEO of Horse Sport Ireland said; “I would like to congratulate Showing Ireland on putting together the new Connolly’s RED MILLS Champion of Champions, which I am sure will prove a huge success at shows across the country. The eight qualifying rounds take place at some of Ireland’s longest-running agricultural shows and most popular showing venues.  Having the final at Tattersalls will provide a perfect platform to showcase the finalists and we wish all those taking part the very best of luck.”
List of qualifying shows:
Athenry, Sunday 27th May 2018
Ballivor, Sunday 10th June 2018
Ballymena, Saturday 16th June 2018
Gorey, Saturday 16th June 2018
Charleville, Saturday & Sunday 23rd & 24th June 2018
Clonmel, Sunday 1st July 2018
Adamstown, Saturday 7th July 2018
Bannow and Rathangan, Thursday 12th July 2018