Horse Sport Ireland and ShowjumpingIreland have announced the rescheduled dates and venues for the 2020 HSI Premier Series which carries a prize fund of just over €53,000.
It was confirmed at the start of June that the HSI Premier Series would resume following the lifting of restrictions due to Covid-19 and competitions will take place behind closed doors with strict protocols in place to ensure public safety.The HSI Premier Series, which is the highest level of National Show Jumping in Ireland, will kick off on July 19th at Barnadown in Co Wexford. This will be followed by rounds at Mullingar (August 2nd), National Balmoral (August 16th) and Portmore Co Antrim (September 6th).
Speaking after the announcement was made, Showjumping Ireland Chairman Eamon Rice was keen to thank Horse Sport Ireland for their sponsorship of the full Premier Series prize fund and said:"We cannot stress how appreciative we are to Horse Sport Ireland who have committed to sponsoring the full prize fund of this year's HSI Premier Series. Obviously this year our own income in SJI has been decimated by the Covid-19 crisis and this sponsorship by HSI is a real lifeline for our industry."