Archive for January 30, 2014

Equestrian Social Media Awards – The Final!


Millstreet Horse Show are delighted to have made the final list of nominees in the 2014 Equestrian Social Media Awards.

Established in December 2010, the Equestrian Social Media Awards (ESMAs) bring together the global equestrian community through social media. Millstreet is nominated in Category 9: Best use of social media by an Event/competition.
With over 6,000 fans on Facebook, a growing collection of video material on YouTube and an active presence on Twitter, Millstreet Horse Show continues to embrace the social media community; from keeping users up to date with developments at the Green Glens Arena to publishing videos from the archives and posting live updates during each show. In 2013 we expanded our online coverage to include live video streaming from the Main Arena during our CSI*** show in August and with a record three international shows coming up this year, (including the European Pony Championships) we aim to bring our social media activity to the next level.
Millstreet’s website and social media activity are co-ordinated by Tadhg Ryan (Media Manager, Millstreet Horse Show). “It is great to see Millstreet nominated alongside some of the biggest equestrian events in the world. Our online activity on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube is continuing to develop and I must thank our growing community of followers and supporters who have played a major part in this.”
Voting for the awards is now open and will close at 4PM on Friday 7th February. The winners will be announced on 24th February.
Please visit Equestrian Social Media Awards and vote for “Millstreet Horse Show” in Category 9!

2014 Welcome Tour

2014_Millstreet WelcomeTour

We are pleased to launch the provisional timetable for the 2014 Millstreet Welcome Tour.

Over 130 classes are scheduled to take place between 10th – 13th April and 17th – 20th April. Last year’s inaugural running proved to be very popular amongst competitors and the opportunity to compete in a wide number of classes across five all-weather arenas is likely to attract a strong entry.

The second weekend of the tour will incorporate a CSI* International and there has already been a lot of interest from abroad.

Once again, there will be a number of qualification opportunities across the Welcome Tour including places in the Millstreet Ruby (5YO) and Boomerang (6YO) finals. A special bonus of €1,000 is on offer for any horse/rider combination that finish in the top five of the 1.30-1.35m Final on Sunday 13th April and go on to finish in the top 5 in the CSI1* Gold Tour Grand Prix the following Sunday.

As in 2013, a number of entry packages are available. Entries will open during the week commencing 24th February and the provisional timetable together with further information on the Tour is available here.