The Munster region of Showjumping Ireland has announced details of an exciting new competition, which will take place at up to 20 venues across Munster in the coming months.
The FBD-sponsored Speed Series will feature a lucrative €20,000 prize-fund and will run in the main arena of selected shows immediately prior to each round of the Connolly's Red Mills Munster Grand Prix League.
Jumped as a two-phase competition over a course of fences set at 1.20m, the FBD Speed Series will see €1,000 on offer at each venue. Combined with the Munster Grand Prix League, this will give owners and riders a substantial increase in prize-money.
James McInerney, Equine Development Specialist at FBD Insurance, said: "We recognise the importance of competitions like the FBD Speed Series to horse owners and riders, as a stepping stone to the future success of the Irish Sport Horse."
Chairperson of the Munster Show Jumping fundraising committee, Gerard Murphy added: "Along with a €1,000 prize fund at each venue, another very important factor is that the FBD Speed Series will be pre-entry only.
"This will give riders, owners and spectators a much more accurate start and finish time for this competition and for the Connolly's Red Mills Munster Grand Prix League which follows," said Mr Murphy.
Details of the remaining dates and venues for the FBD Speed Series will be available on the Showjumping Ireland website www.sji.ie and also on www.jumpingnews.com