Some of the world’s top riders have been confirmed for next week’s Sema Lease Camphire International Horse Trials and Country Fair which run from this Friday 27th to Sunday, 29th July, on the picturesque setting of Camphire Estate on the banks of the Blackwater in lovely West Waterford.
This year’s winner of the prestigious Badminton International Jonelle Price of New Zealand has confirmed along with her international colleague and former Olympic Gold Medal winner Blyth Tait who has won a total of four Olympic medals in his illustrious career. In total over 300 horses have been entered with over 30 entered for the highlight of the weekend – The Sema Lease CC1 3* International Class.
Riders from Nine nations including GB, USA, Brazil, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Norway, China and Ireland will be in action over the weekend in seven International Classes as well classes for 4 and 5 year old young horses and amateur riders.
Irish riders competing at Camphire include Sam Watson, Sarah Ennis, Padraigh McCarthy and Michael Ryan.
Camphire is much more than Horses and International competitions in Dressage, Cross Country and Show-jumping with added attractions of – Country Fair, Shopping Village, Gain Dog Show in aid of Irish Guide Dogs , Birds of Prey Display and Family Fun Area.
Camphire Estate is just 10 minutes from Cappoquin, Lismore and Tallow and less than an hour from Waterford and Cork. Blackwater Eco Tours will also be running a Ferry Service from Villierstown as well as River Tours from the Camphire Pontoon. See www.blackwaterecotours.ie for more.
Admission to Camphire is just €10 per car on Friday and €15 per car on Saturday and Sunday. See www.camphirehorsetrials.ie for more.