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The HAI is the national body, which coordinates and promotes hunting with hounds. It comprises six constituent and autonomous bodies, which represent and control the six hunting disciplines active in Ireland.

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Dick Chapman Huntsman Stonehall Harriers with hounds also Michael O\'Shaughnessy MH, PJ Dore ,Judges Kate Jarvey MFH, Dickie Power with event organizer Tom Geary MH

Dick Chapman Huntsman Stonehall Harriers with hounds also Michael O\'Shaughnessy MH, PJ Dore ,Judges Kate Jarvey MFH, Dickie Power with event organizer Tom Geary MH

Harrier Show Stradbally 2015

National IMHA Harrier Show Championships

At IMFHA Show at Strandbally, Co Laois on Sunday 5th July 2015.

Over 1,500 Euro in prizes & Trophies
Plus:- the Geary Perpetual Cup to the All Ireland Harrier Champion the IMHA Perpetual Cup to the National HAI Hound Champion
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Show shall be divided into two Sections.
FOXHOUNDS SECTION: Starting @ 11 am

Class 1: Unentered Dog (whelped after Jan. 1st 2014)
Class 2: Unentered Bitch (whelped after Jan. 1st 2014)
Class 3: Senior Dog
Class 4: Senior Bitch
Class 5: Best Couple (Senior or Unentered)
Class 6: Championship (1st prize winners from classes 1,2,3,4)

Eligibility:
Confined to Foxhounds which are the property of Registered Harrier Hunts affiliated to the HAI.
————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Section Two of NATIONAL HARRIER SHOW CHAMPIONSHIP. Starting @ 2pm
Eligibility.
Confined to Harrier Hounds which are the property of Registered Hunt Clubs affiliated to the HAI.

Class 8: Unentered Dog (whelped after Jan. 1st 2014)
Class 9: Unentered Bitch (whelped after Jan. 1st 2014)
Class 10: Senior Dog
Class 11: Senior Bitch
Class 12: Best Couple. (entered or unentered)
Class 13: Veteran/Retired Class (dogs or bithces)
Class 14: Harriers Championship (1st prize winners from classes 8,9,10,11,13)

List of rules.

1. The showing of hounds in the Harriers Section shall be on lead. White Coats, (preferable)

2. The showing of hounds in the Foxhound Section shall be off lead, (preferable). Hunt dress / White Coats.

3. Judges who shall stand in the centre of the ring observing the hounds.

4. In the event of large entry, hounds may be divided into appropriate numbers to facilitate judging.

5. The Judges shall select the prize-winners and instruct them to stand at the centre of the ring.

6. The Judges shall then position the prize-winners in order of preference, 1 to 6 and when happy with selection invite the stewards to take the names of the hounds, handlers and clubs. (Judges decision final

7. No responsibility will be accepted for injury or death of a hound or damage caused by a hound at show.

Entries:-
Foxhound Section: Per Class 2 entries per Hunt Club. Six prize winners in every class.
Harrier Section: Per Class 3 entries per Hunt Club. Six prize winners in every class.

There shall be a fee of €5 for all entries (max €50 per Club) taken on the day.
Enquiries: Tom Geary, Hon Sec IMHA, Ballymacoda, Co Cork. Mob: 085 174 3839; E-mail gearyt@eircom.net; David Burkie, Grallagh, Aille Cross, Loughrea, Co Galway. Mob: 0879036530

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Tattersalls International Horse Trials '15

EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR HAI MEMBERS 2015
To celebrate the 10th running of the Tattersalls International Horse Trials and country Fair running from the 27th 31st May 2015 we are delighted to offer Two Tickets for the Price of One to HAI Members.
To avail of this offer simply logon to www.tattshorsetrials.ie and put in the following Promocode – TATTSCAI15 Tattersalls are also delighted to welcome the Goldburn Beagles Hunt on Saturday 30th at 1.00pm in the main arena and the Scarteen Hunt will parade on Sunday 31st May at 3.00pm.
The Hunting Association Of Ireland will have a stand in our tented Village where you can meet some hound puppies and learn how to blow a hunting horn!
There will be plenty of entertainment for everyone with Live Music all weekend in the Wright Venue Bar. The kids will be well entertained with free pony rides, a funfair, our Free TAYTO toddler zone and why not bring the pooch and enter in one of our novelty dog competitions! Kids Under 12 are FREE.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Mr. David Burke MH, Chairman of the HAI, Mr Dickie Power PRO, Imelda O'Donnell MH. Hon Sec HAI, and John Horan Treasurer

Mr. David Burke MH, Chairman of the HAI, Mr Dickie Power PRO, Imelda O'Donnell MH. Hon Sec HAI, and John Horan Treasurer

HAI at the RDS

The HAI will be back with a stand at the RDS for 2015.
We are located next to the long bar for convenience.

We will have merchandise, car stickers, etc., and look forward to seeing you all there.

David Burke MH

David Burke MH

David Burke, New Chairman of HAI

The HAI are pleased to announce the election of Mr. David Burke MH as the new chairman of the HAI

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Hunt Directory

We are currently up-dating details on the directory section of the web-site
Hunt secretaries who wish to have their listing of personelle etc for the coming season up-dated should forward detais to hunting@hai.ie or click on the contact button


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Tel: 00353 85 1100645   Email: hunting@hai.ie