THE 2014 Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show takes place at the RDS in Dublin next month, and we have a family ticket to giveaway.
From August 6 – 10 the historic RDS grounds in Ballsbridge will come alive when over 1,300 horses and ponies compete in 125 competitions and classes for a total prize fund in excess of €940,000.
The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show showcases the very best in national and international equestrianism and visitors to this world renowned event will enjoy top international show jumping classes such as the Longines International Grand Prix and the Land Rover Puissance.
As ever, the contest for the Aga Khan Trophy is one of the highlights of the week and Team Ireland will be one of 8 countries to compete in the Furusiyya FEI Nations’ Cup.
Speaking at the launch of the event last week, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, said that the 141st Horse Show is “a fantastic opportunity for our horses and riders to perform, in Ireland, to the highest international level.
“This is the showcase event for Ireland’s equestrian tourism product, and gives us an opportunity to show that Ireland can successfully host major sporting events and provides a wonderful experience for spectators and participants alike,” he said.
Michael Duffy, RDS Chief Executive, said the event would “showcase the very best of Irish bred horses.
“This year, in addition to an outstanding equestrian programme, the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show has a full schedule of events,” he said.
“From the style and glamour of Blossom Hill Ladies Day, to the natural horsemanship demonstrations of legendary horseman Buck Brannaman, to the fun antics of the charismatic little pony Luma the Lion, the Show has something for everyone to enjoy.”
For both male and female fashionistas the premier style event of the year, Blossom Hill Ladies’ Day takes place on Thursday, August 7.
For further information and online ticket booking, log on to the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show website at www.dublinhorseshow.com.
The Dublin Horse Show has kindly given the Limerick Leader a family pass - 2 adults and 4 children under 16 - to attend the show on Sunday, August 10. To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Horse Show giveaway’ in the subject line and include your contact details.
The deadline for entries is Midday on Monday, July 28.