The 141st Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show takes place from Wednesday, 6th August to Sunday, 10th August at the famous RDS showgrounds in Ballsbridge, Dublin.
One of Ireland’s largest sporting, social and family events, the show is a highlight of the summer and each year welcomes thousands of visitors from Ireland and the rest of the world. Celebrating Ireland’s affinity with the horse, the Discover Dublin Horse Show features the finest show horses and national breed horses as well as top national and international show jumpers.
Founded by the Royal Dublin Society in 1868 to foster the equine industry in Ireland, the first Dublin Horse Show took place on the lawns of Leinster House - now home to the Irish Government. Since then the Show has grown in prestige and reputation as being one of the finest equine events in the world.
The Show offers visitors a truly unique insight into Irish culture. During the five days of the Horse Show over 1,300 horses and ponies will compete in 125 competitions and classes, with a total prize fund of over €940,000. Visitors can enjoy top international show jumping competitions including the Furusiyya FEI Nations’ Cup™, the Longines International Grand Prix and the Land Rover Puissance.
The show is a terrific day out for everyone and offers something for all the family. Entertainment is a must for all children visiting the Show and there is a packed programme of events over the five days including, magic shows, pony rides and bouncy castles.
If you feel in the mood for a spot of shopping there are over 300 shopping stands from which to choose. There are also many tasty offerings available at the Show with numerous cafes, restaurants and a food court available on site.
One of the highlights of the week for both female and male fashionistas, is Blossom Hill Ladies’ Day at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show on Thursday August 7th. This premier style event includes a number of fantastic prizes including Best Dressed Lady, Most Creative Hat and Best Dressed Man.
This year the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show is delighted to welcome Montana (USA) horseman Buck Brannaman to the RDS, where he will demonstrate his legendary horsemanship skills. Buck is a leading practitioner in the field of natural horsemanship and was one of the primary individuals who inspired the character of "Tom Booker" in the Nicholas Evans novel, ‘The Horse Whisperer’. Buck was the lead equine consultant for the film of the same name and he will appear daily at the Show.
For further information and ticket sales visit www.dublinhorseshow.com or