The Dublin Horse Show begins at the RDS in Ballsbridge this week. The five day event will see show jumpers from ten different countries competing for the top prizes.
The show has long been a part of Dublin’s events calendar with this its one hundred and thirtieth year. An estimated one thousand four hundred horses and ponies will take part in the event.
The biggest prize is the Nations Cup which will take place on Friday. This year there are no competitors on the Irish team from the army competing in the Aga Khan trophy however Captain Shane Carey was triumphant on board River Foyle earlier today.
The future of the army’s equestrian school is in doubt after recommendations were made in the An Bord Snip Nua document to have it closed down.
This is a superb event for any tourist to take in when visiting Dublin. It is easily accessible from the City Centre and makes for an excellent day out for all the family.