Wednesday, August 3, 2011


The Failte Dublin Horse Show kicks off at the RDS in Ballsbridge today with over €1 million in prize money up for grabs.

The Dublin Horse Show has been running for nearly 150 years and is part of the social calendar of the capital.

Ireland will compete with a massive international field of competitors including France, Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and the United States.

The week’s main event takes place on Friday where the Nations’ Cup, for which the Aga Khan trophy is awarded, with 300 temporary staff, 300 voluntary stewards, 65 judges, veterinary surgeons, 12 commentators and 20 medical doctors are all on hand for what will be a busy week of action.

Ticket prices for the event have been frozen for a couple of years but this year’s season ticket increased from €57 to €60. The family ticket increased from €52 to €54 and allows admission to two adults and four children.

General admission prices range from €21 for adults and €15 for students, old age pensioners and children.

Remember visitors there is no parking at the RDS during the Horse Show. There is ample car parking space in the Dublin 4 area with limited space at the Grand Canal Hotel Car Park.

Good luck to the Irish team this week!!!

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