Dublin Horse Show To Kick Off
Published on Aug 5 2014 10:54 AM in General Industry
The Dublin Horse Show is set to kick off tomorrow in the RDS.
The show will run for five days and is expected to benefit the Irish economy to the tune of €43 million. Around 100,000 people are due to attend the Discover Ireland sponsored event, which has been running for over 140 years.
As well as 125 equestrian competitions there will be 300 shopping stands, an arts and crafts exhibition and children's entertainment. Ladies day will take place on Thursday and will also include a best dressed man prize.
Some equestrian highlights will include the Aga Khan on Friday, which is part of the Nations Cup, and the Puissance, on Saturday. The Grand Prix will take place on Sunday.
The annual event is Ireland's showcase equestrian tourism event and is always a wonderful experience for spectators and participants.
The Royal Dublin Society and Leinster Rugby recently announced that they will redevelop the RDS grounds to turn the 18,500 seater stadium into a 25,000 seater stadium at a cost of €20 million.