General Industry

RDS Dublin Horse Show Contributes €50m To The Irish economy

By Robert McHugh
RDS Dublin Horse Show Contributes €50m To The Irish economy

The 2023 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup RDS Dublin Horse Show launched this week.

The Show provides €50 million to the Irish economy and is one of the highlights of the Irish sport industry which is worth €1 billion and provides over 15,000 jobs in Ireland.

Michelin Starred Chef

It features 350 shopping stalls and 50 food stalls, nine on-site restaurants and cafés, 12 kitchens, 17 bars and a catering team of over 600.

Michelin starred chef, JP McMahon is bringing his pop-up restaurant to the Band Lawn at the Dublin Horse Show on Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th.

The restaurant aims to offer guests some of the very best of in-season offerings from the West of Ireland.


‘Best Dressed'

The ‘Best Dressed at the Dublin Horse Show’ competition takes place on Thursday 10th August with new sponsor the Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel taking up the reins.

First prize will be an Anantara package worth €10,000, which includes a four-night stay for two in their sister hotel, Anantara Vilamoura Algarve.

It will be judged by fashion editor Bairbre Power along with stylist and media personality Lorraine Keane, while the event will be hosted by Laura Woods.


The Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland will take place on Sunday with a prize fund of €350,000 and the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Ireland (Friday 11th August) with a prize fund of €250,000, along with 166 other competitions over the five days, both national and international, all with a total prize fund of €1,300,925.


“We are very excited about the 148th RDS Dublin Horse Show with 168 classes and competitions both internationally and national and a total prize fund of over €1.3 million," said Pat Hanly, the RDS Dublin Horse Show director.

"The Show is the highlight of the Irish Sport Horse Industry and contributes €50 million to the Irish economy."