15 - 19 August 2012
Venue: RDS, Ballsbridge
The Dublin Horse Show is one of Dublin's best loved events, which has attracted generations of visitors over the years.
Admire the cream of Irish horses and ponies competing at this ultimate equine showcase or enjoy some retail therapy while browsing over 300 trade stands offering art and antiques, jewellery, fashion, quaint and quirky house and home ideas and a huge choice of equestrian goods.
Experience the excitement of this five-day show, from the thrills and tension of international showjumping, including the Aga Khan Nations Cup and Grand Prix competitions, to the daredevil Ukrainian Cossacks, one of this year’s visiting attractions.
It is a Dublin institution that showcases Irish Breeding and best in National and International Showjumping. The FEI Nations Cup will see Ireland compete against the best show jumping countries in the world. Competitions taking place include the Power & Speed Championship, the Land Rover Puissance, The Longines International Grand prix and the Hunt Chase! With a range of national jumping competitions and showing classes, the Show is certain to be a great five days of action. With competitors from around the world and varying in all ages, The Dublin Horse Show will see over tens of thousands of people come and visit the spectacle.
Jean-Francois Pignon has become something of a phenomenon, having developed and refined his skills of natural horsemanship to an unimaginable level. He will demonstrate the true trust and understanding that can exist between man and horse through a series of daredevil acts and acrobatics in the RDS Main Arena and Simmonscourt during this year’s show.
Blossom Hill Ladies Day will be taking place August 16th - to enter Ladies Day all you need to do is purchase a general admission ticket and show up on the day looking fabulous.
This year sees the return of the very popular Kids Zone. Situated to the rear of the grand stand, the entertainment here includes pony rides, face painting, bouncing castles and a fun playground. The very popular Billy Bubbles returns to the band lawn this year with his magic show.