20,000 a day attend Dublin Horse Show

More than 20,000 people a day are attending the 140th Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, with the celebrity scurry racing currently under way. This is according to estimates by the organisers this afternoon.

This year’s Dublin Horse Show, running until Sunday, has a prize fund of more than €942,000 and it promises to be even bigger and better than ever.  There are 125 classes, attracting a top class field of entries for the showing and jumping competitions and the award of an RDS rosette will be highly coveted.

Full results of the show as they are announced are available here.

There are eight nations taking part in the 2013 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by Longines competition today. They are: France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Ukraine & the US. Following a fantastic victory in 2012, Team Ireland, led by Chef d’Equipe, Robert Splaine, will be hoping to retain the title and keep the Aga Khan trophy in Ireland.

In addition, among the celebrities taking part in the scurry racing include satirist and impressionist Oliver Callan, Downpatrick horse trainer Dot Love and RTE’s Brendan McArdle.

Yesterday Tralee-born Annmarie Blennerhasset (32) won the Best Dressed Lady prize at the Dublin Horse Show.

Park and ride facilities are available for all visitors attending the show. They are located in Muckross College, Donnybrook and the UCD Campus in Belfield.  A shuttle bus service operates at 15 minute intervals from 7am – 9.30pm daily, with the last bus leaving the RDS at 9.15pm each night. Visitors are advised to use public transport if possible as parking in the Ballsbridge area will be limited.

Online ticket booking and a programme of events are now available on www.dublinhorseshow.com.

Watch AgriLand TV’s report of Best Dressed Lady competition