The annual RDS Dublin Horse Show Live kicked off on Wednesday so we’ve gathered all the information you need to know before attending this year’s equestrian festivities.First held in 1864, the Ireland’s Dublin Horse Show is largest equestrian event in the world . In its inaugural year there were 466 entries with a total prize fund of £620. In 1868 the show was held and organised by the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) on the lawns of Leinster House and in 1888 the show moved to “Ball’s Bridge,” a Greenfield site where the first viewing stand was erected.
Event: Dublin Horse Show Live Stream 2019 Official Channels -Ireland
Date: August 7-11
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The following year women were allowed to compete . Women were permitted to compete in the international competitions from 1964. No women were allowed to take part in jumping competitions until 1935 when a novelty class for women was introduced.
The Horse Show has been held every year except from 1914-1919 because of the first World War and from 1921-1935 due to the second World War. It celebrates its 145th year this summer.More than thousand of people are expected to attend this year’s show at the RDS with about 1,500 horses and ponies participating in the various equestrian events. There will be 144 competitions during the five-day event including 15 international show jumping competitions.
where is this year’s event taking place Dublin Horse Show?
The 2019 Stena Line Dublin Horse Show is taking place in the RDS Dublin Horse Show in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and runs from Wednesday, 7th to Sunday, August 11th. Doors open to the public at 9am and the main hall entrance is also open from 9am each day. The public can enter the show grounds via the RDS concert hall entrance from 7am and equestrian exhibitors can enter the grounds via the Belvedere Gate from 7am.
What are the main events?
The Stena Line Dublin Horse Show opens on Wednesday with a number of Riding events across the RDS while Thursday will see the Dundrum Town Centre Ladies’ Day take place with a €11,000 shopping voucher up for grabs for the overall winner. Described as “the highlight of the week”, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Ireland, or the Nations Cup as it’s more commonly known, takes place Dublin. The Irish team for the cup includes Mayo’s Cameron Hanley with Quirex ,Louth’s Mark McAuley with Utchan De Belheme, Limerick’s Paul O’Shea with Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu and Cork’s Billy Twomey with Kimba Flamenco. They will be competing against Canada, USA, Switzerland, Mexico,Great Britain, the Netherlands, France and Italy.
The Land Rover power jumping competition will be held on Saturday and the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland will be on Sunday.There will also be live Stream Entertainment, food and shopping stalls and kids face painting and pony rides for visitors throughout the five days of the RDS show 2019.
Alternatively, there’s pay parking on a number of roads around the RDS. Simmonscourt Road will be closed from 7am to about 7pm each day between Merrion Road and Anglesea road for the duration of the Horse Show, which runs from Wednesday, August 7th to Sunday, August 11th.