The Stena Line Dublin Horse Show 2018

The Stena Line Dublin Horse Show will take place from the 8 – 12 August 2018 over the entire RDS complex in the heart of Dublin.  One of the top international equestrian events in the world, the Show is a wonderful day out for horse enthusiasts and families a like offering something for everyone.

Summer memories are created by unique experiences. Each August, the utterly unique Dublin Horse Show, offers you the chance to share summer memories with your dearest and closest. Forged anew each year, the Show’s distinctive offering makes it one of the best equestrian Shows in the world, much loved by international show jumper and visitor alike. Superb international show jumping, important national competitions, rare shopping opportunities, wining and dining, family fun and entertainment, in all, a great sporting and social occasion.

This year marks the 145th edition of the Show – 133 competitions over five days in early August, including the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cuptm of Ireland at the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show. The renowned Aga Khan Trophy is regarded by some as the most prestigious annual show jumping competition in the world and it attracts some of the best international horse and rider combinations to compete for it. The calibre of competitor is just as strong for the big money event of the week: Sunday’s Longines Grand Prix of Dublin, while the ever popular Land Rover Puissance on Saturday never fails to draw gasps from a packed RDS Main Arena.

Even in a city known the world over for its sociability, the Dublin Horse Show is a stand out social occasion of the summer. A great choice of bars, restaurants and eateries are scattered throughout the ground, and the proximity to Dublin City centre, makes the visitor experience a really tasty prospect.

For others, taking part is all important, and for them, one competition stands out above all others: the Dundrum Town Centre Ladies Day. The RDS bandlawn is transformed each Thursday of the Show when elegantly dressed ladies (and some men) dazzle from the stage with hats, bags, shoes, accessories and of course dresses, in this most egalitarian Ladies Day competition.

And don’t worry, it’s not just adults that will enjoy themselves, the children will be catered for in a designated area that has pony rides, musical entertainment and face-painting.

Since 1864 the Show has been creating summer memories; 2018 will be no exception. Make some of your own between Wednesday August 8 and Sunday August 12 at the unique Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cuptm of Ireland at the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show

The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show is one of Ireland’s biggest annual sporting and social events which attracts 100,000 visitors both domestic and foreign!

Booking Online:– You can book on line here through our booking link directly to the Dublin Horse Show ticket sales .

Kid’s Entertainment At The Dublin Horse Show

The Kids’ Zone, located behind the Grand Stand, is a firm family favourite!
There are a number of great attractions to keep children happy throughout the Show."Family Entertainment At The Dublin Horse Show"

The popular Kids’ Zone will keep kids busy with pony rides, fun inflatables, face painting, Billy Bubbles and magic shows

The Band Lawn Area also hosts many attractions for children!

Keep the kid’s entertained with the following activities in the Kid’s Zone:

  • Inflatables
  • Pony Rides
  • Clowns
  • Facepainting
  • Puppets and street performers

Ladies Day

Dundrum Town Centre Ladies’ Day at the Dublin Horse Show never disappoints as Irish style, elegance and design come together to celebrate this annual staple in the social calendar. Every year brings with it unique and original style as well as all sorts of fun and entertainment, guaranteed to make for a memorable experience.

Dundrum Town Centre is Ireland’s premier shopping and leisure destination with over 130 stores and 40 restaurants. Besides featuring some of the world’s leading fashion & dining brands, there’s also a twelve screen cinema, theatre, two bars, and a whole host of other activities to keep everyone entertained!

Music and Entertainment"The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show"

Every year the Horse Show provides the finest in music and entertainment to its patrons.

Enjoy the entertainment on the Band Lawn stage.

Dublin Horse Show Opening Times

The Public can enter the Show grounds via the RDS Concert Hall entrance from 7.00 each day of the Show. The Main Hall entrance will be open from 9.00 everyday.

Equestrian Exhibitors and the Public can enter the Show grounds via the Belvedere Gate from 7.00 each day.

The Show will close approximately a half hour after the last competition of the day has finished.

Family Admission To The Horse Show

Single Admission Ticket – (No Re-Admission Permitted)


  • Adult – €22 daily
  • Concession (Child U16 / Student / OAP 66+) – €16 daily
  • Family (Family Of 6, max 2 adults + 4 kids aged 4-16) Sunday – €55*
  • Family  (Family Of 6, max 2 adults + 4 kids aged 4-16)  All other days – €60*
  • *All family members must arrive together.
  • Children under the age of 3 get in free of charge

Dublin Horse Show Parking

As large crowds attend the Show and car parking is limited in the area they encourage the use of public transport to get to the Showgrounds.
Official Horse Show Car Park Muckross(Park & Ride)
There will be shuttle bus service every 10 minutes to and from Muckross Car Park. The first bus will leave Muckross at 7.00 each morning during the Show. The last bus returning to Muckross is at 19.00. The car park will be locked up at 22.00 each night during the show.
Please note that parking at Wanderers is NOT available this year.
For directions to Muckross:
Driving along the Merrion Road towards town, drive past the RDS. Take the immediate left after Roly’s Bistro and turn down Herbert park Road. Continue straight on until you reach the crossroads at Donnybrook. Straight on at the crossroads brings you onto Marlborough Road. Muckross Car Park is on the left hand side of Marlborough
Other car parks are also available during the Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the Ballsbridge area.

Disc parking is in operation in many of the streets surrounding the RDS.

The RDS is serviced by a number of bus routes.

Merrion Road Entrance (Main Entrance)
7 / 7A (O’Connell Street to Loughlinstown Park/Mcintosh Park). No 7A service on weekends.
18 (Sandymount Green to Palmerstown), 45 (City Centre/Corn Exchange Place to Strand Rd Bray/Old Court)

Anglesea Road
4 / 4a (Harristown to Blackrock)
5 (O’Connell Street to Sandyford Industrial Estate)
7 (O’Connell Street to Cherrywood)
8 (Parrnell Square to Dalkey)
46 (Fleet St to Shankill Rd). No service on weekends.
46A (Parnell Sq West to Dun Laoghaire)
63 (Fleet St to Kilternan)
84 (City Centre/Corn Exchange Place to Newcastle – Co. Wicklow)
And others within a ten minute walk:

Stillorgan Road
10 (Phoenix Park to Belfield) No serivce on weekends.
116 (Whitechurch Estate/Clonskeagh to Parnell Square/DCU)
117 (Fleet St. to Kilcross). No service on weekends.
746 (Dun Laoghaire to Dublin Airport).