July – Dublin Horse Show


The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show 2016

The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show will take place from the 20 -24 July 2016 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.

From Live Music and Entertainment, award winning Crafts and Art Exhibitions, Children’s Entertainment, Fashion, Shopping Village with 300 stands, Restaurants, Bars and Snacks to the best in National and International  show jumping, you won’t want to miss it.

Take a seat in the Main Arena and watch the best international showjumpers compete. Highlights of the Show include, the drama of the Land Rover Puissance featuring the famous ‘Wall’, the Longines International Grand Prix, the Aga Khan Challenge Trophy, the Longines Press Award for Elegance and over 100 national showing and show jumping classes.

Shop ‘til you drop in the exhibition halls with over 300 trade stands offering everything from aromatherapy to yo-yo’s. Sit back and enjoy the company of friends and family in one of the numerous food outlets and restaurants around the RDS.

Visit the Exhibition of work from Ireland’s leading craft designers and award – winning up-and-coming student artists.  The Competitions are esteemed not only for their respective prize funds but for providing many of Ireland’s emerging craft makers with a valuable forum for gaining recognition while offering registered students of award-bearing art courses in Ireland a platform for showcasing works they might not have the opportunity to do so otherwise.

Cheer on the teams in the high speed Hunt Chase. Or simply rest your elbows on the rails of the Showing Rings and soak up the atmosphere.

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 .

The Big Events

The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup for award of the Aga Khan Trophy will take place on Friday 22 July.

The Land Rover Puissance will take place on Saturday 23 July.

The Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland will take place on Sunday 24 July.

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

For the ladies, the Blossom Hill Ladies’ Day on Thursday, July 21, promises fantastic prizes for ‘best dressed lady’, ‘most colourful outfit’ and ‘most creative hat’. For the well-dressed males, there is also a prize for ‘best dressed man’

Music and Entertainment

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"The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show"

General Admission:-

  • Adult  – From €21
  • Children –  From €15
  • OAP – From €15
  • Student – From €15
  • Family Of 6 (2 Adults and 4 Children U16) From – €54
  • 10% group discount for 10 or more
  • Booking Online:– You can book on line here through our booking link directly to the Dublin Horse Show ticket sales
  • Booking:- LoCall 0818 719300

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).

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