Dublin Horse Show

SAVE THE DATE: 14- 18 August, 2024 Learn more about the Show at www.dublinhorseshow.com
The RDS is a registered charity; RCN: 20002008 CHY No. 1325

Operating as usual


10 Weeks to go until the 2024 Dublin Horse Show begins at the .

A gentle reminder to make sure you've booked your tickets and to visit the FAQ on our website, both of which can be viewed through the link in our bio.


George Chapman is a name synonymous with Showing, both as an exhibitor, and as a judge, a regular at the Horse Show for almost 60 years, he won the Supreme Hunter Championship with Zatopec back in 1979, and for good measure he supplied the Reserve Champion that year as well, ridden by his good friend, Billy Connors.


11 weeks to go until Dublin Horse Show 2024...👀🐎

What event are you most looking forward to? A full schedule is available on the Dublin Horse Show website.


The Dublin Horse Show team wish to express their condolences to the family and friends of Georgie Campbell.


Down through the years, Slyguff Stud, in Bagenalstown, has been home to some world-class stallions, the likes of King of Diamonds, Highland Flight, Imperius, Master Imp, have been based at the County Carlow stud, the current crop of stallions includes the 2022 Croker Cup winner, Gibeon. The mother and daughter team of Frances and Barbara Hatton tell their story.


Preparations for this year’s RDS Dublin Horse Show, which takes place from Wednesday, the 14th to Sunday, the 18th of August, are well underway, with entries opening on Tuesday, the 4th of June.

The 2024 RDS Dublin Horse Show Competition Schedule is now available to download on the Show’s website, which can be viewed through the link in our bio.

Copies of the Schedule will no longer be sent by post, in line with the RDS sustainability programme.

The qualifiers have begun, and over the next few weeks riders and potential competitors will compete for much sought-after spots in the following classes and competitions; the Young Event Horse classes, Junior /Young Rider Event Horses, Connemara Performance Hunters, Performance Irish Draughts, Ridden Connemaras, Breeders’ Championship, Ladies’ & Intermediate Side-Saddle, Combined Training, Working Hunter Ponies, the Three Year Old Performance classes and a wide variety of show jumping competitions ranging from 128cm ponies to Amateurs through to the International 7 & 8 year old competition.

Entries for the Show will close on Monday, the 8th of July at 5pm. For further details on the DHS qualifiers and competitions or to book your tickets please visit our website.



The RDS Dublin Horse show is delighted to be part of the new elite Rolex Series.

We look forward to hosting the Rolex Grand Prix of Ireland at the RDS Dublin Horse Show on August 18th at the RDS.

The Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping – the sport’s ultimate prize – is delighted to welcome the Rolex Series to the Rolex Equestrian family. The Rolex Series unites six of the most respected equestrian shows in the world, each supported by Rolex.

Full article here 👉 https://www.rolexgrandslam.com/en/Grand-Slam/News/ROLEX-SERIES-WELCOMED-INTO-THE-ROLEX-EQUESTRIAN-FAMILY.html


Rolex Series: A new era of excellence in show jumping

CSIO Roma Piazza di Siena, CSIO Jumping International of La Baule, Jumping International of Dinard, Dublin Horse Show, Brussels Stephex Masters and Winter Equestrian Festival are delighted to partner with Rolex to announce the launch of the Rolex Series, marking a new era of excellence and innovation in the equestrian world.

At each Grand Prix of these six Rolex Series events, the world’s most talented riders will compete to reach the top step of the podium. At stake is a prestigious victory, ardently coveted by the elite of equestrian sports.

Stay connected ✨

Rolex Series


🗣️📢 12 weeks to go until Dublin Horse Show 2024!

Have you got your tickets yet? 👀🎫


📣Entries open today at 1pm for the RDS Working Hunter Qualifiers📣

More information below:

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Entries are open for the RDS Working Hunter Qualifiers. Entries will open today at 13.00 and Close at Midnight Sunday 27th, 2024

https://itsplainsailing.com/org/ipsshows -50138

Working Hunter Information RDS.


Wicklow Area Ips IPS Northern Area IPS Western Area Limerick/Clare IPS
Cork Area Ips Page Tipperary Area Ips Irish Pony Society North Western Area Irish Pony Society South Leinster/Waterford https://www.facebook.com/groups/kildarenorthleinsterareaips/Dublin Horse ShowRDS Connemara Pony Breeders' Society Welsh Pony and Cob Society of Ireland


Jill Twomey talks about her family’s involvement in equestrian sport over the years, and recounts her most memorable moment when son, Billy first competed on a Nations’ Cup team at the Dublin Horse Show in 2000.


Only 90 days to go until Dublin Horse Show 2024... 👀


KDSL Sport Horses have been very successful at the Dublin Horse Show, they produce Eventers, Irish Draughts, and Showjumpers, so we travelled to Lismore, in County Waterford, where Kate Devine and Sean Looney told us their story. Young Eventhorse Series Irish Draught Horse Society Irish Draught Horse Society Limited. Northern Ireland


Balmoral Show 2024 kicks off today!

The show runs from today until the 18th of May. Good luck to everyone competing. For more information, visit www.balmoralshow.co.uk


We spoke to Charlie Flynn following his win aboard Knud van Orchids in the first of the 138cms Pony Qualifiers last Saturday in Cavan, the second qualifier takes place tomorrow in Ard Chuain


We spoke to Ruby Kelly following her win with Killoran Bob in the first of the 128cms Pony Qualifiers last Saturday in Cavan, the second qualifier takes place this weekend in Ard Chuain


Cavan hosts the opening Young Rider Qualifiers on Sunday for this year's Dublin Horse Show- Matthew Farrell aims three horses at the qualifiers so we visited Carlow to catch up with him and his mum, Valerie Farrell


Working Hunter training day at Greenacres Stud & Equestrian Centre on May 11th. See below 👇 for more information.

FANTASIC OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN WITH TOP TRAINERS!. Trainers Announced for the RDS Working Hunter training day at Greeenacres Equestrian Centre on May 11th. Greenacres Stud & RDS

https://itsplainsailing.com/org/ipstraining -49373

More information available on the following links: https://www.facebook.com/dublinhorseshow and https://www.dublinhorseshow.com/equestrian-information/performance-classes/working-hunter-ponies/



We're aware of a number of fake Dublin Horse Show pages currently doing the rounds on Facebook.

Please stay vigilant while dealing with these pages; you will never receive a friend request from the official Dublin Horse Show page and this is currently our only page on Facebook.

If you have any doubts or queries regarding this, please don't hesitate to message us here and report these pages where possible.


With the breeding season well underway let's take a look back at the seven thoroughbred stallions that paraded in Ring 1 at last year's Show.
444 Kopperfield- Brown 2009 Mamool ex General Assembly
445 Sir Lando- Bay 2007 Lando ex Nashwan
446 Rosier- Bay 2008 High Chaparral ex Dowsing
447 Alhebayeb- Grey 2010 Dark Angel ex Indian Ridge
449 Galileo Dance- Bay 2016 Galileo ex Danehill Dancer
450 Galileo's Secret- Bay 2018 Galileo ex Danehill Dancer
451 Centennial- Grey 2005 Dalalkhani ex Lure


The first of the Amateur Showjumping qualifiers get underway next Saturday in the Tipperary Equestrian Centre, so we travelled to County Cork to catch up with Lisa Hitchmough. Showjumping Ireland


The first of the 2024 Racehorse to Riding Horse Qualifiers take place tomorrow at the Northern Ireland Festival, let's look back at last year's Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM) sponsored Class in Ring 1. Bernard Condren spoke to Bryony Frost following the presentation. Kate Harrington & Sizing John, Jamie Buckley & Woodland Opera, Clare Ricketts & Douvan, Stephanie Mcglynn & Mickah Wallace, Seainin Mahon & General Principle, Rachel Moore & Gold Bullet, Hannah Gayer & Home Farm, Helen Mooney & Mandamus, Emma Connolly & Snow Falcon, Claire Farrell & Renneti, Jenny Fitzsimons & People's Park, Kate Molony & Balko Des Flos, Jenny Murphy & Raz De Maree, Mary Murphy & Max Dynamite, Rosie Mae O Grady & The Wests Awake, Grace Dehaene & Supasundae, and Kim Ronan & Penhill


It's a lovely day to to cut the grass in Ring 2 at the RDS 🌞

Only 121 days away from Dublin Horse Show 2024! 🐎


Happy Easter from the team!



The RDS will run qualifiers for our five Working Hunter Pony classes at this year’s Dublin Horse Show.

Four regional qualifiers will be held in conjunction with the Irish Pony Society (IPS) and will commence on Wednesday the 29th of May 2024. Irish Pony Society

With five different classes per qualifier, there will be a category to cater for competitors of all ages, mirroring the existing Working Hunter Pony classes at the RDS Dublin Horse Show.

The Irish Pony Society will run training in advance of the qualifiers to assist competitors with all their preparations for all aspects of the competition.

For a full line up and more information on this announcement, visit the Dublin Horse Show website.


Photos from Dublin Horse Show's post 17/03/2024

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all our followers around the world from the Dublin Horse Show team ☘️ 🇮🇪

Here's French rider Dan Delsart Equestrian getting into the Irish spirit at the Puissance during the 2023 RDS Dublin Horse Show.

Only 150 days left until Dublin Horse Show 2024... 👀


Happy Mother’s Day from Dublin Horse Show 2024 team!

Treat your mother to an unforgettable experience at this Mother’s Day. With showjumping, dressage and top-class food and drink, the Dublin Horse Show is the unmissable family event of the summer.

Get your tickets now using the link in our bio.


Happy International Women's Day from the Dublin Horse Show team 🤩💫

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The Dublin Horse Show

The Dublin Horse Show continues to be the pinnacle event in the Irish Sport Horse calendar and is the ultimate day out for any horse lover, with 1,500 horses and ponies competing in over 130 classes and competitions across the five days. Of course, there will be more on offer than just horses. Fusing the style and elegance of Ladies’ Day, with an entertainment programme designed to keep the little ones delighted, along with multiple dining and shopping opportunities, and a renowned lively social scene.

Visit www.dublinhorseshow.com for more information

Videos (show all)

George Chapman is a name synonymous with Showing, both as an exhibitor, and as a judge, a regular at the Horse Show for ...
Down through the years, Slyguff Stud, in Bagenalstown, has been home to some world-class stallions, the likes of King of...
Rolex Series: A new era of excellence in show jumpingCSIO Roma Piazza di Siena, CSIO Jumping International of La Baule, ...
Jill Twomey- RDS Stable Talk
KDSL Sport Horses Prepare for the Qualifiers
We spoke to Charlie Flynn following his win aboard Knud van Orchids in the first of the 138cms Pony Qualifiers last Satu...
Ruby Takes the 128cms Qualifier at Cavan
Natthew Farrell- Young Rider
Thoroughbred Stallion Parade






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