Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show
Dublin Horse Show © Rob Hurson
The Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show is a summer event not to be missed. The show features five days of international competition, social functions, shopping and live entertainment. This horse show is held annually in the RDS (Royal Dublin Society) complex, with top events including the Nations' Cup and the Aga Khan Challenge Trophy. Additional events, such as the Blossom Hill Ladies' Day and an arts and crafts exhibition, take place outside the main arena.
Entertainment includes live performances by wonderful bands and musicians, and there are many restaurants, bars and food stalls to enjoy. The event is a delight for shopping fanatics, with 300 trade stands selling books, clothes, jewellery, art, antiques and pretty much anything else you can imagine. There's fun stuff for the kids as well, with a Kids' Zone sponsored by Hamleys that offers things like jumping castles, pony rides, face painting, and children's shows.
Of course, the equestrian events are world class and the main attraction, but there is lots to occupy and excite all members of the family and the horse show is really a huge festival.
Venue: Royal Dublin Society complex
Date: 9 - 13 August 2017