On show: 1. Dan McGrattan and Ann Doyle; 2. Aoibheann McCaul and Aoibhin Garrihy. (pix. Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
Preparations are well underway at the Royal Dublin Society for the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show 2012.
Usually held in early August, this year this iconic event will run from August 15th-19th 2012, allowing for competitors involved in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, time to get to Dublin for one of the most important equestrian & social events of the year
Details of the event were announced at a special reception where guests included Ann Doyle, TV and Radio Presenter Michael Hayes, Fair City's Aoibhin Garrihy and Aoibheann McCaul, actress Nora Sheehan, Louis Copland, Norah Casey, along with a selection of Irish International riders who were warmly welcomed to the RDS by CEO Michael Duffy.
The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show is the largest summer event in Dublin, attracting tens of thousands of people and 1,500 horses and ponies to the RDS. The 2012 Show runs for five days from Wednesday, 15th August to Sunday, 19th August. General admission tickets for one day costs €21. Student/OAP’s/Children under 16 costs €15 per day and a Family day pass (2 Adults, 4 children) costs €54. For more information go to www.dublinhorseshow.com