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Minister Ring launches the 2014 Dublin Horse Show

Roz Purcell, centre, at a press shoot for the 2014 show.

Roz Purcell, centre, at a press shoot for the 2014 show.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring T.D., has formally launched the 2014 Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show which takes place at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin from Wednesday, August 6 to Sunday, August 10.

Speaking at the reception, Minister Ring said: “I am delighted to be here at the launch of the 2014 Discover Ireland Horse Show.  This is the 141st occasion Horse Show and which once again welcomes thousands of visitors from home and abroad.  It is a fantastic opportunity for our horses and riders to perform, in Ireland, to the highest international level.

This is the showcase event for Ireland’s equestrian tourism product, and gives us an opportunity to show that Ireland can successfully host major sporting events and provides a wonderful experience for spectators and participants alike.”

Over 1,300 horses and ponies compete will in 125 competitions and classes for a total prize fund in excess of €940,000.  As ever, the contest for the Aga Khan Trophy is one of the highlights of the week and Team Ireland will be one of eight countries to compete in the Furusiyya FEI Nations’ Cup.

For further information and online ticket booking, log on to the Dublin Horse Show website at www.dublinhorseshow.com.

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