Details on the 2017 Show entertainment
Lorenzo the Flying Frenchman
If equestrian artistry and acrobatics excite you, then prepare to be amazed and exhilarated by acclaimed equestrian artist, Lorenzo the Flying Frenchman, who will perform twice daily at this year’s Dublin Horse Show. This will be Lorenzo’s début performance In Ireland. In a 30-year career, he has astounded audiences across the world, from Belgium to Bahrain.
The aptly-named Flying Frenchman draws gasps from his audiences, as he soars over jumps on the backs of his incredibly well-trained mounts, often while controlling another four horses. The level of trust between Lorenzo and his magnificent horses is particularly evident when he works with them without a bridle or saddle. Lorenzo shows both the daredevil side to equestrian sport, and the importance of a strong and respectful bond between horse and rider. This is a rare chance to witness a display of Lorenzo’s expertise on Irish soil which will please horse-lovers and thrill-seekers alike.
Eddie Macken & Nick Skelton
Household names Nick Skelton and Eddie Macken, will give joint masterclasses on Friday August 11 and Sunday August 13 in Simmonscourt at the Dublin Horse Show. Open to all, these masterclasses will be both an exciting and an educational opportunity for the audience and participants alike.
Yogi Breisner MBE & Paul Carberry
World-renowned riding coach and horse trainer Yogi Bresiner returns to the Dublin Horse. Drawing on his years of unbeatable expertise, Yogi will work his Masterclass, which takes place on the opening day of the Show, Wednesday August 9, in Simmonscourt with the two-time Irish champion jockey Paul Carberry. Yogi will also be judging the Potential Event Horse Class, taking place in Ring 1 from 12.20pm to 1.30pm, and from 6.05pm to 7.35pm.
Lucinda Breen MBE
Six time Badminton Horse Trials winner Lucinda Green will be giving a masterclass in Simmonscourt Thursday 10 August at 1.40pm. Lucinda continues to inspire a generation of riders with her enthusiasm and dedication to the sport and her expertise is still very much in demand.
Now in his thirteenth year coaching the Dutch show jumping team, Rob Ehrens has seen it all and continues to excel in his role. Under his guidance the Dutch team have gone from strength to strength. The 2012 London Olympics saw them take silver in the team jumping, as well as rider Gerco Schröder second in the individual competition. His Master class will take place in Simmonscourt, 12 August at 1pm.
Parades in the Main Arena
A wealth of champions will grace the Main Arena before the Longines Grand Prix on the Sunday of the Show. It is an opportunity to see some of the best horses in this year’sShow collected together, and the magnificent Tipperary Foxhounds have the honour of leading out the the Parade of Champions.
For some real excitement, catch the fun at the Pony Club Games and Pony Club Musical Ride on the Saturday and Sunday of the Show. Located in Ring 1. Ring 1 will also host the Donkey Exhibition and Carriage Driving & Display Vehicle Class on Sunday 13, August.
A full Entertainment Programme is available here.