Coloured Horses


  • When:
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29. MARE or GELDING, 4 years old or over and exceeding 158cms.
To be ridden by Riders who have attained their 14th birthday by 1 January 2019. (Restricted to the first 15 correct entries).


To help promote interest in and appreciation of Piebald and Skewbald horses.

Coloured horses are defined by their external coat colouration and markings and not by type.

Entry Fee

RDS Members: €306 each entry; Non-Members: €331 each entry.

There will be a maximum of 15 primary entries in this class and the first 15 correct entries received will secure entry.  Please note there may be additional  secondary entries in the above classes.


Piebald and skewbald colours only.

It is compulsory that all 4 and 5 year old horses entered in these classes have competed in a minimum of three shows prior to the 1st of August 2019.   Please note, exhibitors will be required to state the three shows on their entry form.  An allowance will be made for exhibitors who wish to compete in a Show scheduled between their time of entry and the 1st of August, i.e exhibitors will be permitted to list a show that they intend to compete in.  If an exhibitor lists a future show, but is then unable to attend the nominated show for reasons of force majeure, the exhibitor must declare this to the Equestrian Office before the 1st of August.

Proof of participation at these shows may be requested on arrival at the Dublin Horse Show, and should incorrect or inaccurate information be supplied it will incur elimination. 
For 5 year old horses who competed as 4 year olds in 2018, this experience may be used to fulfil the three show requirement. 

Awards & Prizes

The number of prizes awarded is based on the number of animals catalogued. For more information please click here

  • 1st €595
  • 2nd €415
  • 3rd €320
  • 4th €222
  • 5th €160

Cups & Trophies

Cup No. 148 - Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the Best Coloured Horse (Class 29).


Champion and Reserve Champion are required to participate in the Parade of Champions on Sunday 11 August.  Further details available here.