Three Year Olds to be well rewarded in Dublin

The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show Three Year Old Performance Qualifier series commences on Monday, the 13th June with five consecutive days of Potential Event Horse qualifiers followed by a week of Loose Performance qualifiers.

The RDS has a prize fund of €54,250 on offer for the three year old classes at this year’s Dublin Horse Show. All horses that qualify for the performance finals will share in the prize fund of €16,750 for the Potential Event Horses and €17,500 available for the Loose Performance. The remaining €20,000 will be distributed among the winning line-up in the four in-hand classes.

The Potential Event Horse class aims to identify a highly desirable, good looking horse with potential for the discipline of eventing while in the Loose Performance class the judge will look for young horses that are likely to make high class show jumpers.

The RDS has invited Miss Marie-Louise Thomas to judge the Potential Event Horse
qualifiers, while Mr Konrad Böth will adjudicate on the Loose Performance. Miss Thomas has evented internationally to four star level and Mr Böth is a member of the board of the Hanoveraner Verband, which is responsible for the breeding, development and promotion of Hanoverian horses for the international show jumping market.

The first qualifier will be held at Top Flight Equestrian Centre in Kilkenny on Monday, the 13th of June, followed by County Clare Showgrounds in Ennis on the Tuesday; the third qualifier will take place in Tubberbride Riding Centre in Sligo on the Wednesday, moving on to Mullingar Equestrian Centre in Co. Westmeath on the Thursday and finishing in Kernan’s Equestrian Centre in Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh on Friday, the 17th of June. The Loose Performance qualifiers will commence the following week on Monday, the 20th of June and will take place at the same venues in the same order. All qualifiers are scheduled to start at 4pm and entries will be taken at the venue on the day.

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Fiona Sheridan 

Equestrian Manager, RDS
Phone: 01 2407201