New Dates Announced for the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show

The RDS is happy to announce that this years dates for the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show have been changed 

Today, Tuesday 26th June, at an event in The Champagne Bar at the RDS, the new dates for the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show were announced. 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 events of the year.

Commenting on the Show’s date changes for 2012, RDS Chief Executive, Michael Duffy said, “In the history of the Dublin Horse Show since the inaugural event in 1864, this iconic event has only been cancelled six times due to the Second World War and the dates have only been changed three times; first in 1948 for the Olympic Games in London, the next date change was due to the 1990 FEI World Equestrian Games and the Summer Olympic Games of 1992 also caused the Dublin Horse Show to move dates. This date change in 2012 makes it only the 4th time in 139 years that the date for the annual Dublin Horse Show has been altered. This is quite remarkable and demonstrates how ingrained the Dublin Horse Show is as a must-see event in the Summer social calendar”.

The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show is the largest summer event in Dublin, attracting ten of thousands of people and 1,500 horses and ponies to the RDS annually. The 2012 Show runs for five days from Wednesday, 15rd 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

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