Music & Entertainment from 2017

Every year, the Dublin Horse Show provides an excellent entertainment programme for all visitors to the Show. In 2017 we introduced new acts for the whole family to enjoy throughout the RDS venue. Many acts roamed around the Showgrounds thoughout the five days of the Show.

The Band Lawn is the location for most of the interactive, fun entertainment. In 2017, the Dublin Horse Show hosted special theatrical performances where unique acrobatic and clown performers whcih kept the whole family entertained with audience participation. Several daily shows were also scheduled for the duration of the festival. These included Brian Daly, Ireland’s most-loved, family magician, who will bedazzled and befuddled with his mind-blowing, jaw-dropping trickery and side-splittingly funny daily shows.

Other acts at the 2017 Show:

Manila Strings/Viva Manila

Manila Strings and Viva Manila performed with an extensive repertoire of hits. 

Conor the Capall

The Dublin Horse Show wouldn’t be the same without its mascot Conor The Capall, who trotts around all day, every day, always ready to pose for a selfie!

Yer Man's Puppets

Magical, imaginative and funny storytelling is to be expected from Yer Man’s Puppets Show. This perfectly crafted puppet show entertained, inspired and amazed all the family on the Band Lawn.

The Havana Club Trio

In 2017 we sampled the sounds and atmosphere of Havana in Dublin. This Latin walkabout trio played Cuban and Latin music as they went, bringing sunshine and cheer throughout the grounds of the RDS. The stylish trio, dressed in white suits and Panama hats, performed their unique playlist, which included a great mix of chart hits and salsa. 

Irish Dance Showcase

It wouldn’t be a true Irish summer programme without including some fancy footwork and Irish dancing! In 2017 young, talented dancers performed a mix of contemporary and traditional Irish dance on the band lawn and popped up around the grounds for impromptu ceili dance moments.

Kids' Fun
The ever popular Kids' Zone will keep the kids entertained with an inflatable slide and bouncing castle, an activity zone, as well as face painting and pony rides.

From Dancing Fish to Fiddling Foxes, Gardaí on (inflatable!) horseback and Friendly Celtic Giants, the Dublin Horse Show has a whole host of new characters to meet and greet during your visit to the Show.

Equestrian Entertainment

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In 2017 we had the equestrian artistry and acrobatics of Lorenzo the Flying Frenchman, who will performed twice daily. It was 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.


A full Entertainment Programme will be made available for 2018 in the summer.