The Dublin Horse Show has issued a reminder of the looming June 30 deadline for competitors.
The organisers say that entries must be received by the RDS on, or before, that deadline. The RDS has also asked those competitors who are already qualified to make their entries immediately.
The show has also announced that a new international competition will be introduced at this year’s event, offering the third largest prize of the week and bringing world ranking points to the RDS Main Arena on Thursday of the show.
The inaugural “Anglesea Serpentine Stakes” will offer a prize fund of €50,000, making it the third biggest prize money class at the Dublin Horse Show after the FEI Nations CupTM and the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland.
The new class will take place on Ladies’ Day, August 10, and is one of eight international competitions at the Dublin Horse Show in which riders can earn points for the Longines Jumping Rankings.
The new competition is in fact a merger of two previous classes: the Anglesea Stakes and the Serpentine Stakes. Perhaps anticipating this merger, last year Italy’s Lorenzo de Luca won both competitions back-to-back before going on to have one of the best shows of any rider in modern times.
The CSIO5*/CSIYH1* Dublin Show is one of only eight venues worldwide which host Nations’ Cups competitions, attracting the elite of the international show jumping circuit.
The total international prize fund of the Show is €644,500, of which €400,000 is evenly split between the FEI Nations CupTM and the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland. The Anglesea Serpentine Stakes will also act as an important qualifying competition for the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland held on the Sunday of the show.
Online ticket bookings and a provisional Programme of Events for the 2017 Dublin Horse Show are now available at www.dublinhorseshow.com