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Out and about at the Royal Dublin Society

Friday, 18 August 2023
CSIO5* Dublin Horse Show 2023

The Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge hosts the annual Dublin Horse Show – one of the highlights in the international showjumping calendar – and this year was the 148th edition of the event. 

Dublin Horse Show is one of Ireland's largest events; each year welcoming tens of thousands of people from Ireland and all over the world. It's a lot more going on at the RDS than international showjumping though; there is a wide range of performance and showing classes for different types of horses and ponies, and there is national showjumping too. 

Here we take a look back at some of all the action at the RDS last week.

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Photo © Mackenzie Clark For the international showjumpers, the week started with the trot-up. Here's Martin Fuchs' long-time groom Sean Vard who looked very happy to be back on home soil.

Photo © Mackenzie Clark With love from Bosty!

Photo © Mackenzie Clark The many different performance and showing classes attract a lot of interest at the RDS.

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Dublin Horse Show is full of traditions and we love it!

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Here two of the cutest competitors.

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Equestrian entertainment in the main arena.

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Pony Club Games!

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Having fun together during the race.

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Home hero Conor Swail with fans.

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Back to the showjumping, Commandant Geoff Curran and Bishops Quarter won the Defender Puissance...

Photo © Mackenzie Clark ...and Commandant Curran punched the air in delight when clearing the massive 2.25m wall cheered on by the crowds at a fully seated RDS.

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Daniel Delsart gave the crowds some extra entertainment.

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Cian O'Connor and Conor Swail on home soil.

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Ireland's own Shane Sweetnam and Out Of The Blue SCF kicked off the international showjumping with a home win in the 1.60m Sport Ireland Classic.

Photo © Mackenzie Clark While Richard Howley and Consulent de Prelet Z took the top honours for the hosts in Thursday's 1.60m Cashel Palace Hotel Stakes.

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Nothing quite like a home win for an Irish rider in Dublin...

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Bertram Allen and Edison de Hus brought home another Irish win in Saturday's 1.50m Dublin Stakes sponsored by H5 Sport Horses.

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Ireland's Daniel Coyle and Gisborne VDL racing through the finish line in the Dublin Stakes, to finish 2nd.

Photo © Mackenzie Clark The fences in Dublin are absolutely fantastic and here are just a few of them...

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Kisses from Dublin Horse Show!

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Over and out from this photo special, with Nicolas Pizarro.

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