TREO Eile is hosting its Christmas Pro-Celebrity Showjumping Fundraiser at the Emerald Equestrian Centre in Enfield, Co Kildare, on Thursday, December 15th.

The event will showcase the very best of Ireland’s retrained racehorses who will compete on teams of four in a timed competition, starting at 6pm.

All riders will jump a track of 15 fences with fastest completions winning the coveted Horse Racing Ireland Perpetual Trophy and a variety of gifts from class sponsor Connolly’s Red Mills.

The competition has attracted some of the racing industry’s brightest stars including Rachael Blackmore, Davy Russell and Patrick Mullins, while former champions Robbie Power and Nina Carberry will also be lining out along with international eventing riders Patrick Whelan, Sarah Wardell and Gillian Beale King.

Galway international show jumper Jessica Burke will walk the course with the squads.

Hosts for the annual event include Racing TV’s Kevin O’Ryan who commented: “This fundraiser is such a fun evening and includes the very best humans and equines from both the racing and sports horse industries.

“It highlights the adaptability of thoroughbreds and how well they can transition and compete in other disciplines. There are now lots more opportunities for retiring racehorses and the Treo Eile programme encourages their participation.”

The event is preceded by the Moyglare Stud Parade of Champions where, amongst others, Tiger Roll, Al Boum Photo, Douvan and Hurricane Fly will feature and be shown to the public.

The opportunity for a ‘selfie’ with the stars could also make some dreams come true so be sure to book your tickets well in advance.