WITH over 400 horses and ponies competing in Ballsbridge last weekend across 18 competitions for a total of €135,000 in prize money, it proved just the jab in the arm that the Irish Sport Horse sector needed after the rollercoaster of the last 18 months.
Kevin Gallagher and Emerald Mystique were the winners of the seven-year-old RDS National Championships \ Rolf Stenberg Jumpinaction.net
RDS delight: Pictured at the RDS National Championships was (l-r) Wesley Byrne with CBI Bella Donna (owned by Kayleigh Soden, Leggettsrath Stables), Vincent Byrne, Liz Dore, Eleanor Byrne and James Weldon \ Laurence Dunne Jumpinaction.net
Smiling behind the masks at the RDS National Championships were (l-r) Mary Hokan, Nadia Rea and Alison Corbally of Horse Sport Ireland \ Laurence Dunne Jumpinaction.net
Meabh Bolger and MBF Celtic Claddagh won the four-year-old RDS National Championship \ Rolf Stenberg Jumpinaction.net
Concentrating: Tiernan Gill watching the three-year-olds performing at the RDS National Championships \ Laurence Dunne Jumpinaction.ne
Alex Finney and Absolutely Kingmar Z, winners of the 1.25m-1.30m Young Riders National Championship \ Rolf Stenberg Jumpinaction.net
A torrential downpour hit all the Young Riders competing last Saturday afternoon at the RDS National Championships, Niamh McEvoy (pictured) won the Young Rider Bursary \ Laurence Dunne Jumpinaction.net