THE countdown is on to the annual Tattersalls Ireland July Show, which will be held this year on July 27th and 28th.

An action-packed weekend is promised, featuring a range of show jumping and showing classes.

The show will once again be run in aid of St Francis Hospice.

It will also feature a qualifier for the Treo Eile Showing Pathway Series, the final of which will take place at the Royal Meath Show in September.

Pictured to celebrate the launch of the show are Commandant Geoff Curran of the Army Equitation School, International show jumper Niamh McEvoy, Maggi Caffrey and Ivan Ryan (all mounted) with Christy Murphy (Chairman, SJI), Stephen O’Connor (Underwriter’s Exchange), Claire Silke (PlusVital) and Jenny Gaffney (Horse Sport Ireland) \ photo by Laurence Dunne