Stabling rule in force at RDS

ALL exhibitors at the RDS must please vacate their stable as soon as their class is over, as per the Show rules. There will be some 1,500 horses and ponies going through the busy gates at Ballsbridge so the RDS team needs everyone to be mindful of, and comply with, the stabling rule which is set out in the entry rules.

Dublin Horse Show podcast

THE Irish Field’s Dublin Horse Show podcast is out now. Join Brendan McArdle, Isabel Hurley and Judith Faherty in studio to preview the 2023 show. They are joined by Aga Khan squad member Mikey Pender, showing expert Susan Finnerty, Breeders’ Championship hopeful Emelyn Heaps, Horse Show director Pat Hanly, plus junior reporter Jack McArdle talks to Conrad Sweeney about the pony show jumping classes taking place next week.

David Blake’s Claude sold to USA

DAVID Blake has sold his five-star Nations Cup winning horse Claude, owned by Pine Hollow Farm. The 11-year-old gelding has been part of Blake’s string since the end of 2022 and was previously ridden by Slovakia’s Patrik Majher. With Blake, the gelding had multiple top placings and the highest level and they were part of the winning five-star Nations Cup team in Langely, Canada in June. He has been sold to USA’s Elena Haas. Blake commented: “Thank you Claude for all the great days and memories you have brought us. A truly special animal that has been a pleasure to work with.”

Dressage HP committee appointed

HORSE Sport Ireland has appointed the dressage high performance committee and it comprises Simone Hession, (HP Advisory Group chairperson); Marguerite Kavanagh (Dressage Ireland chairperson); Petra Larkin (Dressage Ireland nominee) and Gerald Bloomer (Technical Advisor). The international riders representative will be appointed once the current international riders have selected a representative.

Chance to win coaching session

PLUSVITAL, equine science and nutrition company, is all about harnessing ‘The Vital Edge’. As part of this year’s Dublin Horse Show, Plusvital is partnering with mental performance coach Poppy Blandford to offer one lucky visitor to their trade stand the chance to win personal coaching sessions to harness their own ‘Vital Edge’.

Poppy specialises in equestrian sports and has built a strong reputation for her specialist ability to influence the performance of equestrian athletes both in competition and training. Those who want to enter simply have to visit the Plusvital stand S117, located in Simmonscourt, and share their own equestrian sporting goal on the interactive screen for a chance to win two one-on-one sessions with Poppy.

Plusvital will be exhibiting their full range of equine supplements and care products on a brand new trade stand. Visitors to the stand can have their individual supplement and nutritional queries answered by a member of the Plusvital team and avail of 20% off the complete range of supplement and care products, ‘Show Week’ offers and entry to ‘The Vital Edge x Poppy Blandford’ give away. Plusvital retail partners will also be offering 20% off for the duration of the Show (August 9th-13th) across the product range.

RoaleX Equestrian returns to RDS

ROALEX Equestrian and Country Wear is delighted to be returning to Dublin Horse Show next week. The new Autumn Winter 2023 clothing and footwear arriving for the event is perfect for all country enthusiasts.

RoaleX will have the signature Schöffel gilets and new seasonal colours available in the RM Williams boots. Alternatively, shop on-line at