Sunday 20 August 2017

'Tatts 2017 is so much more than just horse trials'

Camilla Speirs, right, at her eventing yard in Athy, Co Kildare, with Ben Hobday and Emma
Carmichael to launch the Tattersalls Trials & Country Fair. Photo: Doug O’Connor
Camilla Speirs, right, at her eventing yard in Athy, Co Kildare, with Ben Hobday and Emma Carmichael to launch the Tattersalls Trials & Country Fair. Photo: Doug O’Connor

Chai Brady

Spectators are promised all the fun of the fair at this year's Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair.

Some of the world's top eventing riders will be on show this June bank holiday weekend at the event in Fairyhouse, Ratoath, Co Meath.

Competitor Camilla Speirs praised the variety on offer for families.

"All the best names in the world come to compete at Tatts. It's so friendly, you've got a great course, a great atmosphere and a beautiful setting.

"They've built it up so much over the years, there's great activities for spectators. There's shops, a kids area, there's so much going on, there's something for everyone - it's more than just a horse trials," she said.

The internationally renowned event will run from May 31 to June 4.

Tatts combines world-class sport with a quintessential country fair and is renowned as one of the countryside events of the summer.

Tattersalls Ireland managing director Roger Casey said: "We are proud to play host to some of the best riders in the world at Tatts 2017."

Irish Independent

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