Thursday 8 December 2016

Horse Show is one of substance

Published 05/08/2010 | 07:50

IT is easy to be glib and point to big public music and sports events, like Oxegen or a Munster final, as evidence that the Irish spirit and love of the craic cannot be stifled by hard times.

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All too easy to minimise the country's very real problems by adding a dash of frivolity, a touch of escapism.

However, in the case of the Dublin Horse Show, we have a very real manifestation of the resilience of the nation. A recent consultants' report estimated that, although the Horse Show itself operates on a break-even basis, it nevertheless pumps about €42m into the economy.

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