Monday 22 January 2018

Dublin Horse show expected to pump €40m into economy

Louise Hogan

Louise Hogan

MORE than 100,000 horse lovers are expected to deliver a €40m injection into the economy next month as the Dublin Horse Show kicks off.

Michael Ring, Minister of State for Tourism, said the long established event brings a lot of visitors from within Ireland and from abroad into Dublin for the five day event.

The annual event is running a week later than usual, from August 15 to 19, due to the Olympics.

Michael Duffy, chief executive of the RDS, said they believed the Olympics would have little effect on visitor numbers and early ticket sales were "satisfactory".

The 139th Horse Show has a prize fund of €944,010, with 131 classes and competitions, 87 showing classes, 29 show jumping classes and 15 international show jumping competitions.

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