The RDS Dublin Horse Show - Day 2

Fiona Molloy on 08 August 2014

It’s Aga Khan Day here at the Dublin Horse Show and the crowds have been flocking in since early this morning. There’s a full programme of competitions and events, but all eyes will be watching the Nations Cup which starts at 3pm in the Main Arena. Ireland are in a relegation battle and the squad will be hoping for a good result this afternoon. The squad selected by Robert Splaine is Darragh  Kenny and Imothep , Bertram Allen with Molly Malone V, Dermott Lennon with Loughview Lou Lou, Denis Lynch and All Star 5 and Cian O’Connor Quidam’s Cherie.

Thursday was all about Ladies Day. Hundreds of women arrived in style to the RDS Bandlawn hoping to catch the eye of judge Philip Treacey for the coveted Blossom Hill Prize. It was Lisa Regan from Galway that was crowned winner of the ‘Highly Commended Outfit’ at the Blossom Hill Ladies' Day

Across the road in Simmonscourt, there was stiff competition in the 128, 138 and 148cm classes as the young riders battled for their spot in the main arena final. The qualifiers have now decided who will compete in the final but the winners of each class and the winners can be particularly proud of their performance.

The 128cm qualifier was won by Rhys Williams on board Little Lord of The Hills owned by his father Adrian. Beth Doherty came out tops in the 138cm class with X Scream and the 148cms qualifier was won by Abby Mortan and Tynan Bo Bo Bear. All the pony jumping action will now be in the Main Arena in the remaining three days of the show. To keep up to date with all the Dublin Horse Show results. 

The RED MILLS Team had a busy day, not only meeting visitors to the stand but we also welcomed Buck Brannaman to the stand. The Horse Whisper will be joining us at the RED MILLS Stand each day after his displays to sign autographs, pose for photos and chat to everyone. For your chance to meet Buck, pop to our stand after his displays taking place over the next few days. 

Tags: Aga Khan, Dublin Horse Show, Nations Cup