Dublin Horse Show

Wednesday 14th August - Sunday 18th August 2024

What is there to see and do?
 

 

Team Hiho are excited to be back at Dublin Horse Show for 2024, where we exhibited here many, many years ago. 

Dublin Horse Show is the ultimate summer equestrian entertainment show, from captivating showing to gripping National and International Showjumping classes culminating in the Longines Grand Prix of Ireland, a fun-filled programme of Pony Club Games which will have you on the edge of your seats cheering the teams on, to enchanting bridleless, liberty demonstrations from Artist and Equestrienne, Alizée Froment. 

 

For 4 packed days, the team at the Dublin Horse Show alongside world class equestrian sport, visitors can enjoy an array of family entertainment and special guests including equestrian influencer and YouTuber, Esme Higgs, a.k.a ‘This Esme’ all within the grounds of the RDS (Royal Dublin Society) in Ballsbridge, Dublin with Dublin’s tranquil coastal villages less than 30 minutes away from the bustling city centre. 

 

When it comes to shopping, there is over 300 trade stands to browse and immerse yourself within. From our own exclusive equestrian inspired sterling silver jewellery to equestrian and country clothing, jewellery, homewares and gifts, you’ll find something that’ll catch your eye without doubt. 

With 7 on-site restaurants and bars, alongside dozens of food truck options and food markets, there is no shortness of choice to be had when it comes to finding something to eat and drink. 

 

What should I wear:

 

For general admission, there is no set dress code, though we’d recommend comfortable footwear as there are 8 rings over the 43-acre site, and smart casual attire. Perhaps bring a lightweight jacket with you in the event of rain or cold weather, but given its mid-August timing, you should be able to enjoy the summer sun if the luck of the Irish has any say in the matter!  

The highly anticipated Ladies Day takes place on the Thursday each year, seeing Irish style and elegance come together in a prestigious Best Dressed competition. 

 

Is there parking?

 

Nearby parking is available and there is a free shuttle bus that runs regularly from the carparks to the venue.  

 

Is it wheelchair accessible? 

 

We know some of our customers use wheelchairs or have limited mobility, and so this is always something we look for. The UCD carpark is wheelchair accessible, and the Meridian carpark has a limited number of accessible parking spaces which are reserved for those with disabled parking permits. There are a limited number of wheelchairs to hire at the venue if need be and there is accessible viewing, and a covered viewing platform in the Main Arena. Accessible toilets are also available on site. 

Depending on whether you’re local, or you’re heading down for a couple of days away, soaking up the vibrant Irish culture surrounded by hundreds of horses and ponies sounds like a perfect way to spend your time.  

If you’re visiting, we’d love to see you, so do stop by and say hello.