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Lauren Adams on her pony Ravara Mohawkand and Annie Boland on her pony Sasha at the launch of the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Stena Line Dublin Horse Show

The votes are in.

Last week, with THREE free pairs of tickets the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Stena Line Dublin Horse Show on August  7-11 on offer, we asked you for your first memories of the horse show at the RDS, Ballsbride, Dublin 4.

You answered in your tens .

But there could only three winners (plus a bonus prize)

They were

Keith O’Sullivan “A few years ago I went with my wife (who is a horsey person) for the first time, my first memory of the place was thinking why the fupp didn’t I leave my wallet at home…”

Millie St Murderlark: “ I’ve never been lucky enough to attend a horse show but my daughter is absolutely horse mad and has been begging for horse riding lessons (which I will never be able to afford) along with a horse or unicorn of her own. I fear she’s setting herself up for disappointment.”.

Stepehen F:  “My mother going with her sisters and mother (my grandmother), would come home sunburnt, smelling of saddle wax and if Ireland won the Aga Khan full of gin and tonic. It used to mark the peak of summer when I was young, downhill to September and the return to school. She hasn’t gone in the past few years since my grandmother passed away, so putting forward a sob story to try and get her a couple of tickets to send her off with a sister or two and hope to have her retun full of gin and tonic after an Ireland win.”

Bonus Prize:

Janet, I Ate My Avatar: “My first memory of the horse show was begging a friend’s family to bring me, I’d been mucking out in exchange for the odd lesson, before that it was the Mrs McCann’s poney and no saddle and the mad dash up the street hanging on for dear life, I was horse mad, horse poster wallpaper, my own imaginary horse, I got to go, we won a back stage pass, I met my horse heros, they were the princes of horses, my wildest dreams, every jump I was on the back in my mind too, I flew, I’d love to go back and share it now with another horse mad wee girl.”

Thanks all.

Last week: Be A Stable Genius

Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Stena Line Dublin Horse Show

Scenes from last year’s Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Stena Line Dublin Horse Show

Enjoy horses?

Fancy a free day out?

Read on.

Nicole Osborne writes:

This year’s Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Stena Line Dublin Horse Show takes place from the 7th-11th August at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

With over 1,500 horses and ponies, 135 competitions, it’s one of the stand out events of the summer!

And making it extra special this year is the 100th anniversary of Ladies’ Day.

Not just a day for hats and gúnas, but a day for celebrating women in sport, which is how it became known as Ladies Day back in 1919.

A new addition for this year’s Show is the focus on wellness. At the heart of equestrianism is the relationship between the horse and rider. But what can we learn from such relationships?

Equine-assisted therapy is well established around the globe and this year visitors can hear from experts in this area and how to bring some of their learnings into your own life.

Expanding on this theme, BEO Wellness will bring a wealth of speakers on all manner of areas from food, to fitness, to style, fitting in perfectly with Ladies’ Day at the Show.

The Show has plenty more to offer visitors with some boutique fashion and craft offerings alongside equine products, from both home and abroad….

We have THREE (yes, three) Pairs of tickets to attend the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Stena Line Dublin Horse Show on any day.

To enter, Just tell us your first memory of the Horse Show.

Lines MUST close at 3.15pm EXTENDED until 6.15pm MIDNIGHT! 3AM

Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Stena Line Dublin Horse Show