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)
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.”
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.”
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