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Belfast Horse Show gallops towards November

Sheridan Promotions have confirmed that plans for the exciting new Belfast International Horse Show are well under way with the release this week of some of the biggest names in World Show Jumping, which coincides with the announcement that ticket sales for the event have been impressive.

Irish European Champions, Jessica Kurten, Peter Charles, Kevin Babington and Dermott Lennon (current World Show Jumping Champion) have confirmed their wish to participate at the event. While Cian O’Connor, Conor Swail and British riders Michael and John Whitaker, Robert Smith, Di Lampard and Nick Skelton have also joined the prestigious line up. The first of the European riders to confirm attendance at the event is Switzerland’s, Marcus Fuchs, with others being released shortly.

In addition Mike Tucker, leading television commentator and Nick Brooks-Ward, from the fabulous Olympia Horse Show have been named as commentators for the Belfast event with other officials released reading like a who’s who in the world of celebrity and equestrian sport.

Showing his support, Charles Hanley chairman of the Show Jumping Association of Ireland commented, 'The SJAI are delighted that an International event of this calibre is taking place. We feel the show is an ideal end to the season and will provide our own riders with the opportunity to compete against the world's best at international level on home ground, instead of having to travel abroad. We also see this new event as a celebration of Ireland's success in our sport while giving our younger or less experienced riders the exposure they need to an event of this calibre since loosing our World Cup at Milstreet and the SJAI greet this exciting event with open arms.'

Extending their already impressive list of sponsor’s for the BIIHS, Ireland’s largest auction house Wilson’s’ Auction’s and exclusive florist chain, Floral Earth have been added to the stable of leading businesses already supporting the show.

Formed in Northern Ireland over 60 years ago, Wilson’s Auctions Ltd are the largest auction house in Ireland and one of the largest in the UK, holding regular auctions of cars, office furniture and commercial vehicles, cherished numbers, commercial and residential property, antiques and fine arts.

Group Operations Manager Peter Johnston said, ‘We are proud to be associated with the BIIHS and being aware of the vast audience potential we feel this is an ideal outlet for the promotion of our business.’

Floral Earth is a contemporary flower shop located on the exclusive Lisburn Road, Belfast where they lead the way in a new wave of floral design and customer service.

Proprietor Tim Kirkpatrick said, ‘I am honoured and delighted to be associated with such a prestigious event as BIIHS.’

Carmel McCann from Sheridan Promotions confirmed, ‘We are delighted to have such prestigious businesses in our sponsorship portfolio, interest in the event has been outstanding and negotiations continue with a number of interested parties. Ticket sales for the show have been amazing at this early stage and we would advise those wishing to attend the show to purchase their tickets now while they are still available ’

Tickets for The Belfast Indoor International Horse Show are on sale now at Odyssey Arena Box Office, telephone 028 9073 9074, and all Ticketmaster outlets, telephone 0870 243 4455.


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