Horse Show News
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
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 OConnor,
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 Switzerlands, Marcus Fuchs, with others being
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 whos who in the world of celebrity and equestrian sport.
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.'
their already impressive list of sponsors for the BIIHS, Irelands
largest auction house Wilsons Auctions and exclusive
florist chain, Floral Earth have been added to the stable of leading
businesses already supporting the show.
in Northern Ireland over 60 years ago, Wilsons 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.
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.
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.
Tim Kirkpatrick said, I am honoured and delighted to be associated
with such a prestigious event as BIIHS.
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
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.