Money At The 2002 Kerrygold Horse Show Increases 12 Per Cent
7 - 11 August 2002
Royal Dublin Society has increased the prize money at the 2002 Kerrygold
Horse Show by 12 per cent in 2002 to continue to attract the best
jumping and showing competitors.
richest competition at the Show, the Kerrygold International Grand
Prix, will have a total prize fund of €96,000 an increase of
€13,000 over 2001, ranking the competition as one of the most
lucrative on the European jumping circuit. The winner will take
money for the Kerrygold Classic has increased by €8,400 to
€15,000 and the Kerrygold Speed Championship sees an increase
of €4,000 to €15,000. The Kerrygold Six Bar, which replaces
the Kerrygold Relay has increased by €5,000 to €11,500.
"It's not the prize money alone which attracts the top international
riders to the Show. It's the prestige of competing at one of the
best shows in the world and the craic that surrounds it. It's also
considered one of the best social events on the annual equestrian
circuit," says Gerry McAuliffe, Kerrygold Horse Show Director.
the five days of the 2002 Kerrygold Horse Show in excess of €415,000
in prize money will be given out and 21 cups and trophies presented
to the champions. The combined value of the 52 Perpetual Cups &
Trophies is €294,857.
most valuable trophy, the original Pembroke Cup, is now worth €33,000.
This cup was won out in 1927 by Owen Ryan and his daughter, the
late Sheila Ryan re-presented it to the Society in 1996 in memory
of her father. The trophy is presented to the overall best filly
in several classes.