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Less Than Two Weeks To Go To The Show -Kerrygold Horse Show Starts Wednesday 7 August 2002

There are only two weeks to go to the sporting and social event of the summer - the 2002 Kerrygold Horse Show - 7 - 11 August 2002 at the RDS, Ballsbridge.

"Ireland deserves some sun this summer and we are hoping for five days of sunshine to match the atmosphere and mood of the Show," said Gerry McAuliffe, Kerrygold Horse Show Director.

Seven full teams will compete in the Kerrygold Nation's Cup for the Aga Khan Challenge Trophy at 3pm on Friday 9 August 2002 - Great Britain, Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and Ireland.

The leading international and national riders will be competing in the Main Arena international competitions. Some renowned riders attending include: Peter Charles and Cian O'Connor (IRL); Tim Stockdale and Robert Smith (GBR); Clare Bronfman (USA); Roelof Bril (Netherlands); Patrice Delaveau (FR); and Philippe Lejeune (BEL).

Over 1500 horses will compete in 127 showing classes and competitions with in excess of €415,000 in prize money given out and 52 trophies presented.

Every square metre of commercial space has been filled with 236 companies exhibiting their wares. There are 59 companies coming to Ireland from the UK and Europe with some from as far afield as Italy.

The most stylishly dressed lady on Thursday 8 August 2002, Ladies' Day, will get to drive home in a fabulous new SEAT Leon worth €18,060.

The Guinness Jazz Band will be performing daily at lunch and Macnas will be performing their new show, 'The Fascinating Adventures of Captain Zoom Zoom and his Flying Minstrel Dwing' on the Band Lawn three times daily.

General Admission to the Show is €11 for adults and €7 for children, students and senior citizens. Pre-purchased stand tickets range from €20 - €33 for adults and €15.00 to €28 for children, students and senior citizens. Book online at or phone 01 668 0866. Pre-purchase bookings of 10 or more stand tickets receive a 10% discount.


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