Dublin Horse Show
The Horse Show is a Dublin institution. A celebration of Ireland's affinity with the horse, the Dublin Horse Show has the best show horses and the best international show jumpers compete for honours. It is one of Ireland's largest events, a highlight of the summer, each year welcoming tens of thousands of people from Ireland and all over the world. Dylan Hotel is located only a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride to the Dublin Horse Show.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Dublin Horse Show, 15th-19th August.
Shopping at the Show
The biggest shopping centre in Dublin is located at the Dublin Horse Show - From libraries of equestrian books to the perfect dress for a night out, there’s really something for everyone at the Show. Over 300 trade stands from all over the world, offering art and antiques, rare books jewellery, fashion, house and home ideas plus equestrian offerings, each year it just gets better & better! There are lots of bargains to be had at the Horse Show each year so come on down to the biggest shopping centre in Dublin during August 15 - 19 2012
Music and Entertainment
Every year the Horse Show provides the finest in music and entertainment to its patrons
The crowd pleasing Tropical Storm returned to the bandstand last year to brighten the spirits of all visitors to the Show! Since their arrival in Ireland in 2005, Tropical storm have brought the unique serenading style from the Indian Ocean and Caribbean to Ireland. A huge hit with a wide range of audiences this year they hope to bring out the biggest crowd over to enjoy their easy listening, highly entertaining covers of all the classics from five generations (now with some Irish ballads added too!)
Band members Des, Edward & Rod combine previous experience from a number of acts very popular in Thailand to form Manila Strings. They have established their own following throughout Ireland with their rhythmic style of hits everyone loves. The percussion gives a big act dimension to their performance on the band stand while providing the more intimate sound of a traditional serenade
‘4 in a Bar’
This award winning Barbershop Quartet – IABS National Champions for the last 2 years - performed some old traditional Barbershop classics mixed with modern chart hits. They performed at various locations at the Show on Thursday and Friday.
A lively four piece band playing many classic favourites at the Band Lawn each day of the Show. Sit back and listen to all your favourites as the band gets the crowd into a party atmosphere! Back again by popular demand.
‘The Garda Band’
Always a welcome addition to the festivities at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. The Garda Band performs at many national events and other major venues and we were delighted to have them perform their big band sound here to add to the ceremonial atmosphere on Nations Cup Day.
We were privileged and delighted to welcome the Alphorn Academy of Switzerland for a unique visit to the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. This group of Swiss musicians comprises 33 performers who played folk and traditional pieces and a classic item from their repertoire. The unique style of their music added contrast to the entertainment at the Show.
There’s more to the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show than meets the eye, in fact, all the senses are engaged and entertained in this five day pageant of colour, music and delight that will dazzle children of all ages