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Launch of Mullingar International CSI2* Show

Staff at Mullingar Equestrian are in full swing as they prepared to host their ninth annual CSI 2* International Horse Show. The event which runs from Friday 3 to Bank Holiday Monday 6 June boasts a total prize fund of €100,000.

 

Show highlights include the Pegus Puissance, the Devenish Bet Show Jumping Live speed competition, the Pro Am Pairs Relay, the International Grand Prix, the Leading Young Rider, along with working hunter, showing, sportsman and up to 70 national classes, which start from 60 cm up to the very top level. This year also sees the introduction of the KORO D’OR’ Three Year Old Select Performance Competition & Sale, which will take place on the Saturday evening of the show. In recent weeks the show has attracted a large interest from overseas riders, with entries at this point up on previous years.

 

As well as the packed equestrian schedule, there is much to do to entertain the family.  The “Entertainment Village”  is full of free kid’s activities including the the Agri Aware education farm, Pony Rides as well the as Food and Craft Area, trade stands, live music, a picnic area, Dog Show plus much more. The famous Tractor Ted will also be making his appearance on Bank Holiday Monday as will Farmer John Fagan from the Big Week on the Farm, that aired recently on RTE.

Speaking at the launch, Robert Fagan said “Mullingar International Horse Show has has grown tremendously over the years. This is due to our continuous innovative projects, improved facilities and the support of our loyal patrons. We have worked and continue to work with the equestrian industry to progress with the times.”

“This year the show is delighted to be hosting the final of the Bet Show Jumping Live Speed Championships and we are very grateful for the support we have from our lead sponsor Devenish. Last year this competition brought a new dimension to show jumping  through the live betting. In a bid to bring more people into the sport, we have a range of sponsorship packages and this year we are introducing a new package which will allow companies and equestrian supporters to become involved for an affordable price. This package will allow sponsors to entertain guests at the ringside” he added.

 

Pictured at the launch; Robert Fagan, Show Director, Francis Connors, Winner of the 2015 Devenish Bet Showjumping Live Class, Richard Kennedy, Devenish Group CEO and John Fagan from RTE’s ‘Big Week on the Farm’.

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