The Show which attracts over 100,000 visitors each year is the highlight of the equestrian calendar in Ireland and this year’s event takes place from 8–12 August at the RDS, Dublin. Over 1,500 horses and ponies will compete across 132 classes and competitions during the five-day event.
Diane Poole, Travel Commercial Manager Irish Sea South at Stena Line commented on the new sponsorship deal: “We are thrilled to confirm our title sponsor of the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show 2018 which is now in its 145th year. As Ireland’s leading ferry company, partnering with such an iconic Irish event as the Dublin Horse Show provides a perfect opportunity for Stena Line to engage directly with a wider audience and further demonstrates our commitment and support for a range of communities across Ireland.”
“The show is a huge cultural event in Ireland each year, attracting thousands of horse enthusiasts from all over Ireland, UK and Europe and we hope we can help make this year’s event one of the biggest and best so far,” mentioned Diane.
“We are delighted to have Stena Line on board for this year’s Dublin Horse Show,” added Michael Duffy, Chief Executive of the RDS. “The Show is considered one of the best equestrian events in the world and we operate it on a non-profit basis so to make it the best showcase for the Irish Sport Horse industry that it can be. This export-led industry is worth over €800 million to the Irish economy and is a vital component of rural Ireland’s economy. Sponsorship such as with Stena Line is vital for the success of the Show and ultimately really beneficial for the Irish Sport Horse industry.”