Team show jumping championships the big feature this weekend

It’s Friday, it’s Aga Khan Cup day. At the RDS today, eight teams line out in one of the world’s finest grass show jumping arenas to challenge for one of the sport’s most prestigious Nations Cup competitions. Ireland jump in seventh position. Read more about our team on the Horse Sport Ireland website.

On Sunday the focus switches to the amateur side of the sport with the final of the AIRC’s Horseware Team Show Jumping Championships in the Simmonscourt arena. Our club may not have made it to the final but we have plenty of happy memories of the qualifier in Claremorris. Tynagh Riding Club from Galway were the victors on that day in early May and they represent our Western region in Sunday’s big event. If you’re at the Horse Show on Sunday, cheer them on and imagine that we could be in their boots in 12 months’ time.

This year the championship will be the subject of a Horse & Country television broadcast. Find out more about this on the AIRC website.