Stena Line has been confirmed as the new title sponsor of the Dublin Horse Show for the next two years.
The Show, which takes places at the RDS Arena in Ballsbridge, Dublin, from 8-12 August, is not only the highlight of the equestrian calendar in Ireland but it is also one of the most iconic social events of the year attracting over 100,000 visitors annually.
In addition to world class international equestrian competitions the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show will also include a range of other activity, including over 300 shopping stalls, roving entertainment, food and drink outlets around the grounds and National Show Jumping finals for all ages.
Diane Poole, Travel Commercial Manager Irish Sea South at Stena Line commented:
“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.”
Michael Duffy, Chief Executive of the RDS, welcomed the Stena Line sponsorship of the Show, stating:
“We are delighted to have Stena Line on board for this year’s Dublin Horse Show. 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.”
The Stena Line 2018 Dublin Horse Show will take place from August 8-12 at the RDS and will see over 1,500 horses and ponies competing across 132 classes and competitions.
Ticket information for the 2018 Dublin Horse Show can be found at www.dublinhorseshow.com.