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A Shopaholics Guide to Shopping at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show

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1. Don’t drag your purchases around with you.

I didn’t know for years that there is actually a cloak room area in the main hall where you can leave your purchases and collect them when you are leaving, all for a small fee. For years I was the plank walking around, wide as I am high with shopping, sweating buckets with bag handles cutting the circulation off from my fingers while other shoppers bashed into me. The other upside to the cloak room is that once free from your earlier purchases, you forget how much you already bought and can go do it all again. Your welcome!

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RDS Dublin Horse Show – Things To Look Out For

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A teenager that looks like a Spooks or Kingsland stall threw up on them.

 

A child with a face plastered in chocolate or ice cream.

 

A child crying because they want ice cream.

 

A pony with a cracking jump.

 

A child jumping higher on a 12.2 pony than you would ever have the balls to attempt on a horse.

 

A bored looking non horsey dad.

 

An inappropriately dressed groom (bonus point if they are getting asked to leave the ring at the time).

 

Stewards deep in discussion.

 

A lady wearing tweed and pearls.

 

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A dog.

 

A man carrying a bale of hay on his back.

 

A farrier.

 

Someone bawling crying because they won.

 

Someone bawling crying because they lost

 

Someone bawling because they fell off.

 

A horse and rider getting gated.

 

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A near miss at a fence.

 

A shopaholic carrying more than four different shopping bags.

 

Someone frantically washing a horse that is meant to be grey.

 

Someone lunging a horse in the warm up ring.

 

An international rider signing an autograph.

 

A photographer taking a picture of a photographer.

 

A horse bouncing about while getting presented with a rosette and prize.

 

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A winner.

 

Someone trying and failing at haggling with a seller.

 

People hugging.

 

Someone who clearly spent too long at the long bar.

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A lady dressed in side saddle attire (bonus point if they are not on or with a horse).

 

A lady who cannot walk in her heels.

 

Someone in a tweed mini skirt or short shorts.

 

People in a long toilet queue looking agitated.

 

A lady in a hat the size of a satellite dish.

 

A grumpy child having their hair done by an adult.

 

A rug addict excitedly buying and then trying to carry several bargain priced rugs.

 

Someone trying stuff on in the middle of a shop.

 

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