Making a Show of Yourself Part 2 – Tack & Turnout

Rider Turnout Aim to look professional, tidy and workmanlike. Footwear – Adults long leather boots. (leather short boots and gaiters may be permitted, check rules of class). Adults cannot show in short boots only. Children under 12, short boots with jod clips. Children over 12, as per adults. Have your groom wipe your boots beforeContinue reading “Making a Show of Yourself Part 2 – Tack & Turnout”

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Ladies Day, Like A Lady

This year, at the 2015 Discover Ireland Dublin Horseshow, I did something I’d never done before. I did ladies day, dressed up like a lady. Normally at the horseshow I would be dressed comfortably and found either shopping, photographing, grooming or working on an article. This year I was invited to a lunch and aContinue reading “Ladies Day, Like A Lady”

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

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 highContinue reading “A Shopaholics Guide to Shopping at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show”

To Compete, Perchance to Win. Ladies Side Saddle Returns to the 2014 RDS Dublin Horse show

When the ladies side saddle class returned to the show ring in the 2014 RDS Dublin Horseshow it was not filled with professional riders on professional show horses. Instead the ring was filled with a variety of horses and riders that served as a beautiful demonstration of versatility. The majority of these riders were notContinue reading “To Compete, Perchance to Win. Ladies Side Saddle Returns to the 2014 RDS Dublin Horse show”

RDS Dublin Horse Show – Things To Look Out For

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 everContinue reading “RDS Dublin Horse Show – Things To Look Out For”

Oops….I Did It Again

  I went to the RDS Dublin Horse Show last week which can only mean one thing, well two things. 1. Cups of strawberries covered in chocolate (which ends up with me covered in chocolate) and 2. Shopping. Last week in an attempt to control myself I set myself a very specific short list ofContinue reading “Oops….I Did It Again”