Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair returns to Ratoath, Co. Meath, from the 31st May to the 4th June 2017. Tattersalls combines the highest standard of equestrianism with good food, shopping, entertainment and family fun.
A host of the world’s top Eventing horses and riders are set to line-out at Tattersalls, as they compete in the equestrian triathlon of Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. The event also hosts the Irish leg of the FEI Nations Cup series, which takes place at 10 venues around the globe.
The Irish team for Tattersalls Nations Cup is made up of 4 Irish Sport Horses, with two of those being traditionally bred; Balham Houdini (ISH) ridden by Austin O’Connor, OLS Back Chat (ISH)(TIH) ridden by Cathal Daniels, Horseware Stellor Rebound (ISH) ridden by Sarah Ennis & with Imperial Sky (ISH) (TIH) ridden by Sam Watson.
Equestrian activity begins on Wednesday with the dressage phase of the CCI1* & CCIYH1* (6/7 YO) competitions and runs right through to Sunday evening with the CCI3* show jumping. A record 340 horse and rider combinations will compete over five days, representing a total of 10 nations.
Two full brothers compete against each other in the CCIYH Class, Malcolm X (ISH) (2011) and Black Ice (ISH) (2010). Both horses are by Vechta (KWPN) out of Brookhall Lady (ISH), by Touchdown (ISH) and bred by Judith McClelland (Down). Another full brother Shannador (ISH) (2009) competes in the Land Rover CCI1* class.
Irish bred horses make up 60% of all horses entered across the range of classes and represent 8 of the 10 nations competing.
The Country Fair runs from Friday to Sunday. The shopping village hosts over 100 diverse stands exhibiting a range of products from clothing to crafts to food, ensuring that there is something for everyone. There are also a number of hospitality areas and bars open to everyone.
For further details and to pre-purchase tickets, visit the Tattersalls website HERE
Make sure to stop by the Irish Horse Gateway stand in the shopping village for more information on buying Irish horses & ponies or becoming one of our registered sellers.
Full breeding details of the Irish bred horses competing at Tattersalls can be found HERE
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