26/07/08 THE Ward Union International Horse Show runs at Tattersall's in Co. Meath this weekend, finishing on Sunday with a 20,000 euro Grand Prix.
National and international show jumping classes will run side-by-side, and this evening (Saturday) there will be a Speed Derby open to all comers, and pitting international show jumpers against a variety of equestrian opposition, including hunt members and the jockey Paul Carberry.
After the 20,000 euro Ward Union Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon a novelty event will feature Diarmuid's Pony Kids (as seen on tv) lining up with a celebrity rider to compete in a one-off event. Each Pony Kid will be paired with a personality like Ruby Walsh, Paul Carberry, an international Army rider, a GAA star and the earlier Grand Prix winner. The fastest combined time will win the class.
Sunday at Tattersall's will also see a qualifying competition for the famous Hunt Chase Final, to be held at the Failte Ireland Dublin Horse Show in August.
The Tattersall's show has been ranked as a CSI Two-Star by the world governing body, the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale).