Jumping In The City wins Best Innovation in Sport award

  • 5 November 2015, 21:59

HORSE Sport Ireland tonight (Thursday) won the “Best Innovation in Sport” award at the Sport Industry Awards 2015 organised by the Federation of Irish Sport.

One of three shortlisted, the Jumping In The City initiative that saw top level show jumping take place in Irish greyhound stadia during the summer, took the winner’s trophy at the ceremony held in the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin.

The award, sponsored by The Sunday Business Post, was given to Jumping In The City under various criteria, including “seizing an opportunity to create a new market or industry”, creating an “effective communication strategy around the innovation”, and producing “an immediate and likely longer term impact on sport”.

Jumping In The City saw large crowds flock to see top international riders and horses compete during the month of June, 2015, at Limerick and Cork greyhound stadia, with the final held in Shelbourne Park, Dublin.

Revenue from the initiative also helped support Special Olympics Ireland Equestrian Athletes travelling to represent Ireland at the World Summer Games 2015.

Jumping In The City was launched by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD at an event in Shelbourne Park in April.

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