Minister Creed launches The Underwriting Exchange Jumping In The City 2016
- 6 July 2016, 08:41
Horse Sport Ireland have officially launched this year’s ‘Underwriting Exchange’ Jumping In The City, which will take place on August 5th in Shelbourne Park, Dublin. The unique event will this year celebrate an ‘Olympic’ themed Rio Carnival atmosphere, as August 5th will also see the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games taking place in Rio, where Ireland will have six riders competing along with one rider in the Paralympics.
Newly appointed Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, launched the event, which last year won the Best innovation in Irish Sport award.
Speaking at the launch, Minister Creed said: “Jumping In The City is an innovative spectacle bringing Show Jumping to a new audience. This welcome collaboration between Horse Sport Ireland and the Irish Greyhound Board, will provide the perfect appetizer for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio which commence the following day as we wish our seven Equestrian athletes competing at the Games the very best of luck.”
Ireland’s Show Jumping representative for the Olympic Games, Greg Broderick, competed at Jumping In The City in Shelbourne Park last year and intends to compete at the event again this year before he flies to Rio the next day.
Greg Broderick added: “Jumping In The City was a huge success last year and a competition I thoroughly enjoyed competing in. The atmosphere was electric and the stadium was packed, the Rio theme this year should add an extra dimension and I’m looking forward to being there,” he said.
The evening will include the West Wood/IFor Williams Amateur Speed class where the winner will receive a brand new 506 Double Horsebox,. The Devenish Puissance and The Underwriting Exchange Grand Prix will also take place on the night.
Corporate hospitality is selling out fast and people are recommended to book their tables asap by visiting www.horsesportireland.ie or phoning 1890 269 969.
Those wishing to compete at the event please visit www.horsesportireland.ie for a full schedule of events.