Tattersalls attracts 320 International entries for 2013 Horse Trials

  • 12 May 2013, 13:46

A HOST of top International riders will compete at Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair 2013, including Jock Paget, hot from his success in last weekend’s Badminton Horse Trials, along with current World Number 1 and 2013 Rolex Kentucky Horse Trials winner Andrew Nicholson.

The Three Day Event, run in in association with Horse Sport Ireland, starts on Thursday May 30, and finishes with the show jumping phase on Sunday, June 2.

An incredible 320 horse and rider combinations will tackle Ian Stark’s jaw dropping cross country course at the Ratoath venue, which last saw current World Number 2 William Fox-Pitt dominate the event by winning the feature class, The Irish Field CCI3*, for the second consecutive year. This year he returns with Chilli Morning, whom he competed at the recent Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, aiming to complete the hat-trick.

Along with competitors from ten nations, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada, a strong Irish contingent will bid for top places at the Meath competition.

Aoife Clark, who finished in the top ten at Badminton last week, is joined at Tattersalls by fellow Irish Olympic team members Mark Kyle, Camilla Speirs, Joseph Murphy and Michael Ryan, as well as many other leading local combinations.

Roger Casey, Managing Director of Tattersalls Ireland, said today: “A year after the excitement of the London Olympics we are very much looking forward to welcoming back top Irish and international eventers.

“While all the action is an absolute must-see, Tatts is now also one of the top family days out over the June Bank Holiday weekend. We offer real value and top quality attractions to suit all tastes and ages. So make sure to mark your diaries and join us for what promises to be our best year yet.”

Tickets range from €5 for one day adult admission to €50 for a picnic pass (includes entry for 2 adults and 2 children). Public parking is free, or there is the option to avail of priority parking for an extra €10.

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