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EQUESTRIAN ➤ HORSES - SUN 25TH JUNE 2023 ➤ RIDING HORSES, SUN 25th JUNE, 2023 ➤ SIDE SADDLE Sat 24th Jun 2023 - Sun 25th Jun 2023

Please do not enter RDS qualifier if you have already qualified for the RDS at a previous qualifier, as it could inadvertently block someone else’s chance of qualifying for Dublin. Qualifying places do not pass down along the line. Please enter the separate ladies side saddle class (class 107) in this case to get your practice in and to gain your points towards the Side Saddle Ireland league.

RDS Ladies’ Side-Saddle Class:

Open to MARES or GELDINGS, 5 years old or over.

To be ridden side-saddle by riders who have attained their 16th birthday by 1 January 2024.

Aim: To promote, present and preserve the art of side-saddle riding.

Rules: The rider’s ability and turnout, and the way of going, manners, conformation and movement of the horse will be considered as part of the adjudication.

Horse and rider combinations entered in the Ladies’ Side-Saddle class are not eligible to compete in the Intermediate Side-Saddle qualifiers for the Dublin Horse Show.

Qualification: The top three horse and rider combinations at this qualifier will be eligible to enter and compete at the 2024 Dublin Horse Show.

This class is also affilated to the Side Saddle Irl League - A Side Saddle Ireland rosette will be presented to the 4 highest placed members in the class. A Best Rider rosette will be presented to the ‘Best Rider’ among those members. A ‘Best Turned Out’ rosette sponsored by Carr & Day & Martin will be awarded to the best turned out member combination in the class. Members may gain points towards our new National Side Saddle Championship League by competing in this class- please see for the league rules.  Affiliated to Side Saddle Ireland.

EQUESTRIAN - Opening Notes

Premises Registration

As from 1 May 2012, any premises (which includes shows, fairs and markets) where horses or other equines are gathered must be registered with the Department.  Owners/persons in charge of such gatherings are required to submit a completed application form for registration and to keep records of movements on/off their premises.

Records must be retained for at least 3 years as they may be required by the Department for the purposes of tracing disease. Records required are

  • The name and address of the owner/person in charge of the premises from which the equine came
  • The premises registration number from which the equine came and
  • Passport number/UELN number of the animal

It is important therefore that Show organisers should contact their local Regional Veterinary Office in advance so that consideration can be given to compliance with the requirements outlined above.

Equine Identification

All Equines (which include horses, ponies and donkeys) must be identified in accordance with EU and national legislation.

  • It is an offence to be in possession of an equine that is not properly identified. 
  • Equine passports must be issued by approved Passport Issuing Organisations [PIOs] not later than 12 months from the date of birth of the animal and, in any event before the equine leaves the establishment of birth for a period exceeding 30 days, except in limited circumstances.  The passport is valid for the lifetime of the animal.  A list of the PIOs approved by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine is set out in Appendix 5.
  • Microchip - all equines issued with a passport after 1st July 2009 must have a corresponding microchip implanted by a veterinarian, the details of which are recorded in the passport and in the central equine database, thereby creating a link between the passport and the animal.

In respect of each equine in their care, a keeper must ensure that

  • the equine is registered with an approved PIO;
  • the animal’s passport is issued in accordance with EU and national legislation;
  • they are in compliance with the provisions of the legislation whereby the passport issued in respect of the equine must accompany the animal whenever it is moved to events such as shows, sales and to slaughter plants, etc.
HORSES - SUN 30TH JUNE 2024 - Opening Notes

To enter a qualifying class, the relevant show class must also be entered.

RING 5 - RIDING HORSES, SUN 30th JUNE, 2024 FROM 10AM - Opening Notes

Judging in this ring commences at 10.00am


SIDE SADDLE - Opening Notes




Ring 5
Entry Fee:  
Prizes:   1st - Rosette , 2nd - Rosette , 3rd - Rosette , 4th - Rosette , 5th - Rosette
Class is currently closed for entry.