Dublin’s RDS hosted a reception earlier this week to announce the new dates for the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show 2012.
Usually held in early August, this year the iconic event will run from August 15th – 19th, allowing time for competitors involved in the 2012 Olympic Games in London to get to Dublin for one of the biggest equestrian and social events of the year.
Guests at the reception were treated to the laid-back sounds of Manila Strings whilst they enjoyed tasty nibbles, Blossom Hill Zinfandel, a side saddle display by Susan Oakes and her team and ice-cream cones from an ice cream van.
Familiar faces on the night included Ann Doyle, RTE’s Nuala Carey, TV and Radio Presenter Michael Hayes, Fair City’s Aoibhin Garrihy and Aoibheann McCaul, actress Nora Sheehan, Louis Copland, Norah Casey and a selection of Irish International riders who were warmly welcomed to the RDS by CEO Michael Duffy.
For social snaps from the evening, click on the gallery below.
Pics courtesy of Sasko Lazarov, Photocall Ireland.