BALLSBRIDGE is once again clanging to the welcome sound of hooves this busy weekend with over 400 horses and ponies competing in 18 competitions for a total prize fund of over €135,000.

This weekend’s RDS National Equestrian Championships moreover is providing a vital showcase and a focal point for the Irish Sport Horse industry which is emerging, like all other sectors, from the pandemic rollercoaster of the last 18 months.