Stena Line jumps in to become title sponsor of Dublin Horse Show


Stena Line is to become title sponsor of the world-famous Dublin Horse Show – attracting over 100,000 visitors each year – for the next two years.
This year’s event takes place from 8–12 August at the RDS, with international equestrian competitions, plus over 300 shopping stalls, entertainment, food and drink outlets around the grounds and National Show Jumping finals for all ages. Over 1,500 horses and ponies will compete across 132 classes and competitions during the five-day event.

Caitlin Hyland, Customer Service Representative, Stena Line, and Second Lieutenant James Whyte with Rolestown of the Irish Army Equitation School, McKee Barracks. .

Diane Poole, Travel Commercial Manager Irish Sea South at Stena Line, said: “We are thrilled to confirm our title sponsor of the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show 2018 which is now in its 145th year. Partnering with such an iconic Irish event as the Dublin Horse Show provides a perfect opportunity for Stena Line to engage directly with a wider audience and further demonstrates our commitment and support for a range of communities across Ireland.”   
She added that “2018 has been a very successful year for Stena Line – we confirmed that the first of our new generation state-of-the-art E-Flexer ferries currently being built in China will be deployed on our Dublin – Holyhead route in early 2020.”
“We are delighted to have Stena Line on board for this year’s Dublin Horse Show,” said Michael Duffy, Chief Executive of the RDS. “The Show is considered one of the best equestrian events in the world and we operate it on a non-profit basis so to make it the best showcase for the Irish Sport Horse industry that it can be. This export-led industry is worth over €800m to the Irish economy and is a vital component of rural Ireland’s economy. Sponsorship such as with Stena Line is vital for the success of the Show and ultimately really beneficial for the Irish Sport Horse industry.”




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