The Aga Khan Trophy, arguably the most prestigious in the world, was inaugurated in 1926, with the glorious trophy itself donated by the Aga Khan in gratitude for the great times he had had at the Horse Show. The trophy is currently in its sixth incarnation and to keep the cup a nation must win three times in a row, a difficult task in a fiercely competitive event.
The Puissance, an amazing feat of equestrian ability sees horses and riders compete to clear an ever increasing vertical wall. Starting out from around 6 foot the wall can rise to well over 7 foot with the crowd’s hearts in their collective mouths as each riding pair approach to attempt their leap.
Of course nowadays the Show is about so much more than just the main events going on in the arena. The five day event has also become a showcase for the latest in equestrian equipment, design and fashion, and with the many side events as well it combines to make a fantastic trip for all the family.
What better way to enjoy the horses and the buzz around Ballsbridge than settling into your own beautiful hideaway and making the most of the whole Show. Luckily, Your Home From Home has a wonderful selection of fully furnished luxury apartments literally minutes from the RDS Showgrounds. With your own personal space and room to spread out you can nip back and forth for whatever you wish, knowing that you can fully relax or freshen up whenever the mood takes you.
With the amazing discounts we offer for booking online you won’t be breaking the bank either, leaving plenty in the wallet to pick up lots of the gear on display at the Show, and a few well-deserved ice-creams as well!