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Latest news from Tattersalls International Horse Trials 2015

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Entries are filling up for one the world’s biggest three day events 27th – 31st May 2015, the 10th Anniversary of Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair in County Meath Ireland.

The addition of a brand new 6/7 year old 1* class brings the total of classes to eight ranging from Ponies to Three Star. 

This hugely popular horse trials gets bigger and better every year with competitors and visitors alike enjoying the intimate friendly atmosphere alongside the famous Irish hospitality.  Tattersalls boasts some of the very best facilities with beautiful hard standing stabling yards, excellent hospitality for riders, grooms and visitors alike, and wonderful cross country courses built by Ian Stark OBE, one of the world’s leading course designers. 

Tattersalls attracts many of the big names in eventing to this famous Irish venue – many of them returning year after year.

Andrew Nicholson says ‘Tattersalls is a venue up there with the best of them.  I’ve been to Tattersalls since the beginning and it improves every year.  The facilities are top of the range.  It’s just what eventing needs’.

I look forward to it every year’, says William Fox Pitt.

‘It’s fun to come to Ireland and the atmosphere is always great’, says Pippa Funnell.

And this year for anyone heading for the Europeans at Blair in September, not only can you prepare over an Ian Stark cross country course (also building at Blair) but this year Tattersalls shares the same FEI Ground Jury as the team that will be officiating at Blair.

Live streaming of the event will enable eventing fans all over the world to enjoy the thrills and spills of live action each day, making the most of the three days of cross country.  This new initiative proved very popular last year with over 130,700 total views watching the live action available on the Tattersalls website.


image007With a prize fund of 60,000 Euros it’s a really exciting time for the Tattersalls team in the build up to event itself.  Preparations are going well and course builder Ian Stark promises a few new questions this year. 

‘I’m really happy with the course and have added some new interesting anniversary fences which I hope will add some extra excitement and challenges for horse and rider!’


So Tattersalls is all set to have a cracking 10th anniversary event and looks forward to welcoming competitors and visitors from all over the world.


‘Tattersalls is really easy to get to being only 30 minutes from the air and ferry ports in Dublin with discounts available on Irish Ferries.  If you are an eventing enthusiast there’s nowhere better, but for anyone who enjoys country sports or just fancying  a trip to Ireland there’s no greater place to go than Tattersalls!’ says UK representative Sallie Ryle. ‘come and enjoy a unique Irish experience!’


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