Tuesday 17th of September 2019
Eventing

Olympic Royalty Headline Tatts 2016

Elite Eventing Athletes confirm their entry for Tattersalls International Horse Trials this June Bank Holiday Weekend as they follow the Road to Rio.

Zara Phillips and Black Tuxedo

Zara Phillips and Black Tuxedo

Olympic gold, silver and bronze medallists, World Equestrian Games Medal winners, the Irish Olympic Squad, the Queens Granddaughter and 6 of the top 20 Eventing Athletes in the world are amongst the competitors lining out for 11th renewal of the Tattersalls International Horse Trials in association with Horse Sport Ireland.

The 2016 Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair takes place from the 1st – 5th June 2016 at the Country Meath venue. 

Commenting on the entries Roger Casey, Managing Director of Tattersalls Ireland said:

“Tattersalls continues to attract the stars of the Eventing world. We are looking forward to welcoming the Irish Olympic Squad as they near the final stages of their preparation for Rio. Likewise to include multiple Olympic Gold medallist Andrew Hoy, silver medal winners William Fox Pitt, Zara Tindall and Mary King and other big international names such as Oliver Townend, New Zealanders Tim and Jonelle Price, Australian Paul Tapner and Sam Griffiths is a great honour for the event. Entries also include Camilla Spiers with Portersize Just a Jiff who recently finished top of the Irish at Badminton and Andrew Lloyd Webbers daughter Bella who competes in the one star class. With well over 300 entries we acknowledge the number of amateur, junior and pony riders who are supporting us and competing alongside the best in the world.  It is a mouth watering line up and we really encourage the public to come out in force to see these equestrian super stars in action on their door step.” 

 

19 April 2016; Team Ireland squad member Aoife Clark ahead of the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio. National Horse Sport Arena, Abbotstown, Co. Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

Aoife Clark © Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

KASEY LOU CARBERRY (6) and "Kerry" along with JUDE VAUGHEN (4) and "Daisy", at this morning's TATTERSALLS INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS & COUNTRY FAIR 2016 PHOTO LAUNCH. 10-5-2016. Photo PAT HEALY.

Kasey Lou Carberry (6) and “Kerry” along with Jude Vaughen (4) and “Daisy” Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair 2016 Photo Launch
© Pat Healy

Tatts 2016 combines world class sport with a quintessential country fair and is acknowledged as one of the countryside events of the summer. It is more than just an equestrian competition, the weekend is tailored especially for families with free admission for under 12’s. The Kids Zone is packed with fun. The highlight is the Tractor Ted Experience which along with the free Tayto Toddler Zone, Petting Farm, Traditional Carnival Rides and Activity Area for older kids is sure to capture the imagination. 

With loads of grown up fun on tap the whole family will be entertained. The shopping village is a treasure trove of country chic brands, there is an artisan and craft market and a range of delicious local food producers and fun bars on site.  You can bring your own picnic and park by the Mitsubishi Picnic Square and watch the thrills and spills of the famous water fence or relax in the pop up restaurant in the beautiful surrounds of Tattersalls Country House. Your four legged friends are also more than welcome and will love the novelty dog shows. 

Under 12’s go free with adult tickets starting at €15 with up to 20% discount off tickets online. For more information including ticket prices see www.tatts.ie, Twitter: @TATTS2016 or like us on Facebook.

Plan your visit to Tattersalls International Horse Trials HERE.

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