More than 300 horses from 10 nations will be competing in the Camphire International Horse Trials and Country Fair in County Waterford which will be held on the last weekend in July.
There are 7 International classes in all catering for amateur and professional riders.
Irish senior riders will be competing at Camphire for places on the Irish team for the World Equestrian Games which takes place in America this Autumn.
The new cross-country course designed by Paul Brady, covers 3½ miles with over 40 obstacles.
Paul Brady, Event Organiser said, “It takes huge cost and support in order to be able to run an international event such as this and I give special thanks to our main sponsors – Sema Lease who have come on board this year, for their generous sponsorship. Also, I would like to thank Gain Equine Nutrition, Castleacare and Ecclesiastical Insurance, George Corbett Skoda, Horse Sport Ireland and Eventing Ireland as well as private patrons and friends for their continued support. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our land owners, the Wilks and the Browne family for this spectacular venue, and also the wider local community and our large team of volunteers – without their support this event would be impossible to run.
This internationally recognised event attracts many overseas international and Olympic riders and plays host to thousands of visitors from home and abroad. It is a great opportunity for our riders and horses to perform to the highest international level here in Ireland, while also providing our breeders and producers with an international platform showcasing and promoting the very best of Irish bred horses and promoting the Irish Horse Industry.”