Punchestown National Hunt Festival 2017
The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival will take place Tuesday April 25th to Saturday April 29th 2017.
This famous festival is considered the grande finale of the jump season with top class horses, trainers and jockeys from both sides of the Irish Sea converging on the Kildare Venue to settle scores and confirm reputations. The quality of racing is unrivalled with a total of 11 grade 1 contests taking place.
Punchestown is proud to be the home of the Irish National Hunt Racing and host to the famous La Touche Cup, a spectators favourite run over the cross country course - its a 'must see' for the racing fan.
Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri the first race goes to post at 3.40pm (tbc). Gates open at 12 noon. The last race will be 7.15pm (tbc).
Sat is Festival Family Day, the first race is at 2.30pm (tbc) and the gates will open at 11.30am (tbc). Please arrive early for the complimentary childrens activities.
Tattersalls International Horse Trials 2017
The 2017 International Horse Trials combines top class Eventing with all the fun of the fair! See the world's leading riders battle it out in the three Eventing disciplines: dressage, cross country and show jumping; while enjoying all the country fair has to offer.
The shopping village hosts over 60 stands exhibiting a range of products from clothing to. Enjoy the picnic area by the most exciting fence on the course - 'the water fence'; feast on delicious produce from the many artisan food producers; or relax in the beautiful Tattersalls Country House.
Family entertainment includes a free kids' zone, dog competitions and lots of activities from pony rides to carnival stands, bucking bronco and bouncy castles to a pet farm, face painting and much more. Look no further than this Co. Meath event for a fun bank holiday day out for all the family!
This year the Trials run from Wednesday 31st June to Sunday 4th June inclusive.