Well we might have thought it was a dainty part of our equestrian history but they're are still women out there determined to maintain the tradition of riding horses side saddle.
Our own Martina McGlynn was keen to investigate, she visited Culahill Equestrian Centre in County Laois where Ciara O’ Connell and her friend Hanna were preparing for tomorrow’s side saddle event at the RDS.
Jody and Nuala Gilsenan of Bridgefield Farm ice cream and they will have their specially adapted ice cream trailer at the Moynalty Show tomorrow (Sunday 11th of August) and at the Virigina Show later in the month.
Well we’d be forgiven for thinking that the Dublin Horse Show is a showcase mainly for traditional breeds like the Connemara and Irish Draught. But racehorses also have an opportunity to compete in the Racehorse to Riding-horse competition - where they are retrained to become suitable for leisure riding, eventing or jumping.