The annual Dublin Horse Show gets underway at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Ballsbridge with a strong representation from Northern Ireland.

The Dublin Horse Show at the RDS is one of the highlights of the social and sporting season in Dublin.

This year, the show has received 1,509 entries proving its popularity both nationally and internationally.

Frank Hall meets some of those in attendance and horse owners hoping to come away with a prize. One horse owner, who has travelled from Belfast for the show, explains the vast difference between showing and jumping.

Showing is a completely different kind of art.

Showing involves bringing out the best in the horse to catch the judge's eye. As part of the judging process, the judges get the opportunity to ride the horses.

For George Fitzgibbon, who has been working with horses for fifty eight years, the day begins at 6.00 am preparing his horse for the show.  He also comments on the strong representation of horses and owners from Northern Ireland.

This episode of 'Newsbeat' was broadcast on 3 August 1965. The reporter is Frank Hall.