A new world-class equestrian training facility, the National Horse Sport Arena, was formally opened at the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown.

The new arena has been established within the Walled Garden of Abbotstown House.

It will give Irish equestrian athletes access to state-of-the-art facilities for 25 different equestrian sports, which have been developed in accordance with the High Performance training needs of equestrian riders.

It is the first publicly owned facility of its kind in Ireland.