TATTERSALLS IRELAND ANNOUNCE CHARITY LUNCH

The 2nd annual CMRF Crumlin Charity Lunch takes place on Friday 2nd June at the Tattersalls International Horse Trials, Ratoath Co Meath.  Guests can expect to enjoy a drinks reception followed by a four-course lunch. The much loved social event will help raise critical funds for Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children and CMRF Crumlin to continue their invaluable work.

Last year's inaugural CMRF Charity Lunch raised over €38,000, with money raised going directly to improving facilities and creating a recreational space for teenagers.
 
Antoinette Kelly, Head of Community Fundraising at The Children's Medical and Research Foundation (CMRF) said: "We were overwhelmed by the guest's generosity at last year's fundraiser and we are pleased to see that it has become a key fundraising fixture at the Tattersalls International Horse Trials. It is crucial that research into childhood illness keeps moving forward and with fundraisers like the CMRF Crumlin Charity Lunch at Tattersalls, it will enable doctors to continuously improve, refine and create better treatments". 

Tickets for the charity lunch can be purchased from Ann Byrne on 087 821 0939.

 
Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair (31st May - 4th June)
Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair takes place from Wednesday 31st May until Sunday 4th June.  The event combines world class Eventing with a quintessential Country Fair. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the extensive shopping village and artisan marquee and the kids area including the Toddler Zone, Activity Area, Dog Show, Pony Rides, Carnival Rides and lots more. Under 12's go FREE to the event.
 

TATTERSALLS IRELAND ANNOUNCE THE GEORGE MERNAGH MEMORIAL FUND BURSARY 2017

Tattersalls Ireland is inviting applicants involved in all equestrian disciplines to apply for the 2017 George Mernagh Memorial Fund (GMMF) bursary. 
 
The annual GMMF bursary was set up in memory of the late George Mernagh who had a lifelong interest in equestrian sports and was devoted to developing these at Tattersalls Ireland. The €5,000 bursary is intended to support an applicant, from course designer/builder to competitor to instructor, to develop or further establish their career in the eventing industry. This payment is intended to assist with associated costs, over a defined period, of pursuing an equestrian career.
 
Former winning recipient of the GMMF bursary, Emma Golding, has part used the funding to travel to represent Ireland at the FEI World Championships for Drivers with Disabilities, which was held in the Netherlands and secured a Top 10 placing. The remainder of her funding is being used to promote opportunities for other people with spinal cord injuries and to encourage them to get involved in the sport of carriage driving. Previous winners also include Michelle Kenny, Cathal Daniels and Ian Cassells to name but a few. 
 
Tattersalls Ireland Managing Director Roger Casey commented: "George is the reason that the Tattersalls International Horse Trials exists today, and we are honoured to have seen it grow into such a successful event. This bursary carrying George's name can go a long way towards helping applicants achieve their goals." 
 
The closing date for 2017 GMMF bursary applications is Friday, 19th May 2017.  Applications must adhere with the terms set out below. The winner will be presented with their €5,000 bursary on Sunday, 4th June. 
 

TATTS 2017 HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

HAVE YOU GOT YOUR TATTS TICKETS YET?

This year's Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair takes place from Wednesday, 31st May until Sunday, 4th June in the beautiful surroundings of Tattersalls Country House, a stone's throw from Dublin.

Visit www.tatts.ie for all information regarding the International event and to book your tickets (up to 20% off tickets when purchased in advance). Children 12 and under go FREE.

Visitors can upgrade their admission ticket to gain access to the exclusive arena-side Jaguar Members Lounge. Members can enjoy their own dedicated lounge, mingle with the riders and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

With over 80 trade stands to choose from and the Stena Line Kids Zone, not to mention the chance to watch the worlds' best equestrian athletes from the Mitsubishi Picnic Square out on the cross country course, Tatts 2017 has something for all the family to enjoy!

 

EXCITING CROSS COUNTRY COURSE CHANGES AT TATTERSALLS 2017

Work is well under way for the 2017 Tattersalls International Horse Trials (31 May - 4 June) which will feature new cross country courses across all classes this year.

In addition to the new Cross Country courses, Tattersalls Ireland are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Pat Kelly, Manager of The Curragh Training Grounds, one of the leading equine facilities in the world, as Ground Consultant to the International Horse Trials. Pat will advise and contribute with regard to the on-going maintenance and preparation of the land for this prestigious event in the international equestrian calendar.

FEI Cross Country designer and former Olympian, Mr Ian Stark OBE, said "I am really looking forward to Tatts 2017. All the classes have new Cross Country courses, as we've turned the tracks round. This gives a totally different feel and creates some very exciting new challenges for the rider. Riders returning to Tatts 2017 will certainly need to allow extra time for serious course walking!!"

Managing Director of Tattersalls Ireland, Roger Casey, commented "The Tattersalls International Horse Trials is now one of the biggest equestrian events in the world and we are continuously striving to develop and improve it. The newly designed courses, along with the appointment of such a well-respected ground consultant as Pat Kelly, will bring a new dimension to this year's event. The on-going annual effort to upgrade facilities in general including a new dedicated event water reservoir in 2017, will be hugely beneficial this year- a year when we are also hosting a leg of the eventing FEI Nations Cup Series for the first time".

Riders coming from abroad can also take advantage of valuable discounts with the new ferry partner Stena Line, along with a chance to win a draw for a free ferry crossing by booking their travel to Tatts 2017 on one of their three routes from Britain.

Entries are now open for the 2017 Tattersalls International Horse Trials.

Tickets for Tattersalls International Horse Trials are available now at up to 20% discount on line at www.tatts.ie or through Facebook.


TATTERSALLS INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS TO HOST FEI NATIONS CUP

 

The Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair 2017 has been awarded the Irish leg of the FEI Nations Cup™. Taking place from the 31st May – 4th June, Tatts 2017 will once again host 8 competitions including the George Mernagh Memorial CIC03* - NC Class.

2017 will be the 6th running of the FEI Nations Cup™.  Teams compete in 10 events across 10 countries. 2016 saw Germany take the title with the UK in second. Ireland has yet to win the series.

Roger Casey, Managing Director, Tattersalls Ireland said “We are honoured to have been awarded the Irish leg of the FEI Nations Cup ™.  In 2016 53% of Tattersalls competitors were from overseas and 127 countries watched the competition on our live streaming. We hope hosting the FEI Nations Cup ™ will encourage more overseas entries making it an exciting spectacle for visitors while boosting the profile of the event internationally.”

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Editors Notes

 

2017 Nations Cup Schedule

 

Venue

NF

date_start

date_end

event_code

Fontainebleau

FRA

22.03.2017

26.03.2017

CICO3*-NC

Montelibretti

ITA

20.04.2017

23.04.2017

CICO3*-NC

Strzegom

POL

17.05.2017

21.05.2017

CICO3*-NC

Houghton Hall

GBR

25.05.2017

28.05.2017

CICO3*-NC

Ratoath, Tattersalls

IRL

31.05.2017

04.06.2017

CICO3*-NC

Wiener Neustadt, Milak

AUT

30.06.2017

02.07.2017

CICO3*-NC

The Plains VA

USA

07.07.2017

09.07.2017

CICO3*-NC

Aachen

GER

18.07.2017

23.07.2017

CICO3*-NC

Waregem

BEL

21.09.2017

24.09.2017

CICO3*-NC

Boekelo

NED

05.10.2017

08.10.2017

CCIO3*-NC