Bertram Allen and Team Ireland won’t be going to the Rio 2014 Olympics after their appeal was rejected by the FEI. Photograph: Getty

Cian O’Connor says he is “totally gutted” after the Ireland showjumping team’s Rio Olympics qualification hopes were wrecked in controversial fashion (...)

Chef d’Equipe Robert Splaine with The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup as Team Ireland celebrate earlier this month. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Four of the riders and three of the horses on the team which won the Aga Khan trophy at the Dublin Horse Show last Friday have been named to represent(...)

Ireland’s Greg Broderick, Bertram Allen, Darragh Kenny, Conor Swail and Cian O’Connor ahead at the RDS. The Aga Khan starts at 3pm on Friday. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Tipperary rider Greg Broderick will make his debut in the Aga Khan on Friday, while Cian O’Connor is set to make his 100th Nation’s Cup appearance.(...)

Ireland’s show jumping team manager Robert Splaine has named his four-star Nations’ Cup squad. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

A squad of six riders has been named by Horse Sport Ireland’s show jumping team manager, Robert Splaine, for Friday night’s four-star Nations’ Cup in (...)

President Michael D Higgins and the president of the RDS, Fonsie Mealy, with Rob Hoekstra (centre) and (from left) Ben Maher, Nick Skelton, Robert Smith and Scott Brash of the Great Britain team that won the Nations Cup at the RDS yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Dublin Horse Show may have started with a bang for the Irish team, when chef d’equipe Robert Splaine’s mini-bar exploded, but yesterday ended with(...)

Annemarie Corbett from Mitchelstown, Co Cork photographed with Sir Temple Touch from Galway  at the Dublin Horse Show RDS. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The Aga Khan cup has been won by Britain at the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS.It is the 26th time Britain has won the trophy in the Nations’ Cup compet(...)

Anne Marie Blennerhassett, winner of the Best Dressed Lady Competition. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Alison HealyTralee-born Annmarie Blennerhasset (32) was a popular winner of the Best Dressed Lady prize at today’s Dublin Horse Show. Hundreds of wome(...)

Attending the opening day of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Exploding fridges, the mystery of the missing gold carriage and the hunt for a rock star. Yes, there was something for everyone at the opening day of (...)

Workers assemble the fences during  final preparations for the Dublin Horse Show, which opened at the RDS today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Plans to revive the Spring Show have been shelved, it emerged yesterday as the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show opened at the RDS.The Spring Show en(...)