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Joanna Walsh, P&O and Rhonda Geary, RUAS celebrating the new P&O Arena at the 2015 Balmoral Show.
Joanna Walsh, P&O and Rhonda Geary, RUAS celebrating the new P&O Arena at the 2015 Balmoral Show.

International Show Jumping at this year’s Balmoral Show will see some of the top and up-and-coming young riders from the British Isles and across the world, compete head to head.

Countries including Egypt, Canada, Thailand, Great Britain and Ireland, will create a truly international field of show jumpers who are sure to provide three days of nail biting competition.

Rhonda Geary, RUAS along with Niall and Margaret Creighton from Creighton's of Finaghy announcing their continued sponsorship of the Hunters at Balmoral Show 2015.

Rhonda Geary, RUAS along with Niall and Margaret Creighton from Creighton's of Finaghy announcing their continued sponsorship of the Hunters at Balmoral Show 2015.

The Rydale International Speed & Power class is one of six international competitions being held throughout the three days. Promising excitement and expertise this exhilarating competition will be one to watch. The Rydale sponsored event will be held on Thursday 14th May at 6pm.

The overall prize fund for the CSI2* BalmoraI International Show Jumping event stands at £38,500. The Barclay Communications & Bottle Green International Grand Prix is one of the Show’s highlights and the finale of the Show jumping week. It takes place at 4.15pm on Friday 15th May. The winner will take home £7,260!

Ireland’s Alexander Butler will be back to defend his 2013 and 2014 title and will battle it out with other top riders. Geoff Billington (GB) Dermott Lennon (IRL), Greg Broderick (IRL) and Daniel Coyle (IRL) are just a few of the talented renowned names entered.

In other equestrian news P&O are sponsoring the P&O Arena which will host a variety of competitions from the Young Stock Championship to Dressage demonstrations.

Joanna Walsh, P&O Ferries Marketing & Communications Manager said: “We at P&O Ferries are delighted to sponsor the P&O Arena this year at Balmoral Show.”

The Pegus Young Event Horse Championship dressage and conformation tests will be held in the P&O Arena on the first evening of the Show.

Speaking on the quality of entrants Declan Cullen, Pegus said: “It’s been a fabulous series so far with some fantastic horses, there has been some great traditional breeding lines coming to the fore. It’s going to be great final at Balmoral.”