The Premier county’s equestrian artist Peter Curling and his wife, Louise, own Hochmagandy, which gave Frances Cash her seventh RDS hunter championship.
So far this year, Tipperary-bred horses have won six international events in show jumping and eventing. Co Clare, which also bred six international winners this year, also enjoyed major success at the show.
Eighteen-year-old John Hayes, Cranny, Kilrush, won the young horse championship with Playboy, a two-year-old chestnut gelding bred by Ann Leamy, Ballylar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
His father, John Hayes, found the horse for his son, who opted for the two-week-old foal rather than a motor bike for his 16th birthday.
The main RDS showing results were as follows:
Champion Two-year-old: (Playboy) John Hayes, Kilrush, Co Clare. Reserve: (Just Joe) Mrs Deirdre Walsh, Park, Corbally, Limerick.
Champion Three-year-old (TB and Halfbred): (Tattygare My Fair Lady) Hurst Show Horses, Co Fermanagh, Reserve: (Silver Symphony) Desmond Gibson, Dromore, Co Down.
Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Ladies’ Hunters: (Valamiro) Valerie McBride, Ballynahinch, Co Down. Reserve: (Lord of the Dance) Ms Wanda McIlwaine, Co Down.
Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Best Hunter Mare; (Leader Star) Jim Tempany MVB, MRCVS, Skreen, Co Sligo. Reserve: (Something Special) Rachel Slator, Co Down.
Best Heavy-Weight Hunter: (Freddie Kruger) Mrs. P M Creighton, Co Antrim. Reserve: (Dramore) Alex Brewster, Scotland.
Joseph Widger Trophy for Medium-Weight Hunter: (Simon) F Purcell, Ratoath, Co Meath. Reserve: (Leader Star) Jim Tempany, Co Sligo.
Champion Irish Draught Mare: (Roma Silver Pearl) Moira McKenna, Downpatrick, Co Down. Reserve: (Rosetown Annie) Mary McGrath, Newbridge, Co Kildare.
Hanson Trophy for Junior Side Saddle Pony: (Celtic Legend) Michelle Dempsey, Kilmallock, Co Limerick. Reserve: (Tilston Jacana) Mrs J E McNeice, Hollywood, Co Down.
Diana Bondino Trophy for Junior Side Saddle: (Golden Grove Boy) Catherine O’Carroll, Tralee, Co Kerry. Reserve: (Silent Echo) Mrs Philippa Mansergh-Wallace, Tipperary.
Perpetual Champion Cup for Best Hunter: (Hochmagandy) Mr & Mrs Peter Curling, Prosperous, Kildare. Reserve: (Ringwood Dunbeacon) Michael Leonard & Mrs. G. Jerme, Newcastle West, Limerick.
Galway-Greer Cup for Four-year-old Hunter: (Ringwood Dunbeacon) Michael Leonard & Mrs. G. Jerme. Reserve: (Something Special) Rachel Slator.
Plaque for Irish Draught Foal: (Dreamtime Mayfie) Mary McGrath, Newbridge, Co Kildare. Reserve: (Guraun Keep Away) Chantal Deon, Loughrea, Co Galway.
Champion Irish Draught Stallion: (Crosstown Dancer) Fintan Branigan, Drogheda, Co Louth. Reserve: (Sir Rivie) Ballinteggart Stud, Portadown, Co Armagh.
Perpetual Challenge Cup for Thoroughbred Brood Mare: (Cloneyhea Paupers Ryme) Cloneyhea Equestrian Services, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Reserve: (Rockfield Mist) John Hyde, Ballmacoda, Co Cork.
Perpetual Cup for Small Hunter: (Teddy Star) Miss Kerry Yates, Co Down. Reserve: (Windy Millar lll) T Wallace, Co Down.
Perpetual Cup for Overall Champion Young Horse (TB and 1/2 bred): (Playboy) John Hayes, Co Clare. Reserve: (Cheeky Imp) Declan Fahey, Clonakilty, Co Cork
Pembroke Challenge Cup: (Tattygare My Fair Lady) Hurst Show Horses. Reserve: (Cloudy Bay) Moira McKelvey, Co Down.
Perpetual Challenge Cup for Champion Yearling: (Cheeky Imp) Declan Fahey, Clonakilty, Co Cork. Reserve: (Versache) Desmond Gibson, Dromore, Co Down.
Perpetual Challenge Cup for Champion Working Hunter Horse: (Ringwood on Springs) Michael Leonard, Newcastle West, Co Limerick. Reserve: (Freetouch) Martin King, Ashbourne, Meath.
Champion Cob: (Checkmate) Dermot O’Connor, Cloneygowan, Co Offaly. Reserve: (Mr Morrow) Robert Morrow, Lisburn, Co Antrim.
Owen Ryan Cup for champion one, two or three year old filly (TB and 1/2 bred): (Tattygare My Fair Lady) Hurst Show Horses. Reserve: (Very Smart) Hurst Show Horses & Mrs Harriet Cox, Co Fermanagh.
Michael O’Connell Trophy for Connemara Pony: (Castle Urchin) Henry O’Toole, Clifden, Co Galway. Reserve: (Glencarrig Prince) Gearoid Curran, Moycullen, Co Galway.
RDS Perpetual Challenge Cup in Equitation: (Rockmount Odyssey) Verran Moore, Claregalway, Co Galway. Reserve: (Strawberry Top), Teresa Igoe, Athlone, Co Westmeath
RDS Trophy for Riding Horse: (Braveheart) Deirdre Gomes, Greyabbey, Co Down. Reserve: (Berberous) Maura Purcell, Emly, Co. Tipperary.
RDS Cup for Best Pony: (Rhos Royal Velvet) Mrs M Moore, Ballynahinch, Co. Down. Reserve: (Haynevalley Pierre) Mrs Regina Daly, Leap, Co Cork.
Plaque for Novice Pony: (Haynevalley Pierre), Mrs Regina Daly, Leap, Co Cork. Reserve: Clonross Talisman, Mrs R Henry, Fethard, Co Tipperary.
RDS Cup for Open Pony: (Rhos Royal Velvet) Mrs M Moore, Ballynahinch, Co Down. Reserve: (Knockreigh Mistletoe) Pamela Chapman, Gorey, Co Wexford
Vivienne Hillery Cup for Champion Working Hunter Pony: (Ardfry Ahab) Linda Young, Maynooth, Co Kildare. Reserve: (Ardfry Cedar) Pascal Crawford, Corofin, Co Galway.