August 11, 1962
Dundalk Show, to be held in St Marys College Grounds on Wednesday and Thursday of next week promises to be one of the biggest successes yet.
Once again, the vent has been fixed to coincide with the big Festival, the Fifteenth, and only good weather is needed to bring a very large attendance to the picturesque and commodious College Park.
There is much to attract a capacity attendance, particularly in the jumping events.
For years Dundalk Show has attracted the best jumpers in the country, not alone because of its proximity o Dublin, but also because of the value of its prize money and the excellent appointments in the jumping arena, particularly the jumps.
This year many steps have been taken to make the various events more attractive to horse owners, and to make it more enjoyable for spectators also.
The prize money offered this year, over £500, makes a record for any provincial show.
That it is possible to offer such prize money is due in great part to the generosity of the Dundalk tobacco firm of Messrs PJ Carroll and Co., who have endowed the main event, the Championship of the Show, in £150, to which the Show Committee have added money to make the first prize £100, second £40, third £20 and fourth £10.
The various other events carry increased prize money.
A feature of the jumping will be the jumps, which have been brought up to the most modern requirements and variety.
Television viewers will have seen many of these new jumps, which tax the qualities of a show jumper and make for great variety for the spectators.