Qatar Airways is pleased to join the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Ireland at the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show as its Official Airline Partner for the second consecutive year. The event, taking place this week until 12 August, will welcome more than 100,000 local and international visitors to see the world’s finest horses and international show jumpers.

The Stena Line Dublin Horse Show, one of Ireland’s most prestigious sporting events and a celebration embedded in the Irish culture, also celebrates its 145th show this summer.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said that as national carrier of the State of Qatar, they are especially pleased to celebrate the love of horses that both Qatar and Ireland share.

Our sponsorship of this event celebrates our common affinity, and the first anniversary of Qatar Airlines’ direct service between Doha and Dublin. This partnership also demonstrates the strength of our commitment to Ireland, a destination always popular with our customers. We look forward to bringing even more travellers to the Emerald Isle.’

RDS Chief Executive Officer Michael Duffy, said that the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Ireland has for generations been a key calendar event in Irish sporting and social circles. It serves as the pinnacle event for the Irish sport horse community and is considered by many to be one of the best equestrian events in the world. He said that this is made possible through generous support from sponsors.

We are delighted to welcome back Qatar Airways for a second year of partnership. They added greatly to the show last year, bringing additional energy and presence, and we are sure that the second year of our partnership will be just as rewarding.’

The event also features the Dundrum Town Centre Ladies’ Day, where Irish elegance and style come together in inspiring competitions at the area’s premier shopping and leisure destination, the Dundrum Town Centre.

Qatar Airways celebrated its one-year anniversary of direct service to Dublin earlier in June. The  airline commenced its first flight to Dublin in 12 June 2017, to strengthen its ties with the Irish market and connect passengers from Ireland to more than 150 destinations around the world. Last week, Qatar Airways also celebrated one of the highlights of the flat-racing season, the Qatar Goodwood Festival in partnership with Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club. Qatar Airways operates daily flights to Dublin with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

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