A show jumping saddle worth Euros 2,790 (about £1,900) was stolen at this year’s Dublin Horse Show.

The Amerigo Pinerolo DJ Jump saddle belonging to equestrian superstore Ashe Equestrian was stolen from its tradestand on the first day of the five-day show.

Managing director Jason Scarff said: “I went into the back of the stand and when I came back I noticed one of the saddles was missing.

“At first, I thought someone was trying it but it turned out it had gone. Our sponsored rider, Joseph Murphy, saw a short, stocky man taking it away, but assumed he’d paid for it.”

Mr Scarff has offered a reward of Euros 300-400 (about £250) to anyone who knows anything about the saddle. So far, the company has received one phone call from someone suggesting a location where it might be found. It is yet to follow it up.

The show, which took place from 8-12 August, has suffered from a series of thefts over the years.
If you have any information about the stolen saddle, contact Ashe
Equestrian (tel: 00353 44 9349533).