Thousands of people flocked to Cavan EC’s 21st annual five-day International Horse Show, where a range of national and international classes kept the crowds on the edge of their seats.

The first international competition, Friday’s €2,000 Cavan Welcome Stakes attracted 56 combinations and was won by Alexander Butler on HHS Copperhead Cruise. Second place went to Gerard Clarke on Kellswater Crimson and third place went to Robert Harrison on Holly Castleforbes.