President Higgins presented the Nations Cup, the trophy awarded annually for the international show jumping competition in Dublin’s RDS.
Seven teams competed for the most coveted and most famous prize in team showjumping, The Aga Khan Trophy.
The Nations Cup was established with help of the late Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III.
President Higgins has attended the Aga Khan trophy each year since the inauguration for his first term, in 2011.
In August last year, President Higgins met with Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini, Aga Khan IV, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Shia Muslim leader taking office.