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Equestrian Round-Up: Irish successes in Florida & Dortmund in past week

In the past seven days Ireland’s equestrian stars have competed behind closed doors at competitions in Florida and Dortmund, achieving much success on both sides of the Atlantic. Darragh Kenny scored a victory in the $137,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix...

Susan Fitzpatrick takes opening win in Underwriting Exchange Grand Prix

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The Underwriting National Grand Prix league got off to a great start, with Kilkenny’s Susan Fitzpatrick claiming victory in the opening round at Galway Equestrian today (Sunday 5th of July). Riding her own Verdict de Kezeg, she set the...

Irish High Performance Director Michael Blake Talks Showjumping

Michael Blake, Irish Showjumping Manager, spoke recently about the unusual situation he finds himself in as when “you get your dream job, the world stops.” The Co. Clare-native, who spent three years as Irish Team Development Manager and was named...

Horse Sport Ireland confirms dates & venues for HSI Premier Series

Horse Sport Ireland and Showjumping Ireland have announced the rescheduled dates and venues for the 2020 HSI Premier Series. The HSI Premier Series, which has a prize find north of €53,000, and which is the highest level of National Show...

Reigning champions Ireland invited to FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final in Barcelona

Ireland is among the 22 nations invited to compete at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final at Barcelona Polo Club in October. Under changes approved by the FEI Board, the 22 teams are 10 from Europe, three from North...

Bertram Allen wins on first visit to Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida

Bertram Allen and Quiet Easy 4 proved unassailable in the $6,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m CSI4* class at the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, giving the 24-year-old Wexford rider a victory in his first-ever visit to the WEF. The two-phase...

11 Irish Show Jumpers ranked in World’s Top 100

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reland has 11 riders ranked among the top 100 in the world according to the latest Longines World Show Jumping rankings from the FEI, a figure only surpassed by the USA with twelve. The news comes on the back of...

Irish Showjumping great Colonel Billy Ringrose dies aged 89

One of the legends of Irish Showjumping, Colonel Billy Ringrose, has died at the age of 89. Col Ringrose was one of the country’s most successful riders during the 1950s and 1960s, before going on to become Chef d’Équipe of...

Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League cancelled for 2020

Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League have been cancelled for 2020 due to the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision was taken by the organisers due to what they describe as “these exceptional circumstances”. With restrictions...

2020 Dublin Horse Show Cancelled

The 2020 Dublin Horse Show is the latest major sporting event to fall victim to the Covid-19 pandemic. Monday evening’s statement from the RDS confirming cancellation of Ireland’s premier horse show, which was scheduled to take place from 15th to...

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