New all-weather arena planned for International Equestrian Competition Centre at Ballindenisk

Pictured at the announcement of a new all-weather competition planned for Ballindenisk (l-r) Cathal Daniels (European Eventing Individual Bronze Medallist), Paul Sutton (Senior Executive Officer Economic Development Cork County Council), Ros Canter (World Eventing Individual and Team Gold Medallist), Minister Michael Creed TD, Valerie Murphy (Chief Executive of Avondhu Blackwater Partnership) and Peter Fell (Event Director Ballindenisk).

Plans were recently unveiled for the installation of a new all-weather competition arena at the International Equestrian Competition Centre at Ballindenisk House, Watergrasshill in Co. Cork.

The 140m x 70m all-weather arena will be used at both international Eventing competitions in April and September, as well as the National competitions hosted at the venue. The new arena will also be available for regional and national training, from grassroots to High Performance Olympic athletes.

The project will be funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and supported by North Cork LAG through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development – Europe Investing in Rural Areas – LEADER 2014 – 2020 programme and Avondhu Blackwater Partnership CLG.

Last month Ballindenisk International Horse Trials had entries from multiple Championship and Olympic competitors including current World Individual and Team Gold Medallist Ros Canter, Ireland’s World Individual and Team Silver Medallist Pádraig McCarthy and recent European Individual Bronze Medallist Cathal Daniels.

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