Irish Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden has today announced the Irish eventing team for the European Championships in Luhmühlen (GER) this week. All five horses have passed the first horse inspection which took place today.
The Irish team of four for this week’s European Eventing Championships in Luhmuhlen is:
Cathal Daniels riding Rioghan Rua (ISH) – 2007 chestnut mare by Jack Of Diamonds (SWB) out of Highland Destiny (ISH)(TIH), by Flagmount King (ID). Bred by Margaret Kinsella, Co. Galway. Owner: Frank & Margaret Kinsella
Sarah Ennis riding Woodcourt Garrison (ISH) – 2009 bay gelding by Garrison Royal (ISH) out of Davitt Star (ISH), by Furisto (HANN). Bred by Patrick J Kearns, Co. Laois. Owner: Breda Kennedy
Ciaran Glynn riding November Night (ISH)(TIH) – 2006 bay mare by Bonnie Prince (TB) out of Coolnalee Kate (ISH), by Flagmount King (ID). Bred by Pat Doherty, Co. Waterford. Owner: Susanna Francke & Peter Cole
Sam Watson riding Tullabeg Flamenco (ISH) – 2009 dun gelding by Tullabeg Fusion (ISH) out of Tullabeg Heidi (UNK), by Ardenteggle Sir (IPSA). Bred by Nicholas Cousins, Co. Wexford. Owner: Vahe Bogossian.
Tony Kennedy riding Westeria Lane (ISH) – 2005 gelding by Rantis Diamond (ISH) out of Salem Spirit (ISH). Bred by Elizabeth Woolmington (Wexford). Owner: Con Kennedy
Speaking about the competition Horse Sport Ireland’s High-Performance Director, Sally Corscadden said:
“We feel it is not going to be a dressage competition as the cross country is strong and technical with plenty of risks for 20 penalties and challenging conditions in the heat. We are lucky to have a very experienced team of riders who have all competed at Luhmühlen before. This will be a great help on cross country day, and we hope to reproduce our great jumping performance from the World Equestrian Games last year.”
Tomorrow will see Ciaran Glynn, Sarah Ennis and Tony Kennedy compete in the Dressage phase followed by Cathal Daniels and Sam Watson on Friday, Cross Country will take place on Saturday beginning at 10.30am (local time), the final showjumping phase will take place on Sunday. The event will be live streamed by FEI.TV and BBC red button and live updates can be found on the Team Ireland Equestrian social media pages.